Scott Adams

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Scott Adams, 2007. From GET LAMP.

Co-founder of Adventure International, credited with being one of the earliest home computer entertainment software companies (possibly the first, depending on various factors).

Author of Adventureland and many other early IF games. In the United Kingdom the company Adventuresoft UK traded under Adventure International UK and republished their own games as well as the Adventure International games. The company traded from roughly 1979 to 1984 before it was shut down.


Games

The first fourteen games form the Scott Adams Classic Games series (Sometimes known as 'Scott Adams Adventures of the Mind' series). On several platforms some of these games were extended to include Graphics (under the SAGA and SAGA+ names.)

  1. Adventureland
  2. Pirate Adventure (aka Pirates Cove)
  3. Mission Impossible (aka Impossible Mission, Secret Mission, Atomic Mission)
  4. Voodoo Castle
  5. The Count
  6. Strange Odyssey
  7. Mystery Fun House (aka Fun House Mystery)
  8. Pyramid of Doom
  9. Ghost Town
  10. Savage Island, Part I
  11. Savage Island, Part II
  12. Golden Voyage
  13. Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle
  14. Return to Pirate's Island


These three games were released as the Questprobe Series. There was supposed to be a fourth game in the series featuring the X-Men but was stopped when they went out of business.

  1. The Hulk
  2. Spiderman
  3. The Fantastic Four
  4. X-Men (Unreleased)


This was an independent game, delivered in the same style as the other games.


Scott's later released the sequel:


His most recent project is the Scott Adams Bible Adventure series:


Samplers

  • Adventureland Demo


Home Formats

The games appeared on various home machines

  • Apple II
  • Atari 8-bit
  • BBC Micro
  • Commodore PET, C+4, C16
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • PC
  • Spectrum
  • TI-99/4A
  • TRS-80 (I + III), (Dragon / Coco)

Links

Interviews