Steve W. Lucas

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Steve W. Lucas was a prolific author of text adventure games in Britain in the 1980s.

His work was primarily published as BASIC type-in listings in books and magazines for computers such as the MSX, C64, Oric, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. In total during the period between 1983 and 1986, he wrote about fifty games, although several were minor variations and reskinned versions of earlier work, sometimes renamed for other micros.

His games featured in many of the mainstream computing magazines of the day such as Games Computing, Personal Computing Today, Home Computing Weekly, MSX User, Oric Owner, Acorn Programs, Personal Software, Computer Gamer, Your Commodore, Personal Computer World, Amstrad CPC 464 User, Electron User, and A&B Computing.

Steve wrote a monthly series on programming adventure games that ran in Games Computing between September 1984 and March 1985. He also produced the adventure writing books MSX Adventure Programming and Adventure Programming on the Amstrad CPC 464 & 664, published by Argus Books in 1985.

Like many other authors of type-in games, Steve's adventures have been unofficially ported and adapted to other platforms, often without crediting the original source.