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[[Image:Gl-woods.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Don Woods, 2006. From GET LAMP.]]
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Woods is best known in IF circles as co-creator of the program known as ADVENT, [[Adventure]], and Colossal Cave. While employed at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), he found the original version of the game program written by [[William Crowther|Will Crowther]]. After writing to every "Crowther" on every ARPANET host he could find, he made contact and requested permission to extend the game, which was granted. Adding a number of puzzles and objects to the game with the help of other employees at SAIL, he then released it to an even wider audience, where it caught plenty of attention.
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He has continued working as a developer, employed by companies including Xerox, Sun, ClariNet, General Magic, Postini, and PlaceWare.
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In 2006, Woods accepted the "First Penguin Award" at the Game Developers' Conference for the contribution of [[Adventure]] to the computer games industry. This award was presented by [[Bob Bates]] and [[Steve Meretzky]].
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==Author Credits==
 
==Author Credits==
 
* ''[[Adventure]]'' (with [[William Crowther]]; 1976; FORTRAN).
 
* ''[[Adventure]]'' (with [[William Crowther]]; 1976; FORTRAN).
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==Links==
 
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* [http://www.icynic.com/~don Don Woods' home page].
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Woods Don Woods] at Wikipedia.
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Woods Don Woods] at Wikipedia.
 
===Interviews===
 
===Interviews===
* [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/woods-eng L’avventura è l’avventura interview (in English)] - June 2001.
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* [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/woods-eng L’avventura è l’avventura interview (in English)], [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/woods (in Italian)] - June 2001.
* [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/woods L’avventura è l’avventura interview (in Spanish)] - June 2001.
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* [http://archive.org/details/GETLAMP-Woods GET LAMP: Don Woods]. Interview video clips of Don Woods for [[Get Lamp]], 2006.
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Latest revision as of 15:52, 16 June 2016

Don Woods, 2006. From GET LAMP.

Woods is best known in IF circles as co-creator of the program known as ADVENT, Adventure, and Colossal Cave. While employed at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), he found the original version of the game program written by Will Crowther. After writing to every "Crowther" on every ARPANET host he could find, he made contact and requested permission to extend the game, which was granted. Adding a number of puzzles and objects to the game with the help of other employees at SAIL, he then released it to an even wider audience, where it caught plenty of attention.

He has continued working as a developer, employed by companies including Xerox, Sun, ClariNet, General Magic, Postini, and PlaceWare.

In 2006, Woods accepted the "First Penguin Award" at the Game Developers' Conference for the contribution of Adventure to the computer games industry. This award was presented by Bob Bates and Steve Meretzky.

Author Credits

  • Adventure (with William Crowther; 1976; FORTRAN).
    • Also known as Advent, Colossal Cave, Colossal Cave Adventure, and other titles. There are many ports and translations of this game; see the Adventure page.

Links

Interviews