I’m trying to design a project where students create a text adventure. Before they can get started, they need to be familiar with text adventures in the first place. Can anyone recommend a good text adventure suitable for a first introduction? It should be a fully traditional, without pictures, so students understand the concept of it being like a novel they can interact within.
I really like the old games by Level 9, such as Snowball and Lords of Time, but don’t know if they are PG. Since it is a text game, its so hard to check the content, as there can be content I can’t find that students stumble upon. I don’t want students stumbling upon content parents would object to.
I tried Zork, but found many bugs, like “You’re in front of a door”. “Open door” “What door?” so I think that would be too frustrating of an introduction.
I should also mention, anything with witches, snakes, or bears, in it are not permitted, locally. Some students are Native Americans, their parents really get upset with content with these…if a student were to be injured, they’d blame the game (and me) for having content that got them hurt.