Colossal Cave Adventure by Ken and Roberta Williams was released for game consoles today. I purchased a copy for my Nintendo Switch. The graphics are pretty good. It has a narrator so it is not really 2nd person IF, but fun and seems to follow the text version as far as I have played.
An excellent review. I find it nostalgic and have enjoyed my forays into the cave. I agree with everything Zarf mentioned in his review. I am not sure how this is (will be) marketed. I purchased the Nintendo Switch version and had to search for it. The game release popped up in my email box only because I follow things IF related. I’m not sure I would have noticed otherwise.
Even on the “news” app on the switch itself, it has never shown up as a new game to try out. Most significant new releases and even pretty minor ones are listed in the news. I don’t know whether or not game publishers have to pay to be in the switch news feed or not. If so, maybe that would a good idea for the Williams’. The switch screen seems to be a good format for the graphical version. I don’t have any other game consoles and I’m not really interested in buying another version.
Still, pretty good for an old curmudgeon like me but I still prefer the text version much more.
[The] map of Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave that was drawn from memory in 1842 by Stephen Bishop, an enslaved man who worked as a guide at the Cave. It was then published in 1845 by Morton & Griswold in Alexander Clark Bullitt’s “Rambles in the Mammoth Cave, During the Year 1844”
This does not contain the area described by Adventure, mind you.