Adventure is the first fantasy software game, consisting of vivid textual descriptions of the exploration of a cave, dealings with elves and dwarves, and the finding of hidden treasure. The game was originally created by pioneer created by ARPAnet pioneer Will Crowther and later expanded by Stanford researcher Don Woods in 1980 and ran on the DEC System 10.
Xyzzy is a magic word used in Adventure to teleport the player between two rooms in the cave.
- He wrote a computer simulation based on the maps, for a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-10 computer, in FORTRAN. A History of 'Adventure'