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'Wikipedia: The Text Adventure' is in an Old-School Game Format

 - Jul 5, 2017
References: & thenextweb
Before the days of modern video games, the best that people could muster were text-based games, and 'Wikipedia: The Text Adventure' is a throwback to that now-primitive style of gaming. Rather than an invented choose-your-own-adventure, though, Wikipedia: The Text Adventure makes use of the massive online encyclopedia to structure its stories.

To be sure, the retro game leans heavily on the nostalgic aspects of text-based games from the seventies. Not only is the format of the game similar to those prehistoric titles, but it also relies on the same aesthetic by changing the Wikipedia font into a typewriter layout common on early computers, and it shifts many of the stock Wikipedia images to brightly colored pieces of pixel art.