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Your very first game. - an IFDB Poll

by DustyCypress
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Do you still remember when you played your very first IF? How did you get drawn (and perhaps addicted) to IF and have been playing still? What was the title that started it all for you?
I started with a collection called "The Adventure Blaster" including ten fine games - no. 1 was Theatre.

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Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
9 votes
"Remember playing it at the computer store" [+]... "zork was my very first dungeon crawl. i still love it." [+]... "Not actually my first (that was Castle Adventure), but my first "normal" text adventure. I was fascinated by the simulation and the game's ability to respond to almost anything I tried." [+]... "My first (and possibly my favorite) IF game" [+]... "Amazed" [+]... "After playing..." [+]... "I spent all night..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
8 votes
"Found this on some Windows Shareware CD" [+]... "Utter amazement!" [+]... "Without a computer." [+]... "Even though I was..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "The version I..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
7 votes
"I'm an odd duck,..." [+]... "My story is..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... "This is the first..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Adventureland, by Scott Adams
3 votes
"One of the first..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Wishbringer, by Brian Moriarty
3 votes
"My mom thought Wishbringer was a good start" [+]... "Discovered on a..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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L - a Mathemagical Adventure, by members of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics co-ordinated by Richard Phillips, and including Derek Ball, Tony Corbett, David Rooke, Heather Scott, Alan Shaw, Margaret Stevens, Ruth Townsend, Jo Waddingham, Roger Waddingham, John Warwick, Alan Wigley, John Wood, and David Wooldridge.
2 votes
"We played this in..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Deadline, by Marc Blank
2 votes
"Got me hooked on Infocom games." [+]... "Proud to have started out beating my head against the hard ones" [+]...

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Skullduggery, by David Jewett
1 vote
"I can't for the..." [+]...

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Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"Quirky fun!" [+]...

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The Neverending Story, by Ian Weatherburn, Simon Butler, and Fred Gray
1 vote
"I got lured in by the packaging." [+]...

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Supernova, by Scott Miller and Terry Nagy
1 vote
"Was curious about IF. Found this was free. Never finished." [+]...

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The Wizard's Castle, by Joseph R. Power
1 vote
"I played this..." [+]...

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Forbidden Castle, by Mercer Mayer
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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The Hobbit, by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Secret Mission, by Scott Adams
1 vote
"The VIC-20..." [+]...

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The Count, by Scott Adams
1 vote
"I was completely..." [+]...

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Mystery House, by Ken Williams and Roberta Williams
1 vote
"The first..." [+]...

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Dracula, by Rod Pike
1 vote
"My first IF ever." [+]...

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Ship of Doom, by Charles Cecil
1 vote
"This was the ZX..." [+]...

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Llama Adventure, by John Cooney
1 vote
"This was the game that shifted my allegiances from Flash/graphical games to IF. " [+]...

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Abracadabra, by Jorge Blecua
1 vote
"Back in 1988" [+]...

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The Pesach Adventure, by Avi Gobbler
1 vote
"It came in a magazine's CD in mid 90's here in Chile" [+]...

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Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson
1 vote
"Witty and Wodehouse inspired. And- unlike many other games of the time- available to be played online, which meant I could play it at work in between calls." [+]...

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It Is Your Responsibility, by Tom McLean
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Castle Adventure, by Kevin Bales
1 vote
"This was one of four games on my Grandpa's computer. I was drawn in by the ability to explore a simulated location, collecting treasures, and discussions with cousins about how to solve the puzzles." [+]...

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The Deed of the York, by Dwight Logan
1 vote
"Simple type-in" [+]...

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
1 vote
"It was either..." [+]...

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Jacaranda Jim, by Graham Cluley
1 vote
"I didn't..." [+]...

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Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
1 vote
"Watching a friend play ..." [+]...

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Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
1 vote
"In the corner of..." [+]...

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The Black Knight, by Mandy Rodrigues
1 vote
"The first I completed" [+]...

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Castle Adventure, by David Malmberg
1 vote
"The game that inspired me to write IF" [+]...

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Wearing the Claw, by Paul O'Brian
1 vote
"First adventure game I ever won." [+]...

DustyCypress says: It's the same story for me! Took me ages to go through the Theatre, so I went on and beat Wearing the Claw, the Tortoise and the Underoos first.

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