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Gareth Pitchford

Member since December 10, 2018
Last visited September 28, 2020
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Wrote a bunch of games for the ZX Spectrum & Amstrad computers in the early 1990s. A fan of UK homeground adventures from that period.

Author of 'Twilight Inventory', a book collecting together reviews of forgotten 8-bit text adventures.

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Deception of the Mind's Eye, by Gareth Pitchford (1993)
'A wizard, haunted by visions of a terrible future, must travel the world and take on a mighty enemy who can reach into the very minds of men.' Deception of the Mind's Eye was originally designed...

Deer Creek, by Gareth Pitchford (2019)
'Explore the strange town of Deer Creek and use your knowledge of homophones and puns to help out the townsfolk and, hopefully, make your way back home!' Deer Creek - The Homophones Adventure is an...

First Past the Post, by Gareth Pitchford and Scott Denyer (The Spud) (1991)
'After a particular bad argument, Ernie Spludge wrote a vile, horrible letter to his girlfriend Rosie. A letter than he seriously regretted writing the next morning. Your task is to guide Ernie and...

Get Me To the Church On Time!, by Gareth Pitchford and Scott Denyer (The Spud) (1992)
Today is the day that Ernie Spludge finally gets married to the love of his life Rosie Cheeques. Unfortunately, after a heavy stag night, Ernie has an awful hangover, can't see his best man and has...

The Hoppit, by Gareth Pitchford (2018)
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'Can you escape from the famous Goblin's dungeon?' This is a remake of original The Hoppit mini-adventure from Microfair Madness, remade using the Adventuron system.

The Life of a Lone Electron, by Gareth Pitchford and Scott Denyer (1992)
'You play Edmond, an accident-prone electron, as he attempts to recover from crashing his 'orbital' and find a way home.' The Life of a Lone Electron was a text adventure produced for the ZX...

Man About the House, by Gareth Pitchford (1993)
'Help Ernie restore order to his house before his wife Rosie, and their newborn daughter, return from the hospital.' Man About the House was the third text adventure featuring Ernie Spludge and was...

Microfair Madness, by Gareth Pitchford and Scott Denyer (The Spud) (1991)
Today was the day of the 'Personal Computer Whirled Show', the 100th Microfair, and you eagerly held a copy of your latest adventure in your sweaty little hands to give to the publisher, who had a...

Personal Computing Whirled!, by Gareth Pitchford (1992)
"It was Friday the 13th of November and the day of yet another "Microfair". The 101st to be exact, but who the heck is counting anyway? After all, if you have seen one you have seen them all. You...

The Quest for the Holy Snail, by Gareth Pitchford and Scott Denyer (The Spud) (1993)
'Can you, Sir Godfrey de Glastonbury, succeed where many great knights have failed and recover the fabled Holy Snail from the castle guarded by the Bleak Night?' The Quest for the Holy Snail was a...

The Quest for the Holy Snail, by Gareth Pitchford (2018)
'Embark on a quest to retrieve the legendary Holy Snail!' This is a remake of original The Quest for the Holy Snail mini-adventure from Microfair Madness, remade using the Adventuron system

The Revenge of Moriarty, by Gareth Pitchford (2019)

You are the world's most famous detective. After your recent successes on the continent you could've retired and spent your time engaged in academic research. But for many years something has been...

Scout's Honour, by Gareth Pitchford (2018)
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'Ernie Spludge is excited... today is the day! Today is the day he will finally pluck up enough courage to ask his potential girlfriend Rosie out. He's come up with the perfect time to pop the...

The Search for the Nether Regions, by Gareth Pitchford (1994)
In the stereotypical magical kingdom of Kwargz, the peace and quiet had been shattered by the arrival of the evil orc-lord Beydm - a being with far too many consonants in his name! The orc-lord and...

A Troll's Revenge, by Gareth PitchfordCan you help retrieve the treasure stolen from the Cave of Magic? An Adventuron mini-adventuron. A Troll's Revenge was written as part of CaveJam 2019. The aim of the gamejam was to create an...

TrolleyMania, by Gareth Pitchford (2018)
'Oh, the wonderful life of a supermarket trolley collector... Not for you, the confines of a checkout chair, laboriously swiping goods over a laser. Nor the neverending task of plugging gaps on...

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