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Colossal Cave Adventure


You are in a twisty maze of passageways, all alike...

Somewhere nearby is Colossal Cave, where others have found fortunes in treasure and gold, though it is rumored that some who enter are never seen again. Magic is said to work in the cave.

430 point version of the classic text-based game that started it all.

While this was not the first text-based computer game, it broke new ground and inspired generations of gamers and programmers alike.

Just a few of the memorable lines from the game to jog your memory and pique your interest.

- You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
- "MAGIC WORD XYZZY"
- A hollow voice says "PLUGH".
- A little dwarf just walked around a corner, saw you, threw a little axe at you which missed, cursed, and ran away.
- FEE FIE FOE FOO
- Rubbing the electric lamp is not particularly rewarding. Anyway, nothing exciting happens.
- A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

This implementation is a translation of Don Woods 430 point extension to William Crowther's original Colossal Cave Adventure. At this point, it pretty much stays true to the original.

Screen Appearance
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You can change the font size of the text displayed on the screen. Use the preferences to choose between small, medium (default), large, and extra-large.

Text to Speech
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You can have the game read aloud provided you have a Text to Speech library installed (Android 1.6+) and at least one English speaking locale. I don't know how useful this will be, but I'm enjoying it.

Also, it will warn you when you start the application if you have it turned on, just in case you are in a "quiet" area (meeting at work, library, etc.).

The Preferences menu item will allow you to turn on/off the feature as well as choose the locale you wish to speak.

This feature is not required to play the game, it is just a fun addition that I wanted to offer.

Voice Recognition
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If your device supports voice recognition, you can now speak your commands to the game.

When you speak your command, the voice recognition engine will show you a list of words that it understood you to say, allowing you to choose the correct one from that list.

You can customize the behavior of this as follows using the Preferences menu option:

- Turn on/off the voice recognition capability.
- Direct it to take the best match to your spoken command and automatically use it.
- Direct it to show you up to 5 matches to your spoken command.
- Direct it to show you up to 10 matches to your spoken command.

It does take a little time learning how to speak to it so that it will understand, but as the voice recognition technology continues to improve, so should your experience here.

Also, you won't be able to use voice recognition for everything. The magic words, for example, aren't exactly something you can speak.

Finally, for those words that don't distinguish themselves from others in the first 5 characters, I've built a translator to help. For example, you speak "Northeast" and select it, the game will translate that to "ne" which it will understand. If you encounter any of these that I've missed, contact me and I will add them.

I don't know how useful this will be, but I'm enjoying it.

Walk-through
------------------------------------

There are a couple on the developer's web site as well as some short ones to help you out if you need it.

Support
------------------------------------

There is now a menu option that will make it easier to contact the developer with any issues you may have.

History
------------------------------------

This game has a lot of history behind it. Check out the developer's web site for more information.

Recent changes:
You can now use the Compass Rose to enter your standard direction commands as well as a couple of other buttons that allow you to enter Up/Down/Yes/No without using the keyboard.

A new Most Recently Used list in Landscape mode will keep track of your last 20 commands.

Removed the compatibility menu that would appear on some devices and added an action bar.

Attempting to fix an issue with some Samsung devices that would cause the app to fail and crash.

Internal modifications and clean up.
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About Colossal Cave Adventure
You are in a twisty maze of passageways, all alike...

Somewhere nearby is Colossal Cave, where others have found fortunes in treasure and gold, though it is rumored that some who enter are never seen again. Magic is said to work in the cave.

430 point version of the classic text-based game that started it all.

While this was not the first text-based computer game, it broke new ground and inspired generations of gamers and programmers alike.

Just a few of the memorable lines from the game to jog your memory and pique your interest.

- You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
- "MAGIC WORD XYZZY"
- A hollow voice says "PLUGH".
- A little dwarf just walked around a corner, saw you, threw a little axe at you which missed, cursed, and ran away.
- FEE FIE FOE FOO
- Rubbing the electric lamp is not particularly rewarding. Anyway, nothing exciting happens.
- A huge green fierce snake bars the way!

This implementation is a translation of Don Woods 430 point extension to William Crowther's original Colossal Cave Adventure. At this point, it pretty much stays true to the original.

Screen Appearance
------------------------------------

You can change the font size of the text displayed on the screen. Use the preferences to choose between small, medium (default), large, and extra-large.

Text to Speech
------------------------------------

You can have the game read aloud provided you have a Text to Speech library installed (Android 1.6+) and at least one English speaking locale. I don't know how useful this will be, but I'm enjoying it.

Also, it will warn you when you start the application if you have it turned on, just in case you are in a "quiet" area (meeting at work, library, etc.).

The Preferences menu item will allow you to turn on/off the feature as well as choose the locale you wish to speak.

This feature is not required to play the game, it is just a fun addition that I wanted to offer.

Voice Recognition
------------------------------------

If your device supports voice recognition, you can now speak your commands to the game.

When you speak your command, the voice recognition engine will show you a list of words that it understood you to say, allowing you to choose the correct one from that list.

You can customize the behavior of this as follows using the Preferences menu option:

- Turn on/off the voice recognition capability.
- Direct it to take the best match to your spoken command and automatically use it.
- Direct it to show you up to 5 matches to your spoken command.
- Direct it to show you up to 10 matches to your spoken command.

It does take a little time learning how to speak to it so that it will understand, but as the voice recognition technology continues to improve, so should your experience here.

Also, you won't be able to use voice recognition for everything. The magic words, for example, aren't exactly something you can speak.

Finally, for those words that don't distinguish themselves from others in the first 5 characters, I've built a translator to help. For example, you speak "Northeast" and select it, the game will translate that to "ne" which it will understand. If you encounter any of these that I've missed, contact me and I will add them.

I don't know how useful this will be, but I'm enjoying it.

Walk-through
------------------------------------

There are a couple on the developer's web site as well as some short ones to help you out if you need it.

Support
------------------------------------

There is now a menu option that will make it easier to contact the developer with any issues you may have.

History
------------------------------------

This game has a lot of history behind it. Check out the developer's web site for more information.

Recent changes:
You can now use the Compass Rose to enter your standard direction commands as well as a couple of other buttons that allow you to enter Up/Down/Yes/No without using the keyboard.

A new Most Recently Used list in Landscape mode will keep track of your last 20 commands.

Removed the compatibility menu that would appear on some devices and added an action bar.

Attempting to fix an issue with some Samsung devices that would cause the app to fail and crash.

Internal modifications and clean up.

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User reviews of Colossal Cave Adventure
I cannot get this app! No matter whaqt I do (going through the market place, appbrain, web installer) my phone says it can't find it. I really want it, but I cannot get it at all. I've a Galaxy Europa I5500 on froyo 2.2. Any ideas?
Jun 4, 2011
Take me back. Thanks for a great connection to a special time.
Sep 18, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sep 16, 2014
Great! Been dying to play this and Zork and when I found out I could get this on my phone, wow! Thanks a lot, you made me very happy. No bugs so far, and I'm loving the expansiveness.
A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Thank you! I love text adventures' so it's the bets gae in play store.
A Google User
Aug 29, 2014
Ohhh I was seriously addicted to this game in the '80s!
A Google User
Aug 24, 2014
Thank you! I love text adventures' so it's the bets gae in play store.
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
I didnt know wt to do so i am going to delet the game to instractions