Colossal Cave Adventure

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
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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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 27, 2015
"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all different. " I played this once when I was little, but this time, I've gotten much further into the cave. I stumbled into one of the two mazes very quickly. As far as puzzles go, these mazes are the stuff of legend. Each one is diabolically difficult, but they are solvable. I managed to make a complete map of the "all different" maze in about 4 hours. If anyone gets stuck, I suggest mapping the rooms as though you are teleporting from one to the next. Dropping your items as markers can also help, but if you then need to use an item you dropped, you will have to find a way back to it. It is also important to remember that there are ten possible directions to move. (Up and down are easy to forget.) Oh, I saw someone didn't know how to attack with the axe... try "throw axe". I would find it helpful if there was a "check inventory" button, in case you lose track of what items you are already carrying. I can tell the rest of this game is going to be more challenging and more rewarding than many more recent adventure games. Good luck, my fellow adventurers!
A Google User
Jul 14, 2015
Brutal explaining Almost time
A Google User
Jul 10, 2015
Takes me back in time to 1976...
A Google User
Jun 11, 2015
Huaaaaa How to avoid the pirate pls help me !! he always steal my precious things and I don't know where he came from and after that I can't to see him again, so the meaning of 'noises behind you' is about the pirate I guess?
A Google User
May 25, 2015
Cool Fun
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