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30-12-2020 (Gunness)

This oddest of years is drawing to a close. But I'm happy to see that it has been put to good use. Our database lists no less than 67 new games released this year.
Once again, thanks to everybody for keeping the site up and running and new material coming in at a steady pace. I'm grateful for all contributions, be they in front of or behind the scenes.

Contributors: Denk, ahope1, Odd Magne Ogreid, benkid77, iamaran, Alex, boldir, terri, Morningstar, Exemptus, RetroBasic, NickB, Jonathan O, valkyrie17, leenew, PJ-1978, Strident, auraes, adventuron, Gunness, Finn-R, thomasboevith, Duffadash, Csabo

24-11-2020 (Gunness)

I haven't been around much during the last months, but I'm happy to see the level of activity and very grateful for everybody who helps keeping the operation running. Both in front of and behind the scenes. With large parts of the world in various stages of lockdown, I hope that some retro gaming can help keep your spirits high.

Contributors: Hopalong, stevenjameshodgson, ahope1, benkid77, iamaran, Dorothy, Garry, Exemptus, Gonzo, Alex, Geoff, Bev Truter, Oloturia, Csabo, nimusi, RetroBasic, Canalboy, dfabulich, auraes, jgerrie, jimjamsgames, Sylvester, CCLGamer, Gunness, Alastair, leenew, PJ-1978, Strident, adventuron

10-08-2020 (Alastair)

Update posts might have been tardy of late, but the same can not be said of actual updates - wow!

A thank you to everyone who has contributed to CASA during the past few trying months. (Plus a personal thank you from this not so active admin to the admins who have been putting the work in, I'll try to up my game in the future.)

Contributors: Alex, urbanghost, benkid77, iamaran, Strident, Exemptus, Doreen B, blauroke, Garry, Csabo, Dorothy, PJ-1978, auraes, Gunness, terri, Mousey, Zappa666, MiguelSky, ahope1, fuzzel, RetroBasic, leenew, Paul Ingerson, Canalboy, boldir, devwebcl, Dave Edwards, CCLGamer, Steve Ludlow, Duffadash, adventuron, jdyer, Moitcho, Alastair, Kozelek

07-04-2020 (Gunness)

Here's a much overdue update, posted in the middle of a global crisis which makes anything I have to say at the moment fairly pointless. Possibly many of you have too many other concerns to care a great deal about adventure games right now, but hopefully for some text games will be the perfect way to spend time while a lot of us are forced to stay at home, anyway. I sincerely hope that everybody is safe at the moment. Please take good care of yourselves, whereever you are.

Due to other obligations I have had very little time for CASA as of late, so props to my fellow administrators for keeping things flowing. I've just noticed that we've crossed the 8,000 games threshold. Very impressive!

Contributors: Garry, Mousey, Carlos, Dethmunk, ahope1, Strident, boldir, popocop, Gunness, Exemptus, iamaran, Alex, Moitcho, jgerrie, Csabo, adventuron, farique, RetroBasic, Sylvester, Andre Leao, nimusi, Alastair, Paul Ingerson, Canalboy, webowl, Tinker, Dorothy, Duffadash, Jewwbat

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The game was written as The Scepter but Bug Byte decided to publish it under the name Adventure.

On his, now archived, website Simon wrote:

This was my first attempt at writing a text adventure. It was written in ZX81 BASIC but used some Z80 machine code routines to handle command input; the standard BASIC functions being unsuitable for some reason.

I have no idea what made me submit it to Bug-Byte for publication, but I've always been glad that I did. This was the first step in my career as a software developer. It was written while studying for my GCSE O-Levels. When the Head of Year got to hear about it she contacted the local newspaper; so I achieved my fifteen minutes of fame.

My title for the game was always The Scepter but Bug-Byte chose to publish it under the name Adventure. At the time I had no reason to question the name change but looking back perhaps it was an attempt to cash in on the fame of the Crowther and Woods classic.

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