438 ratings (3.774 average)
What's new in this version (1.7.2):
Corrected a UI problem where the list of game responses wasn't displaying correctly.
Layout modifications to accommodate the latest SDK releases including some accessibility additions.
Corrected a situation where the "back" command, when used at the very beginning, would not behave correctly.
Addressed an issue where the IVONA TTS engine would not be recognized by the application and therefore the TTS capabilities were turned off.
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.
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.
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
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Argh, the maze is annoying :-)
Im 18 and love this game. It requires u 2 use ur brain (i know, shocking by 2days standords, right?) Any who, wonderful game! :-)
Good, but I can't ever tell exactly what I'm typing. It gets the first couple of letters and then stops showing new text. Just a little annoying.
Havent seen a game like this in ages thanks
Had a problem but got good support from the developer.
If you want a PSP or something, go get one. A smart phone is perfect for a text based adventure game, however! Thanks for the port, dev. =D
Awesome game. Doesn't need all the graphics. Great to have to thnk. But seems impossible to beat without using cheat or walk thru How to cue help on