Elves is a piece of interactive fiction (better known to most as a 'text
adventure') written using David Betz's ADVSYS adventure authoring system.
You will find Elves '87 to be a major improvement over the very crude
Elves '86. Elves '87 has a fairly extensive vocabulary. It allows
commands like 'Pick up the wrench and the box.' and allows the player to
interact with the many complex characters and items within the adventure.
A few of ELVES' valid commands (abbreviations in brackets) are:
climb close down (d) drink drop
eat examine extinguish lamp find get
give northeast (ne) inventory (i) light lamp lock
look (l) look at look in (l in) make open
pick up place put down put in quit
read remove restart restore save
search shut smell take tie
up (d) unlock untie west (w)
ADVSYS is public domain and is available through many BBS's and computer
user groups. Elves '87 was developed on an Atari ST by BOA! (Burnt Out
Adventurers!). Members of BOA! can be reached by either calling BAUD BBS
at (902) 434-1482 or by writing to...
c/o B. MacKay c/o M. Abriel
Comp O-1, Site 1, 170 Nestor Cresc.,
RR#1, Eastern Passage, NS Dartmouth, NS
Canada B0J 1L0 Canada, B2W 4V1
For more information on ADVSYS, the adventure authoring system see BYTE
Magazine May '87, Volume 12, #5.
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