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Classic Video Games
More Classic Games

Sample Adventure Game - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
a couple of text adventure games can be found here
Quest Adventure Games online postings and details
to download QUest

Text adventures were followed by graphic adventures which were followed by
point and click games such as escape the room games.
One example of an escape the room game is the Great Basement Escape

InfoCom games details
Manifesto Games and read the Manifesto
Play This Thing reviews (some quality and some not good quality games)
FyreBug
Jay is Games
BlockWorks
A link of sites.

Purpose Games website for creating educational games.
SkyBlocs

I CanDo CanDo Interactives

BlockQuest formerly Block Action

Klik N Play Video Tutorials (snipurl.com/knptools)

Latest Additions
  • Platform Studio free to use software for creating great platform games
  • GameBrix the first product created for Adobe flash designers that enables them to build flash based web games
  • Golden Realm 2d Game Maker engine available for only $1.00
  • Engine001 a game creation engine where you can bring your Action RPG and RPG ideas to life
  • Sakari Infinity a music resource web site with entirely original and custom music
  • JACL Adventure Creation Language free open-source language for creating interactive fiction and web-based adventure games
  • PlayerRealms free online adventure game maker

Engines/Authorware for Non-Programmers
  • 2D Shooter Game Creator The 2D shooter game creator will let YOU create your own games, in the style of classic lightgun games, e.g. Time Crisis
  • 3D Adventure Studio an editor for creating adventure games in style of Gabriel Knight 3 (WIN)
  • 3DCakeWalk allows the development of commercial quality games with all the "state of art" features you will find in today's leading games
  • 3D Game Engine alpha release of an unfinished 3D game engine (DOS/GNU/Linux)
  • The 3D Game Maker point & click 3D game creator (Win)
  • 3D Game Studio produce 3D realtime applications - demos, adventures, role playing, action, advertising, or racing games - without programming skills (WIN)
  • 3D Rad a programmable, user-friendly, 3D real-time engine (WIN)
  • Abstract RTS Engine An RTS engine under development intended for user-produced rules, AI, and media modules (mods)
  • ADePT adventure developing and playing toolkit
  • ADRIFT a simple, yet powerful IF game designer (WIN)
  • Adventure Book CYOA creator
  • Adventure Builder text adventure authoring system (DOS/WIN)
  • AdventurEd system in development for creating graphical adventure games (Amiga)
  • Adventure Game Engine engine for creating graphical first-person adventure games with full support for inventory, save/load games, inventory, puzzles, conversations, full motion video, cutscenes (WIN)
  • Adventure Game Studio make your own point and click adventure games without programming; recently rewritten, now supports the standard Sierra interface as well as the LucasArts interface. Very nice. WIN)
  • Adventure Maker free toolkit to creat point-and-click software for Windows and PSP without programming(Win/PSP)
  • AGAST Adventure Game Authoring System to create and play your own graphic adventure games like those from LucasArts and Sierra On-line (WIN)
  • AGT Adventure Game Toolkit for creating text adventures with graphics and sound (DOS)
  • Aiee! design text adventures without programming experience
  • ALAN for creating interactive fiction (Amiga/Unix/DOS)
  • Alice create your own scripts that control the motion of 3D objects for games, training simulations, etc (WIN95+)
  • Antiryad Gx easy multi platform game creator tool
  • AZALTA system with endless adventures, an infinite number of large worlds to explore, hundreds of puzzles to solve, creatures to meet, and items to find -- you can even create your own worlds/creatures/items (WIN/Amiga)
  • Blades of Exile a fantasy role-playing system (WIN/MAC)
  • Blender free and fully functional 3D modeling/rendering/animation package, including games (Unix/Windows/BeOS)
  • Blitz Basic the legendary Amiga Basic compilier for the PC (WIN)
  • Blitz Basic II basic programming package for creating high-quaility games on the Amiga (Amiga)
  • Blox Game Engine Simple 2D game engine targeted at windows users using visual
  • Byond create online games and applications using a simple programming language
  • ButtonTalkeasy to use tool for creating interaction fiction (MAC to create, exports HTML)
  • CAECHO Spanish program for creating interaction fiction (DOS)
  • Ca3D-Engine create a variety of 3D applications, including games, simulations, and training and architectural software
  • CAT Creative Adventure Toolkit: adventure authoring utility for writing text adventures on your PC (WIN)
  • Clean Game Library complete development system for 2D games (platform games, side scrollers), using the functional language Clean (Win, MAC, Linux)
  • Coconut 2D adventure game development tool (WIN/LINUX)
  • Coldstone the most complete solution for developing games on the Macintosh (MAC)
  • Crystal Space free (LGPL) and portable 3D engine written in C++ (WIN/MAC/DOS/LINUX)
  • Cycon Online Gaming -COG- Engine Open Source project aimed at simplifying the creation of online video games with no programming experience necessary.
  • Dark Basic BASIC language that lets you create fast full-screen DirectX and Direct3D games with incredible ease. You can write a 3D game in minutes! (WIN)
  • Delver shareware single-player overhead-view tile-based computer RPG construction kit written in Java (JAVA)
  • Digital Loca-Lite 3D authoring tool, especially designed for beginning 3D-Game-makers (Win95+)
  • Dimension3 3D game creator (MAC)
  • Divinty RPG maker/editor (MAC)
  • Erasmatazz Authoring tool used to create interactive storyworlds (WIN/MAC)
  • Explorations RPG System independent role playing game engine
  • FPS Creator make your own action packed FPS games without any programming or 3D modelling knowledge
  • Game Book Player This application allows you to write fighting fantasy like game books and has lots of neat features.
  • Game Builder Lite for creating animated adventures and educational programs (DOS)
  • Game Editor design 2D games for PCs and mobile devices
  • Game Maker allows you to make exciting computer games, without the need to write a single line of code(WIN)
  • GameMaker & GameMaker Lite simple, card-based development system that enables you to create simple adventure games with graphics, buttons, and text (MAC)
  • Game Studio the leading authoring suite for 2D and 3D multimedia projects, especially computer games
  • GRAAL script-based Graphic Adventure Authoring Language (Amiga)
  • Golden T Game Engine game programming for JAVA programmers
  • G-Wiz Game Wizard will be tool for designing and playing text adventure and role-playing games (WIN)
  • Hephaestus computer role-playing game system with loadable adventures; with the compiler, you can write your own adventures in a simple yet powerful scripting language, and share them with anyone else who has Hephaestus (JAVA)
  • HUGO a programming language and authoring system for interactive fiction (WIN/DOS/Linux)
  • IndianaJava system to create and run 2D graphic adventure games (JAVA)
  • Inform a design system for interactive fiction (WIN/MAC/Amiga)
  • InterAx create games in an easy to use yet powerful visual environment without programming or scripting. (WIN95+)
  • KPL Kids Programming Language a freeware educational program
  • KOF91 2D fighting game engine (WIN)
  • Lassie Adventure Studio freeware adventure game creation tool for building classic Lucas Arts-style games with Macromedia (now Adobe) Flash and Shockwave
  • LawMaker Game Engine new game engine tailored toward indie game developers
  • Legendary Tales Editor text-based gaming environment which allows anyone to create or enjoy independent adventure modules set in any medieval, swords and sorcery fantasy setting(WIN)
  • LucasHacks the ultimate SCUMM hacking resource including the new SCUMM Revisited (WIN)
  • MAC Game Creator Toolkit CD ROM special registered versions of 5 MAC creators, plus tutorials, utilities, and sample games (MAC)
  • Magx compiler for creating text adventures which is downward compatible with all of the existing versions of the AGT language(DOS/Linux)
  • MechaniQue easy to use programming language for IF (JAVA)
  • Megazeux an object oriented ANSI game maker with many features not found in ZZT (DOS)
  • M.u.C.e.S Multichoice Creation System (MuCeS) allows you to create any type of multiple choice text adventure
  • Multimedia Fusion create exciting interactive applications with a mouse-driven interface - this is the one I use (WIN)
  • My Adventure Game simple tool for creating graphic adventures
  • Odyssey-Creators software to help in game creation and game creation software
  • Official Hamster Republic RPG Construction Engine create your own role-playing games with no programming experience (DOS)
  • PAWS IF authoring system (Various)
  • Pie 3D Game Creation System make your own 3D action games (DOS/WIN)
  • Play Basic a game programming language designed to take the learning curve out of 2D game making
  • Playground build computer environments for 4-8 year olds to play, design, and create games (WIN)
  • Point & Click Developers Kit 2D point and click adventure game developer
  • QML Quest Markup Language free XML-based Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game system
  • Quest Axe Software's app that allows you to create your own text adventure/RPG games, quickly and easily. (WIN95+)
  • QuestMaker for making graphical adventure games (DOS)
  • RayDream Game Studio program to design computer games for Windows, Linux and MacOSX
  • Ray Game Designer Previously commercial (now freeware) 3D Game building system for Windows 3.x and Windows 95. It allows you to create games based on a RayCaster engine without any knowledge of coding: you only use a point-and-click interface and your favorite drawing tools
  • Reality Factory suite of applications that have been created in order to enable people that are NOT programmers to make advanced, 3d first and third person games for PC's running Windows (WIN)
  • Realm Crafter create your own multiplayer online RPG
  • Ren'Py a programming language and runtime, intended to ease the creation of visual-novel type games
  • REXX Adventure text adventure engine (OS2 Presentation Manager)
  • RPG Toolkit Development System for the Creation and Play of your own RPG Games (WIN)
  • RuneSword RPG game and construction set (Win95+)
  • SCI Studio create games for Sierra's SCI engine(WIN)
  • Scribe development system for interactive fiction
  • Scrolling Game Development Kit complete game development system whose features can be used by experts and beginners alike
  • Silent Walk FPS Creator create FPS style games without any programming knowledge
  • SKClone RPG game maker (WIN)
  • SLUDGE (Scripting Language for Unhindered Development of a Gaming Environment) is the box of cogs that will be available so that anyone (within reason) can use it to make an adventure game. (WIN)
  • Sphere RPG engine specialized for making 2D, console-style RPGs, similar to Final Fantasy and Phantasy Star (WIN)
  • Stagecast create multi-level games, mazes, puzzles and simulations for the Web, using the mouse to demonstrate what you want each character to do(MAC/WIN)
  • StoryHarp Audioventure Authoring System adds the dimension of voice to interactive fiction development (WIN95/NT)
  • StoryLand create Cooperative stories, using only a WEB browser
  • StorySprawl a site devoted to the creation of hyperfiction
  • SUDS adventure game system which combines the content and feel of a text adventure game with the point-and-click style of Windows (WIN)
  • TADS text adventure development system (DOS/WIN/MAC/Amiga/AtariST/OS2/Acorn)
  • ThinBASIC Adventure Builder Interactive Fiction creator
  • ToonTalk - Making Programming Child's Play build and run all sorts of computer programs (WIN)
  • VERGE a role-playing game creation system (DOS)
  • Visionaire2d (English Version) software that enables you to create your own adventure game without even having experience in a programming language
  • WinPAW windows version of the Professional Adventure Writer (PAW)(WIN)
  • Wintermute Engine a set of tools for creating and running graphical adventure games(WIN)
  • World Builder create your own adventure games (MAC)
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