Interactive fiction, text adventures, Infocom, Zork, Scott Adams, Colossal Cave. It was the new artform of the future, until it wasn’t. Then it was resurrected on the Net and has a small but devoted cult following. I wrote a few games.
I have a complicated, passionate relationship with the genre which seems to have settled into a sort of stormy silence. I thought Inform 7 would rekindle the flames but so far it hasn’t quite.
One day I will write again.