[MUD-Dev] MUD timeline

Travis Casey efindel at io.com
Sat Mar 4 16:43:14 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


On Friday, March 03, 2000, Koster, Raph wrote:

> 1967            Advent: single-player text adventure, aka "Colossal Cave"

I dug around in the archives and found where someone had posted
something that seems to show that Advent had to be post-D&D.  It's in:

http://www.kanga.nu/archives/MUD-Dev-L/1997Q3/msg00989.html

In summary, someone who was one of the original players of ADVENT says
that Will Crowther came up with the idea after playing D&D for a few
months.  There's a pointer to an FTP site with an interactive-fiction
archive where the full article can be found.  Clicking directly on the
pointer didn't work for me, but I was able to get to the file by going
to the top of the FTP server mentioned and drilling down the path
given.

If this is correct, then ADVENT can't be from 1967.

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