Topologika

Acheton

Acheton

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1989

Acheton was written by Jon Thackray, David Seal and Jonathan Partington. It's a home computer conversion of the mainframe adventure of the same name. Similar to Zork (which was released on the VAX mainframe not long before Acheton's original appearance), it is a fantasy treasure hunt set in a claustrophobic dungeon. It boasts over 400 rooms and 200 objects, thereby making it much bigger than Zork. As with many games of this kind the most time is spent by exploring the environment and solving item-based puzzles. Everything is described solely with plain text and the player interacts with the...

Acheton

Acheton

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Written by Jon Thackray, David Seal and Jonathan Partington. Acheton is a home computer conversion of the mainframe adventure of the same name. Similar to Zork (which was released on the VAX mainframe not long before Acheton's original appearance), it is a fantasy treasure hunt set in a claustrophobic dungeon. It boasts over 400 rooms and 200 objects, thereby making it much bigger than Zork. As with many games of this kind the most time is spent by exploring the environment and solving item-based puzzles. Everything is described solely with plain text and the player interacts with the game...

Acheton

Acheton

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

Acheton was written by Jon Thackray, David Seal and Jonathan Partington. The BBC Micro version was originally published by Acornsoft in 1984 and re-released in 1987 by Topologika. Acheton is a home computer conversion of the mainframe adventure of the same name. Similar to Zork (which was released on the VAX mainframe not long before Acheton's original appearance), it is a fantasy treasure hunt set in a claustrophobic dungeon. It boasts over 400 rooms and 200 objects, thereby making it much bigger than Zork. As with many games of this kind the most time is spent by exploring the...

Avon

Avon

Acorn Electron - Released - 1990

A double-pack of games originally written for the Phoenix IBM System/370 mainframe at Cambridge University, reworked for commercial release on home computers: Avon is an appropriately Shakespearean adventure which beings innocently enough, with a sight-seeing visit to the celebrated playwright's hometown. As the protagonist explores the streets and souvenir shops, certain people, animals and objects begin exhibiting strange behavior; finally, the surroundings become completely unfamiliar, and the inhabitants' English unusually rich and poetic... the stage is set for an exploration of this...

Avon

Avon

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

A double-pack of games originally written for the Phoenix IBM System/370 mainframe at Cambridge University, reworked for commercial release on home computers: Avon is a Shakespearean adventure which begins with a sight-seeing visit to the playwright's hometown. As the protagonist explores the streets and souvenir shops, certain people, animals and objects begin exhibiting strange behavior; finally, the surroundings become completely unfamiliar, and the inhabitants' English unusually rich and poetic. the stage is set for an exploration of this strange land, in an attempt to find a way out....

Avon

Avon

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Avon is an appropriately Shakespearean adventure which beings innocently enough, with a sight-seeing visit to the celebrated playwright's hometown. As the protagonist explores the streets and souvenir shops, certain people, animals and objects begin exhibiting strange behavior; finally, the surroundings become completely unfamiliar, and the inhabitants' English unusually rich and poetic... the stage is set for an exploration of this strange land, in an attempt to find a way out. The happenings take place over three different calendar dates; the game world is a blend of places and characters...

Avon

Avon

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1989

A double-pack of games originally written for the Phoenix IBM System/370 mainframe at Cambridge University, reworked for commercial release on home computers: Avon is an appropriately Shakespearean adventure which begings innocently enough with a sight-seeing visit to the celebrated playwright's hometown. As the protagonist explores the streets and souvenir shops, certain people, animals and objects begin exhibiting strange behavior; finally, the surroundings become completely unfamiliar, and the inhabitants' English unusually rich and poetic... the stage is set for an exploration of this...

Countdown to Doom

Countdown to Doom

Amstrad CPC - 1987

After your spaceship's crash-landing on Doom's inhospitable surface, you emerge from the wreckage to realise that unless you can locate the necessary spare parts your ship will corrode away in a mere 400 time units. Explore a exotic new world in this classic text-adventure.

Countdown To Doom

Countdown To Doom

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1989

Doomawangara. Abbr.: Doom. Climate: Varies dramatically from desert to jungle, glacier to swamp. Atmosphere intensely volatile; explorers must guard against rapid corrosion of equipment and spaceship alike. Dangers: Atmosphere, as above. Automatic defence system. Also the Ruins, reputed to have been the home, aeons ago, of The Ancients; none who has entered them has ever returned. Special features: The large number of crashed spaceships littering its surface, many of which had been carrying treasure from one planet to another, make Doom a potentially lucrative source of income for that...

Countdown to Doom

Countdown to Doom

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

Countdown to Doom is a text adventure computer game written in 1982 by Professor Peter Killworth. There are two sequels, Return to Doom and Last Days of Doom. The game was first published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro in 1982. It was ported to the Acorn Electron in 1984 but only released as a ROM cartridge for the Plus 1 expansion. This was the only game released exclusively as a ROM cart for the Electron. The game was later re-released in 1987 by Topologika (who also published the game's sequels). This version was expanded by about 50% and as well as being released for the BBC and...

Kingdom Of Hamil

Kingdom Of Hamil

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

The plot is simple: You play the part of the rightful heir to the throne who, in your infancy, was abducted and brought up many leagues from Hamil. Over the years you desperately hoped for someone to come and rescue you but no one came. Now, a fully grown adult, you have escaped from your captors and have returned to claim your kingdom. The adventure starts with you in a chapel on the outskirts of Hamil. To leave by the way you entered is sudden death. Another exit is sought and found and you are now within striking distance of what you have dreamed of for all those years. All you have to...

Kingdom of Hamil

Kingdom of Hamil

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

A huge adventure game in a medieval setting with some ingenious puzzles and mazes. The game is a slightly trimmed version of the one written by Jonathan Partington on the Phoenix mainframe. It was converted by Peter Kilworth for the BBC Micro. It was first published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and later re-released by Topologika for a number of platforms including the BBC Micro and Electron.

The Last Days of Doom: Part 3

The Last Days of Doom: Part 3

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

This is the final part of the trilogy of DOOM adventures. The planet Doomawangara is dying and, together with your robot dog, you must try and save it. You have to deal with squashed spaceships, renegade robots, a ruined city, time travel and other puzzles. It also contains a bonus game, Hezarin.

Philosopher's Quest

Philosopher's Quest

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

Welcome to the adventure! This pack contains programs on cassette plus instructions for Philosopher's Quest, an 'intelligent' adventure where the player explores a strange land full of weird and unlikely things, some dangerous and some even magical. In this new and authentic game the concept of the adventure is exploited to the full, and extended to include abstract thought as a means to progress and survival. However, wild speculation will get you nowhere - you have to use your wits! The objective is to find all the treasures and bring them to where you began, but in the meantime you...

Philosopher's Quest

Philosopher's Quest

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

Philosopher's Quest is a single player text adventure. The story starts with the player mooching around a junk shop. Somewhere in the back of the shop is an old wand. Its just lying there and, well, what harm could come from giving it a little wave - especially if the shop keeper's back is turned. So that's what happens, the wand gets waved and the player is transported to another shop somewhere inside a cave system. Though alone in the cave the player hears a voice telling them to go and explore, to seek treasure and bring it back to the shop in payment for misuse of the wand. So begins...

Spy Snatcher

Spy Snatcher

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

As an agent of MI7 you've to unmask a 'mole'. The plans for the new Sonic Macrothrodule are believed to have been leaked and you've to solve the puzzle within one hour.

Scroll to Top