Exploring Adventures on the Dragon
Copyright © 1984 by Peter Gerrard
First published in June 1984 by Duckworth
The main body of this book shows how to create adventure games, from concept to programming the game in the BASIC language. In addition, a brief history of computer adventure games is given, plus some elementary advice on how to solve adventures.
For those who did not want to type in the three adventure games listed in the book, a companion cassette (also called Exploring Adventures on the Dragon) containing these three games was also available.
From the Rear Cover:
This is a complete look at the fabulous world of Adventure Games for the Dragon Computer. Starting with an introduction to adventures, and their early history, it takes you gently through the basic programming necessary on the Dragon before you can start writing your own games.
Inputting information, room mapping, movement, vocabulary - everything required to write an adventure game is explored in detail. There follow a number of adventure scenarios, just to get you started, and finally three complete listings written specially for the Dragon, which will send you off into wonderful worlds where almost anything can happen. The three games listed in this book are available on one cassette.
Peter Gerrard, former editor of Commodore Computing International, is the author of two top-selling adventure games for the Commodore 64 and a regular contributor to Personal Computer News, Which Micro? and Software Review and Commodore Horizons.