On today’s show I talk the groundbreaking early computer game, Hunt the Wumpus. I begin the show talking about how accessible the game was to a young me and how it was the highlight of my early time in my High School Computer Club. After that I move onto the game itself.
I discuss the game’s creator, Gregory Yob, his connection to the People’s Computer Company, and his favorite platonic solid. Then I discuss gameplay, ports, Magic the Gathering and much more.
Hunt the Wumpus is a very important chapter in adventure gaming. It inspired a lot of people to make games and was straightforward enough in design to actually be accessible. So please give this a listen and maybe fire up an online version of Hunt the Wumpus.
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