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Posts tagged “Magnetic Scrolls”

Feature: The Pawn: not good, but somehow fascinating

IF Only: Magnetic Scrolls In Your Browser

Starting with The Pawn in 1985, Magnetic Scrolls wrote some very successful text adventures. I missed them the first time around. I was strictly an Infocom and Scott Adams player, tied to games released for the popular US platforms. Magnetic Scrolls started out on the Sinclair QL, then moved to Atari and Amiga versions. I don't think I even heard of Magnetic Scrolls in the…

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Feature: What was it all about?

Have You Played… Fish!?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. One of the first games I can remember playing is a piece of interactive fiction that I now believe was intended to be enjoyed while under the influence of something a little more powerful than coco pops. As an eight year old, I…

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