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July 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 093 - Books-B-Ware


We look at what was largely a footnote in video game history.  However it is notable as an early attempt at the integration of traditional media and the computer revolution.  There are parallels between bookware and the Siliwood era that came after.  Many of the games were stifled by the limitations in hardware at the time.  Still there are some notable collaborations between programmers and writers that provide an interesting take on what was to come.


The Digital Antiquarian - Bookware:

The Hobbit Text Adventure:

HGTTG Babel fish Puzzle:

Ford puts Babel fish in Arthur's ear:

HGTTG Text Adventure Game 30th Anniversary:

HGTTG Walkthroughs:

Star Raiders Atari 8-bit:

Mind wheel: on Apple II:

Rendezvous with Rama:

Fahrenheit 451:

EA Amnesia:


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