Adventure International

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Adventure International
Type Private
Founded 1978 (closed in 1983)
Headquarters Longwood, Florida, U.S.
Key people Scott Adams, founder
Alexis Adams, founder
Industry video games
Products video games
Employees Not disclosed
Website http://www.msadams.com/

Adventure International was an American video game developer and publisher.

Foundation

Adventure International was founded by Scott and Alexis Adams in 1978. They sold text adventures, now commonly known as interactive fiction. Their first game, Adventureland, was the first adventure game that was sold commercially.

Closure

The company went bankrupt in 1985 and closed, as a result of the video game crash of 1983.

Legacy

The rights to the games eventually reverted to Scott Adams, who released them for free as shareware through the website of Scott Adams Grand Adventures.

There was also a company called Adventure International UK, which converted the Adventure International games to computers that were popular in the United Kingdom at the time, and also made some games of their own using the same interpreter used in the Adventure International games. After Adventure International went bankrupt, they began to release games as Horrorsoft beginning in 1989, and in 1992 they began using the name Adventure Soft, which still is in operation to this day.

Video games by Adventure International

Title Release Platforms Added to museum Notes
Adventureland 1978 Windows April 23, 2011
Pirate Adventure 1978 Windows
TI-99/4A
April 23, 2011
February 3, 2020
Secret Mission 1979 Windows February 3, 2020
Voodoo Castle 1980 Windows February 3, 2020
The Count 1981 Windows February 3, 2020
Ghost Town 1981 Windows February 3, 2020
Mystery Fun House 1981 Windows February 3, 2020
Pyramid of Doom 1981 Windows February 3, 2020
Strange Odyssey 1981 Windows February 3, 2020
Golden Voyage 1982 Windows February 3, 2020
Savage Island: Part One 1982 Windows February 3, 2020
Savage Island: Part Two 1982 Windows February 3, 2020
Return to Pirate's Island 1983 Windows February 3, 2020
Questprobe featuring the Hulk 1984 Windows February 3, 2020
Questprobe featuring Spider-Man 1984 Windows February 3, 2020
Questprobe featuring Human Torch and the Thing 1985 Windows Not yet