If you encounter any problems with any of these links, or if you have a
classic software page of your own or know of one I don't have listed here,
please let me know.
I am only looking for pages about software collecting or commercially
released adventure games, preferably from a historical perspective.
Nothing about freeware or shareware, pirate/abandonware download sites,
or writing text games, please.
|Adventure Classic Gaming|
Lots of reviews, articles, and solutions for vintage adventure games. (Maintained by Philip Jong.)
|The Adventure International Memorial|
A tribute to Scott Adams and company. (Maintained by David Lodge.)
The most complete list of adventure games and companies I've seen. (Maintained by Stefan Meier.)
|C64 Game Guide|
A large online database of Commodore 64 games, with descriptions, dates and screenshots. Indexed by title, author and company. (Maintained by Glenn Larsson and Stefan Hellman.)
|Classic Adventure Solutions Archive|
Solutions and maps to an impressive number of the classics, including many obscure ones. (Maintained by Jacob Gunness.)
|The Collectible Ultima|
First-rate online reference for Ultima collectors. (Maintained by Underworld Dragon.)
|The Colossal Cave Adventure Page|
Everything you need to know about the great old mainframe adventure game that started it all!
|Computer Game Collector|
A very ambitious site working to bring software collectors together. Features forums, and the ability to post your collection online and view other other people's lists. Premiere features include eBay auction and search tools.
|Computer Game Museum|
Lots of cover scans, as well as registration cards / catalogs. Includes cover scans of all New Zork Times / Status Line and Questbusters issues. Games for sale, too. (Maintained by Howard Feldman.)
|Computer Gaming World Museum|
An online archive of the first 100 Computer Gaming World magazines. Currently has front/back covers and tables of contents, with more to come. (Maintained by Stephane Racle.)
In Berlin, once visited by yours truly! (Maintained by Andreas Lange.)
|Delta 4 Online|
History of the British software house Delta 4, and the people behind it. (Maintained by Fergus McNeill.)
The ultimate source for classic videogaming, everything from consoles to computers to coin-ops. Collector's guide, emulators, info on everything from Atari to Zork.
|Don Woods' Home Page|
Talk to one of the Colossal Cave co-authors! And find out what other kinds of games he's into.
|The Dot Eaters: Classic Video Game History|
Includes a great section on computer game history (click Player 4), with sections on text games and Ultima. (I never knew grues weren't Infocom's original creation!) (Maintained by William Hunter.)
|Down From the Top of Its Game|
The phenomenal M.I.T. paper on the rise and fall of Infocom.
Cool collector's page with an even cooler acronym. Features a message board for software collectors. (Maintained by Hugh Falk.)
|GameCenter @ ClassicGaming.com|
Hugh Falk has written an excellent article on game collecting, available here.
|The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers|
(Maintained by James Hague.)
|The Infocom Documentation Project|
An Activision-sanctioned preservation project, collecting .PDF versions of all the Infocom game manuals, newsletters, and InvisiClues. (Maintained by Gunther Schmidl and Roger J. Long.)
|The Infocom Fact Sheet|
Info about Infocom games, packages, data files, Implementors, company history, and just about anything else you could think of. (Maintained by Paul David Doherty.)
|The Infocom Gallery|
Exceptionally well laid-out site containing scans of all the Infocom game boxes, props and catalogs. May take awhile to load all the images, but it's worth it. (Maintained by David Sinclair and Julian Linder.)
Infocom games, articles, hints, transcripts, walkthroughs, maps, and package scans. (Maintained by Peter Scheyen.)
|Infocom Page by Eric Sansoni|
Lots of great scans of Infocom packages.
|The Interactive Fiction Collector's Guide|
Web-based version of Manuel's collector reference. Features package scans and details, and company info. (Maintained by Manuel Schulz.)
|Jocksitter Dragon's Ultima Collection Page|
|The Leisure Suit Larry Archive Site|
Great-looking site on the history of all things Larry. (Maintained by Adam Hearn.)
|The Level 9 Memorial|
The world's most comprehensive guide on that other great adventure game company. (Maintained by Manuel Schulz.)
Memorial page by Mark Pelczarski, one of the original employees of Penguin/Polarware. Company history, and some free downloads.
|The Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles|
(Maintained by Peter Verdi.)
|Magnetic Scrolls Memorial|
(Maintained by Stefan Meier.)
A great site attempting to build a complete history of computer gaming. Stop by and share your info with them. (Maintained by Jim Leonard and Brian Hirt.)
|The Origin Museum|
Origin games and Origin-related collectibles. (Maintained by Tastrick Dragon.)
|PDD's Adventure Page|
Paul David Doherty's page, covering the major adventure publishers of the 1980s. A great start for collectors looking to move beyond Infocom.
Scans of some of the early Questbusters newsletters, with more hopefully going up soon. (Maintained by Jon de Ojeda.)
|Scott Adams Adventure Archive|
Scott has given permission for his early games to be distributed freely. Get the original PC versions on the original PC interpreters here! (Maintained by Greg Cavanagh.)
|Scott Adams' Homepage|
By the father of home computer adventures himself! See what he's been up to lately, and score some free downloads.
|Sensuari's PC Game Library|
Another collector's site, featuring full scans of the Questbusters newsletters. (Maintained by Jon de Ojeda.)
Classic adventure/RPG collector's museum with collecting info and lots of box scans. Sierra, LucasFilm/LucasArts, Tolkien, Ultima, AD&D, SSI fantasy, Indiana Jones, etc. Features a hint book page, prototype box art page, and market place. (Maintained by Jukka Eronen.)
|Tolkien Computer Games Pages|
Information about computer games set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, including some truly obscure releases. (Maintained by Fredrik Ekman.)
|The Unofficial Legend Text Adventure Page|
Info on the parser adventures released by Legend in the early 90s. (Maintained by Steven Marsh.)
|Vintage Games from Infocom|
Has box covers, PDFs of early NZT issues and the Encyclopedia Frobozzica, and transcripts of some magazine articles about the company. More to come soon, so watch this one. (Maintained by Gary Watson.)
Great-looking museum of early Sierra On-Line games. (Maintained by Josh Lulewicz.)
Discussion forums and LucasArts collector's guide. (Maintained by Freddie Bingham.)
|The 64 & More Store|
Hardware and software for a variety of vintage systems. Their Amiga and Commodore stocks are the largest.
|The Adventure Market|
An online marketplace exclusively devoted to classic adventure games. (Maintained by Manuel Schulz and Paul David Doherty.)
|American Games Shop|
Despite its title, this site is primarily in Italian, but with enough English for U.S. buyers to follow along.
|B & C ComputerVisions|
An excellent source for Atari hardware and software, both 8-bit and ST. (Maintained by Dave Souza and Bruce E. Carso.)
|B&R Computer Services|
Specializing in Apple II and vintage Macintosh software. Some games, many loose disks. Collector prices, but not too unreasonable.
An auction site exclusively for vintage computers and games. Still relatively low-traffic but growing.
|Bravo Sierra Computers|
Specializing in Atari.
|C64 Game Guide Shop|
A trading forum for Commodore 64 games.
|Computer Games Plus|
A large selection of games for vintage computers, all new in the wrap!
Commodore and Amiga software (and hardware).
|Game Trading Zone|
(Formerly Used Game Trading Zone) Great place to hook up with other collectors.
|The Infocom Cornershop|
A U.K.-based site with lots of Infocom games for sale. Great for European collectors! (Maintained by Dave Aston.)
They used to have Infocom Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces, but lately seem to have run out. Not sure if they're ever getting a new shipment in or not. (Maintained by Mike Leigh.)
A new company publishing commercial text adventures with packaging!
|Old Computer Market|
A free classified page where people can post sale, trade, or wanted messages on anything related to old computers.
They're liquidating a bunch of vintage hardware and software for rock-bottom prices, check it out!
Classic and collectible computer games for sale, with negotiable prices, pics of featured items. (Maintained by Pix_Z.)
|Ralphy's Video Gaming Homepage|
Ralphy specializes in Spectrum software.
(Formerly Retro Classix) This guy has a lot of cassette software for European computers: Acorn, Amstrad, BBC Micro, Dragon, Oric, Spectrum, etc.
U.K. site offering classic software for a wide variety of platforms.
Another U.K.-based site with a large, diverse selection.
HUGE U.K.-based store with lots of vintage computer and console games.
Vintage computers, consoles, and software.
Lots of old games for sale/trade, for many systems. (Maintained by Simone Di Conza.)
A German site offering 8-bit computers and software for sale.
|Software and More|
Large selection, with some rare items.
Large selection of classic software.
Massive online trading site for console and PC games (modern and vintage).
|TomMage's Games for Sale/Trade|
Tom's a great guy with a huge personal collection spanning Ultima, Infocom and cartridge games.
U.K.-based store carrying tons of vintage computers, software, and other old technology.
Specializing in Spectrum, Commodore, Atari, and Acorn.
|Video 61 & Atari Sales|
Not just Atari, but Commodore, Apple, PC and console games as well. (Maintained by Lance Ringquist.)
Lots of old Commodore 64 / 128 / Amiga software.
|Vintage Computer Auction|
A free online auction site specific to vintage computers and software, with an extensive links page.
|Vintage Computer Marketplace|
A place for buying, selling, auctioning and trading all kinds of vintage computer equipment, including software. Includes tools for maintaining your own collection list and want list. (Currently in beta.)