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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast


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Jul 7, 2016

Max Manowski, Wizard’s Revenge

Max Manowski wrote Adventure, a text adventure game that he released into the public domain to Atari users groups. Later, he modified Adventure and called it Wizard's Revenge, which was published by Atari Program Exchange. Wizard's Revenge was available in the fall 1981 APX catalog, the very first APX catalog.

This interview took place May 27, 2016.

Teaser quote: "In this adventure, each node that you went to was a separate file. And if you went to a node that didn't exist, then you could write the node as you were playing. You could write the node and say what happened."

AtariMania's list of Max's games

Wizard's Revenge in the fall 1981 APX catalog

Gaming After 40 playthrough of Wizard's Revenge

Wizard's Revenge re-typed by the author