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VIC Advenger was made in one day for a GAME JAM to promote VIC 20 awareness.  It is a homage to Adventureland by Scott Adams and Space Invaders by Tomohiro Nishikado.  The game should be a very short experience (the ending can be reached in under 5 minutes).  

Scott Adam's Adventure games were 16 kilobytes.  This experiment attempts to capture a narrative in the natural 3 kilobytes available on a stock computer.  Find out more about how to play the original games here.

The game is a KEYBOARD controlled text adventure made entirely in BASIC for the unexpanded VIC 20.  I recommend using a real Vic 20 or VICE emulator in NTSC mode (open the prg file in xvic.exe program). 


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

VICAdvenger1.prg 3 kB


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Ah, I'm having trouble even getting started with this, unfortunately.  I've looked for download of the VICE emulator that you recommend, but I'm struggling to open any file I find. It's a shame because I do want to give every game submitted for the jam a fair shot. Do you have any recommendations on where I should go to get the VICE emulator that I'll need? 

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Thank you for asking.  There are several emulators; I believe VICE has a website (not sure if I am allowed to link).  Find xvice.exe in the VIC 20 folder?  Open xvice.exe then drag the prg file into xvice window.  Everything should autostart. Please let me know if I can help.

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I have added a direct link to a browser-playable version of the game.


Oh shoot, this is perfect! Thank you for providing this link.