Warning: extreme geekery ahead.
In response to a hilarious snippet from slashdot thread:
“The Matrix: The Text Adventure
MORPHEUS: Go Down The Hall.
NEO: There’s an office at the end of the hall!
MORPHEUS: Go There.
NEO: I am there.
MORPHEUS: Go In It.
NEO: Sorry, I don’t understand that.
MORPHEUS: GO INTO THE OFFICE.
MORPHEUS: OPEN THE DOOR AND GO INTO THE OFFICE.
NEO: Oh, okay.
MORPHEUS: God, I Hate Text RPGS.”
My geeky pal at Marie Celeste emailed me with:
MORPHEUS: “Which do you wish to take. The red or the blue?”
NEO: “Take red.”
MORPHEUS: “I do not understand the word take.”
NEO: “Get red.”
MORPHEUS: “Get red what?”
MORPHEUS: “Pill what?”
NEO: “Get red pill.”
MORPHEUS: “I see no pills here.”
MORPHEUS: “You are in a maze of twisty apartment corridors, all alike.
You see : Morpheus
NEO: “Take red tablet.”
MORPHEUS: “I do not understand the word take. You have taken too long and have been eaten by a wandering grue.
Do you wish to Restore/New/Quit?”
I laughed so much I couldn’t breathe (lordy I am a nerd!).
He then sent me a link to a fantasticly fantastic text adventure game, as a consequence neither he nor I did terribly much work today, so obsessed were we.
Click here to play the sensational Aisle.
Go on, it’s fabulously fabulous.
Things you need to know:
- Click the “Do It” button to start.
- You only get one turn before the game is over – but don’t let that stop you, just click “Do It” and try another command. And you must try more than one command (preferably at least 22) to get the most from the game.
To start you off, try DANCE or SING or CLIMB SHELVES.