A downloadable game

A free, short, offline, downloadable, parser-based text adventure for PC Windows Only. (XP and above; 32/64bit) - English language.

Author: Ron Edwards

Written using the  "Thinbasic Adventure Builder" (TAB) 

Game author Ron Edwards contacted me and reported he had successfully converted one of his old TRS Basic adventures with the "TAB for Windows" adventure system as a test game to share with some friends. Ron has given permission to share it with others who might be interested. 

A short mini-adventure, and very much of its time, he wrote it when he was just a young high schooler.

He specifically wanted to see if he could recreate it "as is" for nostalgia purposes - so, as such, it has not been expanded upon and does not take advantage of the full range of program features and extended parser facilities that are potentially available in the TAB program.

His game, "Xanadu", is a small text-only dungeon adventure with brief descriptions. It uses a very simple VERB NOUN format.

Ron says that he was able to reprogram his project with TAB after three days learning the system.

All the required vocabulary words can be easily looked up to help players discover the correct input format required to solve the game.

You can download it here:


It is suggested to view the readme.txt file before playing.

**Special Note: When starting the program it's possible that some virus checkers may produce a "false-positive" warning. You may need to tell your antivirus software to create an 'exception' for the game app in order to allow it to run**

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