Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986.
It was an adventure / roleplaying / dungeon hack affair - wander around, kill the various beasties, take their gold, and so on.
The closest thing I've found online is dnd for the old PLATO network
. The amber screen, the whole Orb thing, $ for gold are very familiar.
However, I don't remember the character looking like that - it was more a simple vectory stick figure. Further, it was extremely unlikely, given that I was in a rural suburb of Townsville, Australia that my friend had access to PLATO. If he'd had a modem I'd have certainly remembered, earnestly believing as I did that War Games
was a documentary. Descriptions online of dnd also seem to indicate that it's fiendishly difficult, but I'm inclined to give up on anything remotely difficult very quickly, yet I played this game for hours.
What else could it have been? Or did dnd
end up getting ported to floppies for local play and I'm just misremembering the details? I'm having a lot of trouble tracking down screenshots of the other titles Wikipedia says were heaviliy influenced by dnd
, such as bnd
It was probably on an IBM 5155 Portable, if that helps.