Creating Adventure Games On Your Computer
by Tim Hartnell
Publisher: Ballantine Books 1984
Number of pages: 196
Though dated, Hartnell's book is a good introduction to adventure game construction. While the book focuses on BASIC programming, which wouldn't be a programmer's choice today, it offers sound design techniques for the absolute beginner.
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