Colossal Cave Adventure (also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure) (Crowther, 1976; Crowther & Woods, 1977), an iPhone version of the first text adventure computer game.

Rewrote game to implement 1000-point version by David Malmberg. Also, added Game Center support! In addition to leader boards, you can now invite other players and give them a virtual tour to help them should they get stuck.

What’s New

Version 3.0

Modernized for iOS 9.3 and up.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
jds126 ,


There’s a big when u try to water the plant

BillyRubin ,

Just the way I remember it!

Just downloaded this app. I used to play the original Adventure game for HOURS. Did finally beat the game - big thing about this is it makes you think - it's not graphic. You need to draw a map as you go and track your movements. There are secrets and uses for each of the items. The snake is the first trick. Get the bird - but to get the bird you need to first find the cage. But you can't get the bird in the cage until you drop something. Use reasoning, imagination, and draw a map as you go. You should be able to have hours of fun too.

For older - not Gen X mostly us boomers that were into computers in the early days - before GUIs and mice - back when the command line ruled - this was the type of games that wasted hundreds of hours in university labs, company computer centers and other such places.

I played this game and others (trek, hammurabi, etc) on PR1ME mini-computers on text terminals.

Ahh nostalgia.

This implementation of Adventure (or the Colossal Cave) is very well done. My compliments to those that created it.


Twar ,

Great game with one minor issue

I definitely am not old enough to remember the text adventures, but that doesnt mean that they can not be fun for me. When I first got this game I didnt expect much from it, but I turned it on and gave it a try. Once I finally found a way to actually get inside of the cave, I was taken to a world that could be anything I wanted it to. I like the updates from this game from the older versions such as being able to type in "downstream" and it takes you downstream. The only problem that I found with this game, and the only reason it is not five stars, is the fact that a bug crashes your game and your whole ipod. You cannot get very far into the game before you have to start over again. If advent can fix this bug so there will be no crashes I would definitely give it five stars! Vote yes if you agree to fix the bug!!


Pi-Soft Consulting, LLC
22.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 1991, 1993 The Regents of the University of California


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