Infocom Author Brings a New Text Adventure to Kickstarter

Some gamers think that text adventures died years ago. The opposite is true, as ever since the days of Infocom there have been people creating new titles in a small, but devoted community.

Bob Bates, best known for his work writing Eric the Unready and TIMEQUEST, is making his return with Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way. This comedy title focuses on an idea-stumped inventor named Eric. As with classic text adventures, the game features no visuals and a text parser interface to drive gameplay.

Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way requires $25,000 in funding to succeed. Thus far, they’ve already raised half their goal and still have until February 21.