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Colossal Cave Adventure brings to Windows the game that started it all - the game that pioneered the computer adventure game genre. While there were other text based computer games before Adventure like STARTREK (incidentally our first release - Star Trek Classic), this was the first text based "interactive fiction" game. The game was created by Will Crowther, a caving enthusiast, who combined a faithful simulation of his cave explorations and elements of fantasy role playing (he was a fan of Dungeons and Dragons), to create an adventure game for his daughters. The game was later expanded and improved in collaboration with Don Woods who introduced additional fantasy elements like elves and a troll. This is a faithful reproduction of the original game, ported to work on your Windows device. Here is how the game's introduction starts: "Somewhere nearby is Colossal Cave, where others have found fortunes in treasure and gold, though it is rumored that some who enter are never seen again. Magic is said to work in the cave..." Now.. what are you waiting for? Let's go on an Adventure!


What's new in this version

Initial release.


  • Explore a massive, interactive world
  • Collect treasure, solve puzzles, fight the bad guys all in glorious 80x25 text
  • No physical keyboard? Swipe up and use the soft keyboard
  • Have important work to do but can't resist playing? Multitask in docked mode!
  • Save and Restore your games
  • Works completely offline

Additional information

Published by

The Game Company


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Developed by

The Game Company

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Approximate size

343.87 KB

Age rating

For all ages


Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported

English (United States)

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This is a port of the original Colossal Cave Adventure game by Will Crowther and Don Woods. Many programmers and enthusiasts have since added, modified and improved the game.

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