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This Woman Inspired One of the First Hit Video Games by Mapping the World’s Longest Cave

Patricia Crowther’s ex-husband coded her cave maps into one of the first hit adventure games in the 1970s, and she had no idea

A long read, but well worth your time. I'd not known that the text adventure game Colossal Cave (or ADVENTURE as it was more commonly known) has its basis in a real colossal cave, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. I vaguely recall playing it a bit in the dim, distant past — I may need to track down a copy and try it again.

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