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Nellan is Thirsty

Recreational Computing 1980

Aka:
Thirsty Nellan, Enchanted House
Language:
English
Authors:
Furman H. Smith
Systems:
BASIC info
Platforms:
TRS-80 info
Genres:
For Children, Type-in info
Related:
1: Nellan is Thirsty, 2: Deliver the Cake, 3: Deposit the Chair
Entered by:
ahope1, dave, Gunness, Strident
Added:
10-05-2010
Edited:
09-04-2020

Synopsis

Notes

Originally published as a type-in game for the TRS-80 and machines such as the Heath H89 (HDOS MBASIC) in the July/August 1980 issue of Recreational Computing magazine.

The game was presented as part of Dr. Smith's article: 'Write your own computer fantasy simulation'.

Nellan is Thirsty is an adaptation of a standard Enchanted House framework. As the article explains:

The Nellan is Thirsty version of The Enchanted House computerized fantasy simulation (CFS) is intended for children to play. The program Enchanted House is general and was designed for easy modification. The present article describles the program and gives ways of making simple modifications; a later article will go into major changes.

The Internet Archive holds a copy of the page where the author posted a retrospective on his games & the associated articles.

The game also exists in several unofficial versions:

It was ported to the C64 by Steven C. Darnold.

A point-and-click modern remake by Geoffrey M. Draper, entitled Thirsty Nellan was released for Linux; and later made available for PC, Python, Android & Blackberry.

A BBC micro port by Lurkio was released in 2020.

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ahope1 (12-01-2020 16:02)

A BBC Micro port is here: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=3361