The Cursor Is Your Friend In Scifi Text Adventure GamesKevin Kelly1/11/08 9:00pmFiled to: Text AdventuresA Mind Forever VoyaginginfocomLeather Goddesses of PhobosPlanetfallStarcrossStationfallSuspendedThe Hitchhiker's Guide To The GalaxyTrinityKotaku53EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Before video games were blasting you into 80 billion megapixels with enough raw processing power to send a human to Jupiter and back, they used to exist as mere words on the screen. Much like audiobooks, text adventure games exist halfway between reading and watching a movie. In the heyday of text games, Infocom quickly became a leader, pumping out the best games in the genre (which they called "interactive fiction") from 1979 until 1986, when Activision bought them. We still love them, and you will too. We've made a list of Infocom's best science fiction text adventure games below the fold.