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Having done a lot of research recently on Tom Frost's games for various archives, I've put together a process on the talented Scottish coder & "Britain's Best Adventurer"...
He would be in his 80s now, if he is/was still around.
Text adventure authors came in all ages and genders back then... they weren't just all spotty teenagers. Jack Lockerby, one of the most prolific adventure authors for the Spectrum,.. and he was in his sixties back then, iirc. There was certainly a huge age range attending the UK Adventurer's Convention back in the 90s, many of whom were programmers.
Great read and makes we wish I'd spent a bit more time on GAC. It was the usual thing, where I had all these grand ideas about an adventure game, but, when it came to actually building it, it was such a daunting task even in GAC i'd just go back to a copy of Razzle
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Nicely presented and interesting bio. Enthusiasm, patience and determination required in bucket loads to successfully create a text adventure using those utilities all of which I have at least briefly explored! I remember 'Micro Adventurer' with fondness, it didn't last very long but it was one of my favourite computer magazines. I won a Stranglers tape 'Aural Quest' from one of their competitions. Never got very far with it though.
Terrors of Trantoss was a 'sort of' split screen adventure where you controlled two characters:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7089
Interestingly Crash Issue 29 not only has a review of Terrors of Trantoss but also Spy Trilogy by Tartan Software:
https://ia902907.us.archive.org/8/items ... n_1986.pdf