Dev builds a classic text adventure out of Wikipedia entries
Freelance game designer Kevan Davis has published something interesting this month: Wikipedia: The Text Adventure, a browser-based game that pulls assets directly from Wikipedia and presents them to the player in the guise of a vintage text adventure.
It's a fun idea that might get your creative game dev juices flowing, especially once you see how it works: Davis' game generates an in-game "map" of Wikipedia articles (via the Wikipedia API) with geo-coordinates.
However, they might be able to talk to a museum if they find one on the road, or even put it in their pocket for later; Davis' game includes an inventory and support for "take" and limited "talk to" commands, as well as commands that let players check attribution for a given entry, log errors, or jump directly into editing it on Wikipedia.
Curious devs can find Wikipedia: The Text Adventure and more of Davis' work over on his website.