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Text Adventure Puzzle Types

This page outlines some basic types of puzzle encountered in games as well as some examples and ideas for how to expand upon them.

Mystery / Research

The focus of these puzzles is locating and combining information. General themes which can occur:

  • Filtering salient details out of large amounts of information.
  • Discovering which topics to look up in libraries.
  • Combining disparate pieces of information to draw conclusions.
  • Discovering which of a set of facts are correct / self-consistent.
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