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ext Adventure Games Reimagined for the Web with Quest 5.0

Axe Software has released Quest 5.0, a free open source application which aims to bring back text adventure games for a modern audience, by making them easy to create, play and share on the web.

Axe Software has released Quest 5.0, an application which aims to reimagine a lost type of computer gaming – the text adventure. Largely forgotten since the late 1980’s, these text-based games allow players to interact with the game world by typing in commands. The new release of Quest aims to bring back this kind of game by integrating them with websites, making them easier to play, and easier to create.

Alex Warren, developer of Quest, said “I want to reintroduce the world to this classic form of gaming. The time is right for a revival – the modern text adventure can be part of the web, with embedded links, pictures, and YouTube videos. It’s an easy way to create a game, as you don’t need to draw any graphics and you don’t need to know how to program – Quest helps you by displaying everything in plain English. It’s easy to share your game online so that anyone can play it, anywhere, on any device without having to download any software.”

“With the release of Quest 5.0, it is now possible to easily create a sophisticated text adventure game, complete with graphics, sounds and video, and share it on the web, all with no programming experience.”

Quest is free, open source software, and runs on Windows 7, Vista and XP. It can be downloaded from

About Axe Software:

Axe Software released the first version of Quest in 1998 and since then it has attracted thousands of users from all over the world. Axe Software is based in London, United Kingdom. For more information please visit

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