In recent post Xenon Software House we mentioned that Gilsoft’s
The Quill Adventure System was ported to many systems like Sinclair ZX, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit family, Apple II and even Oric. Today We will also add CP/M on that list.
Due additional request and interest we are writing more about Gilsoft.
In 1983 Gilsoft software company released The Quill, an editor that allows creation of text adventures with no programming knowledge required. Initial release was for Sinclair ZX Spectrum only and after sucess it was ported to nearly every 8-bit platform mentioned above and It was considered as the standard for writing 8-bit text adventures.
In 1984 add on “The Illustrator” was released to allow creation of graphic in adventures with name. Eventually in 1986 system evolved in Professional Adventure Writing System, but was available only on Sinclair ZX Spectrum and CP/M.
To readers asking me where they can download this great software, best link is on Stefan Vogt 8-bit.info site.
On Stefan site you will find latest versions, including an enhanced 4-word-parser variant for the Commodore 64, which was never released before. Now you are able to create your own text adventures for Commodore 64,
Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro / Acorn Electron, Oric and
CP/M. And remember to share your creations with retro scene.
Download Gilsoft Software on 8-bit.info site