The first generation PC games were text adventures. The earliest known text adventure game is Colossal Cave Adventure. Colossal Cave Adventure was released in 1976 by Will Crowther. Colossal Cave Adventure is a game were you had to type in commands like East and West to move around the game. This game didn’t have any graphics, you had to use your own imagination to see where you were by want the game said. The game started by saying Welcome to Adventure!! Would you like instructions? After that if you said Yes it would give you instructions if you said No then the game would start. It would start off by saying “You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully. You would then type East and it would then tell you that you are inside the building.

This game inspired other developers like Roberta Williams to create similar games but with graphics.

Click the link to play this game.http://www.web-adventures.org/


PC games are very popular as anyone can play them even if they can’t afford a disk game there are plenty of free online PC games to play.

One very popular game is The Sims. The Sims was developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. The first Sims game was released in 2000 and there are 26 different games available to play on PC, online, on consoles, on Facebook and on mobile. The Sims game is a simulation and virtual life game where you can build your dream home, dream person and your dream family or roommates. In the game you control all the Sims aka people in your house with day to day life like going to work or school, making friends, having relationships and having fun.

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Another popular PC game is World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft is an online MMORPG created by Blizzard Entertainment and was released in 2004. In July 2013 World of Warcraft had over 7m subscribers and it holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers. World of Warcraft is set in a high-fantasy universe. Players can go on adventures to different parts of the world, they can go on epic quests and they can form alliances with other players from around the world.

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One popular website that has many different games to play is Facebook. Facebook has popular games like Cityville, Farmville, Candy Crush Saga and Texas Holdem Poker.


Cityville is a city building game were you build a city, you can also help friends with their cities and you can complete quests to get rewards that will help you build your city.

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Candy Crush Saga is a puzzle game, were you have to match candies to clear the level. Candy Crush Saga is that popular that people have had to set up a Candy Crush Anonymous for people who are seriously addicted to the game.

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PC games, Facebook games and other online game sites are becoming more and more popular and with technology advancing PC, Facebook and online games will be getting better graphics, better sounds and more addictive gameplay and more ways to get your friends involved.


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