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interactive fiction

an adventure or mystery story, usually presented as a video game or book, in which the player or reader is given choices as to how the storyline is to develop or the mystery is to be solved.
Origin of interactive fiction
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary definitions for interactive fiction

a type of computer game in which the player controls characters with text commands; also called text adventures

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abbrev. IF's 21st Century Lexicon
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