100 Word Challenge | Bah Humbug!

“Sidney, what are you doing?”

“Playing Humbug. Why?”

“Bah, Humbug! What do you see in that stupid game? There aren’t even graphics!”

“It’s called a text adventure game. Some games don’t need to compensate for poor story lines with graphics. Besides, do you know the name of the main character in this game?”


“No, it’s Sidney. Sidney Widdershins.”

“You just set it to your name, big whoop.”

“No, that’s how it’s written.”

“Admittedly, they could have picked a better name.”

“Funny. I just need to figure out what it means.”

Just then, a phone rang.


“Hi. This is Graham Cluley.”


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So, there really is a text adventure game called Humbug. It was created by Graham Cluley back in 1990, and it is now available in the public domain here. For some reason I have a soft spot when it comes to text adventure games, even in the age of the uncanny valley. I love that back then, games were stories to be read. Stories that required you to be one of the characters, not unlike a good book. Anyway, enjoy!

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