Rediscover the Old Spirit of Gaming with Text Fiction
Gaming is a part of Android. Powerful CPUs and graphic chipsets give a great chance to run even the most resource intensive games, but not every game features great graphics and animations. There are still indie games available that require you to think hard instead of being deadly fast.
One independent developer, XDA Forum Member onyxbits, created a game reminiscent of the traditional text games from the 80s. Text Fiction is not a typical game, it’s more of a game engine that allows you to load games. Officially, you can download 4 games: Dreamhold, Anchorhead, Curses and Vanichella. However, every text game stored in Z3, Z5, or Z8 format can be played. Solving the riddles isn’t easy, and you will have to spend some time racking your brain to find a solution for some mysteries. If you’re stuck, you can always type o command to get some help. Games like this only prove that not everything that is flashy and good looking is necessarily better.
If you’re bored with farming coins or repeating the same actions over and over, you can try your luck with one of the hundreds of logical games. All you need to do is to go to the game thread and give Text Fiction a shot.
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