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Interactive fiction may include puzzles, but these tend to be incorporated as part of the narrative in comparison to being specifically added as gameplay that must be solved to continue within adventure games.

Initial adventure games developed in the 1970s and early 1980s were text-based, using text parsers to translate the player's input into commands.

As personal computers became more powerful with the ability to show graphics, the graphic adventure game format became popular, initially by augmenting player's text commands with graphics, but soon moving towards point and click interfaces.

For games named "Adventure", see Adventure (disambiguation).

The genre's focus on story allows it to draw heavily from other narrative-based media, literature and film, encompassing a wide variety of literary genres.

For games that utilize a point and click device, players will sometimes engage in a systematic search known as a pixel hunt.

Games try to avoid this by highlighting the item, or by snapping the player's cursor to the item.

Many adventure games (text and graphic) are designed for a single player, since this emphasis on story and character makes multi-player design difficult.

Colossal Cave Adventure is identified as the first such adventure game, first released in 1976, while other notable adventure game series include Zork, King's Quest, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Myst.

Further computer advancements led to adventure games with more immersive graphics using real-time or pre-rendered three-dimensional scenes or full-motion video taken from the first- or third-person perspective.

For markets in the Western hemisphere, the genre's popularity peaked during the late 1980s to mid-1990s when many considered it to be among the most technically advanced genres, but had become a niche genre in the early 2000s due to the popularity of first-person shooters and became difficult to find publishers to support such ventures.

Some early adventure games trapped the players in unwinnable situations without ending the game.