Parsely games are live action text adventure games. Text adventure games were all the rage from the late 1970′s and early 1980′s, a time when games came on cassette tapes or floppy disks – games like “Zork”, “Wishbringer”, and “Colossal Cave Adventure”. But even if you didn’t grow up during that time, you can still enjoy a Parsely game.
Action Castle was the first Parsely game. A RPG game based on the old text adventure parsers. In this version, the computer is replaced by a person (the Parser) and the software is replaced by a map and an outline of the adventure to be played. The participants give (enter) the commands, one at a time (acting as the single Player) to the Parser.
> WELCOME TO… ACTION CASTLE!
> You are standing in a small cottage. There is a fishing pole here. Exits are: Out . . .