Patricia Crowther’s cave maps became one of the first text adventure games

Patricia Crowther’s ex-husband coded her cave maps into one of the first hit adventure games in the 1970s, and she had no idea

There’s so much more to this story than “just” the creation of the first text adventure; history, cave exploration, courage and determination, discovery, shared passions, lost love, the overlooked contribution of women in tech, programming, maps, it really has a bit of everything.

 

When you’re done reading the source article, be sure to explore author Claire L Evans’ book Broad Band, from which that excerpt was drawn.

Source: This Woman Inspired One of the First Hit Video Games by Mapping the World’s Longest Cave