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interactive fiction

noun
1.
an adventure or mystery story, usually presented as a video game or book, in which the player or reader is given choices as to how the storyline is to develop or the mystery is to be solved.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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Examples from the web for interactive fiction
  • There are relatively few people currently working in this space with a long history of working on interactive fiction.
Contemporary definitions for interactive fiction
noun

a type of computer game in which the player controls characters with text commands; also called text adventures

Usage Note

abbrev. IF

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