Along the lines of Turing-complete and Tetris complete, Adventure complete is a measure of the completion state of a newly designed computer. It is used in the excellent book The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder. In it, the engineers at Data General building the Eagle 32-bit minicomputer test their new creation by seeing if it will run the classic (but new, then) text adventure game Adventure. Adventure later mophed into Zork and thus spawned a whole genre of really high-class entertainment that, unlike today's games, required imagination and thought to play. Luckily, its low requirements mean it's still around; see interactive fiction.

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