Publishers Gary Whisenhunt, Ray Wood
Developers Gary Whisenhunt, Ray Wood
Release date 1975
Genre Role-playing
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Game Description

dnd (also known as The Game of Dungeons) is a role-playing video game. The name dnd is derived from the abbreviation “D&D” from the original tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, which was released in 1974. dnd was written in the TUTOR programming language for the PLATO system by Gary Whisenhunt and Ray Wood at Southern Illinois University in 1974 and 1975. Dirk Pellett of Iowa State University and Flint Pellett of the University of Illinois made substantial enhancements to the game from 1976 to 1985. In dnd, players create a character and venture into the multi-level Whisenwood Dungeon (a portmanteau of the authors’ last names) in search of two ultimate treasures: the grail and the orb. The game presents players with an overhead view of the dungeon, but also implements many basic concepts of Dungeons & Dragons.

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PLATO (1975)

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