TAB Retro-Adventure Project

February 25, 2015

I am returning to this Windows Only adventure game project after some time and have recently released a minor update.

I have also updated the TAB youtube playlist:



NPC Interaction

January 22, 2011

Posted a short vidclip to show some Character (NPC) interaction in TAB. (Optional) Shows various basic default commands and instructions which could be given to them:

Recent Release

August 26, 2010


This blog has been quiet of late so here’s a line or two to report that the Latest Release is posted.
03 Aug 2010 (Alpha Release 58)

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Life As A Text Adventure

November 8, 2009

Life As A Text Adventure:

TAB Alpha Release 51

September 26, 2009


I’ve managed to return to this project and released a new update today to fix a couple of issues.

Watch a short demo here:

TAB Updated

April 5, 2009

“ThinBasic Adventure Builder” updated today to Alpha 49.6

Youtube videoclips here:
TAB Player
TAB Editor


TAB – Alpha Release 49.2

February 1, 2009

Latest Alpha release of this IF/text adventure maker for Windows is now posted:

Autorun Text Adventure

October 29, 2008

TAB Alpha Release 46.3 (29 Oct 2008): Here is a standalone example showing how the TAB Player (without MenuBar) can be used to autoload and run a demo text adventure, “The Crystal Keepers”.


Vocabulary Improves

October 22, 2008

“thinBasic Adventure Builder” (T.A.B.) is a text adventure/interactive fiction maker for Windows in Alpha Development written with the thinBASIC scripting language.

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Text Adventure Demos

October 7, 2008

There are currently 2 medium sized basic example demo text adventures written with TAB available for download which might be fun to play and solve.

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