You're a new detective, on the lookout for a real mystery. A lady reports her jewelry's been stolen, and a couple of alligators are missing from the zoo. What will you do?
Interactive fiction , often abbreviated IF , is software simulating environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment. Works in this form can be understood as literary narratives , either in the form of interactive narratives or interactive narrations. These works can also be understood as a form of video game ,  either in the form of an adventure game or role-playing game. In common usage, the term refers to text adventures , a type of adventure game where the entire interface can be " text-only ",  however, graphical text adventures still fall under the text adventure category if the main way to interact with the game is by typing text.