Infinite Imaginations / Aventuras AD

Tim Gilberts with Aventuras AD

In the late 1980s, Tim Gilberts, the founder of Gilsoft International, focused on consulting game developers and providing them with custom programmed solutions. To differentiate this work from the fading Gilsoft label, he formed Infinite Imaginations. One of the most important synergies in this time arose when Tim accepted the offer to create an in-house multi-machine adventure writer for the now legendary Adventure forge Aventuras AD in Spain. This was the dawning of DAAD, the most sophisticated system that Tim created, easily on par with the capabilities of the Infocom development tools, allowing you to target a broad range of 8-bit and 16-bit systems, including C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PCW, Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC (DOS). It allows you to maintain a single source file and adapt it to the supported systems. DAAD was developed from 1988-1991 and it is the final tool to emerge from the code that can be traced back all the way to the Quill. After the bankruptcy of Aventuras AD in 1992, it seemed that DAAD was lost forever. In 2014 Mr. Samudio rediscovered the system disks and contributed them to the public domain but unfortunately much of the original system was gone, including the English language support. To save DAAD Adventure Writer forever from the limbo it was trapped, Tim Gilberts teamed up with me once again. Together we restored and extended the system, recovered English language support, and developed solutions to create your own games with the help of modern editors. The system was never available to the public and it was never available to English language developers. But that’s over now. DAAD is back after 30 years and we can’t wait to see what you will create with it. Imagine worlds!

>>> Download DAAD Adventure Writer R3 (1988-1991, 2018-2019)

Contains all the tools to develop adventure games for C64, Spectrum, CPC, MSX, PCW, ST, Amiga and DOS.

Changelog: new DAAD compiler 2.42 (first compiler update since 1990), which often doubles the bytes saved by text compression compared to the legacy compiler, new Atari ST interpreters, professional loader templates for C64, Spectrum and CPC, new tools and bugfixes.

>>> Download DAAD R3 C64 Tape / Disk Mastering Update (2019)

This update adds advanced Commodore 64 tape mastering to DAAD R3 and also comes with new versions of the C64 disk loader templates.

>>> Download DAAD Compiler v2.42 Update (2019)

The compiler from DAAD R3 as standalone binary.

>>> Download DAAD Aventuras AD preservation files

Contains historical files from Aventuras AD that were rediscovered together with DAAD, mostly Spanish game master disks and sources.

>>> Download DAAD German language addon v1

Contains additional templates that allow you writing German language adventure games with DAAD.

Chichén Itzá (CPC), Aventuras AD 1992
Cozumel (Spectrum), Aventuras AD 1990
La Aventura Original (C64), Aventuras AD 1989