XYZZY is the universal computer magic word.
Comes from the classic interactive fiction game Adventure that causes players to magically teleport to a central location in the game.

To cheat in Minesweeper, type xyzzy hit *Enter* and *Left Shift*.

If your mouse pointer is over a mine, the upper-left pixel on your screen will be black. Otherwise, it will be white.

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  • Xyzzy — is a magic word from the Colossal Cave Adventure computer game.In computing, the word is sometimes used as a metasyntactic variable or as a video game cheat code, the canonical magic word . In mathematics, the word is used as a mnemonic for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Xyzzy — Colossal Cave Adventure Разработчик Разные Издатель Разные Дизайнер Уилл Кроутер (Will Crowther) Дата выпуска 1975 …   Википедия

  • Xyzzy — Adventure (1976) Entwickler: William Crowther Verleger: CRL …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • xyzzy — ● ►en interj. ►JEU Mot magique classique utilisé dans le jeu Advent, et qui permet de faire un peu tout ce qu on veut du moment qu on a le droit de l utiliser. Ce mot fait partie de la culture informatique anglo saxonne, c est pourquoi on le… …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • XYZZY Award — The XYZZY Awards are an event to recognize extraordinary interactive fiction, serving a similar role to the Academy Awards or Grammy Awards but for a far smaller community. The XYZZY Awards have been presented yearly in the early spring since… …   Wikipedia

  • List of XYZZY Awards by category — This is a list of XYZZY Awards results, grouped by award rather than year. The XYZZY Awards are the annual awards given by the publication XYZZYnews to works of interactive fiction, serving a similar role to the Academy Awards for film. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Adam Cadre — Infobox Person name = Adam Cadre caption = birth date = February 5, 1974 birth place = Silver Spring, Maryland death date = death place = other names = known for = I 0 (1997), Photopia (1998) occupation = interactive fiction Writer nationality =… …   Wikipedia

  • Vespers (video game) — Vespers is an interactive fiction game written in 2005 by Jason Devlin that placed first at the 2005 Interactive Fiction Competition. It also won the XYZZY Awards for Best Game, Best NPCs, Best Setting, and Best Writing.ummarySet in a 15th… …   Wikipedia

  • Frenetic Five — The Frenetic Five is a series of three text adventures about a band of superheroes, all made with TADS version 2 and distributed as freeware. The series was created by Neil deMause for the Interactive Fiction Competition.Games* The Frenetic Five… …   Wikipedia

  • Jon Ingold — Infobox Writer name = Jon Ingold imagesize = 150px caption = birthname = birthdate = birthplace = England nationality = British occupation = Writer notableworks = influences = website = Jon Ingold (1981 ) is most known as the author of multiple… …   Wikipedia

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