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A learning environment for man-made Interactive Fiction games.

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A lightweight python-based interface connecting learning agents with interactive fiction games.


Linux, Python 3, Spacy, and basic build tools like gcc.


pip3 install jericho
python3 -m spacy download en_core_web_sm



Citing Jericho

If Jericho is used in your research, please cite the following:

  title={Interactive Fiction Games: A Colossal Adventure},
  author={Hausknecht, Matthew and Ammanabrolu, Prithviraj and C\^ot\'{e} Marc-Alexandre and Yuan Xingdi},


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