Levi D. Smith presents TTY GFX ADVNTR for Windows 10, a popular role playing game that was originally released on the XBox Live Indie Game marketplace.  TTY GFX ADVNTR puts the player in the role of a hero who must defeat the dragon to save the princess.

The idea for the game was originally conceived through a game jam competition, where the theme was to create a game using a low level programming language in 48 hours.  The game was inspired by BBS DOOR games of the mid-90’s, and it uses a graphical style of games that were played through a computer terminal (TTY).  After receiving positive feedback from the Indie developer community, the original game was ported to the Xbox Live Indie Game platform so that it could be enjoyed by a wider audience.

As the hero, the player must battle monsters across five different lands to gain the experience needed to conquer the dragon.  Long time RPG fans will find the battle system and mechanics very familiar.  While on the adventure, the player will meet various allies who will assist the player in progressing through the story.  Weapons and armor crafted by the blacksmith will give the player the needed power to complete the adventure.


PC – Microsoft Store

PC – Humble Store

XBox 360 – XBox Live Indie Games
TTY GFX ADVNTR on XBox Live Indie Games

Release Trailer





Official Soundtrack


Reviews and Other Information

TTY GFX ADVNTR is #1 on Splazer Productions Top 5 XBLIG for November – XBLIG Show

Bradley Metrock – TTY GFX ADVNTR Review

TTY GFX ADVNTR mentioned in Metro Pulse article

Writings of Mass Deduction

XBLA Ratings – Review by Joebal


Splazer Productions: Gameplay video

Knoxville Indies are Taking Over! – Knoxville Game Design


Defunct Games TTY GFX ADVNTR Review

GameTrailers – Trailer Video


Twitter Buzz

: @GaTechGrad I had a lot of fun playing your game TTY GFX ADVNTR!

knoxvillejeff:  Just finished TTY GTX ADVNTR by @GaTechGrad. Great fun!

danielauger:  Nice looking BBS / DOS / retro graphics RPG for XBLA:…

DefunctGames: I’ll be digging into the curiously titled TTY GFX ADVNTR this weekend. The trailer is intriguing:…

bmetrock: Just bought, played, and finished TTY GFX ADVNTR on Xbox 360 (XBL Indie Games) by @GaTechGrad. Old-school text-based RPG.

daydalus: @GaTechGrad awesome! Will dust off my 360 and check it out 🙂

WilloTheNight: @GaTechGrad Awesome game! Everyone, go buy it.

freestylecoder: I play tested it. It’s good. Go get it MT @GaTechGrad: TTY GFX ADVNTR launches tonight at midnight for XBox Live Indie Games! #TTYGFX #XBLIG


Box Art



About Levi D. Smith

Levi D. Smith graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2008 with a master’s degree in industrial engineering.  He currently works in the Knoxville area as a software engineer, and he develops computer games in his spare time.


Previous Titles

Levi released Resistor for XBox Live Indie Games in September 2012.  The game was praised by numerous Indie game review sites, such as Armless Octopus, Ramble Media (formerly XBox Ramble), Did not Finish, and Indie Theory.

Built with: XNA / MonoGame

Blasting Bits

Blasting Bits



Blasting Bits is a game that puts you in a world where cyber terrorists have hacked the top level domain and unleashed a horde of malicious viruses.  Using the mass-to-binary converter will allow you to enter the digital world and eliminate the viruses.  If not defeated, the viruses will destroy the digital world.

This was  a game that I was developing in XNA.  I plan to release the source code soon.


Development Log

Development Playlist

Built with: XNA / MonoGame



The objective of Resistor is to build connections to carry flow to activate electrical components. To avoid damaging these components, the flow level must be reduced using resistors. Each level is graded upon number of pieces used, the luminosity of the components, and the time required to complete the level. This game teaches the basics of resistor color code values.  Ninety levels are available with increasing difficulty.

Buy Resistor on the XBox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) marketplace for 80 Microsoft Points.



Armless Octopus

Resistor Video Review

“Very entertaining experience worth the 80 Microsoft points”

XBox Ramble

“90 cleverly designed levels in this game which is great news for those of you with a love of puzzlers”

“great value for money and should be in everyones Indie games collection”

Did Not Finish

“Resistor is a nice, quick, good time.”

“Resistor is one of the better things your 80 MS points could go towards.”

XBLA & XBLIG Ratings

“Resistor gets 9/10 for originality and creativity”

Indie Theory

“The gameplay tends to work well, with most of the 90 levels being well-designed”

Splazer Productions

YouTube Gameplay

Writings of Mass Destruction

Day 1219: Resistor





Development Videos


Built with: XNA / MonoGame