Originally Posted by TMR
For the more experienced people out there, isn't there an Inform engine for the Amiga which could be used to do this...?
There are lots of engines:
If I were going to work on a game, I'd work on one with Inform. It's incredibly popular and has numerous games already out there (as does TADS for that matter) so tutorials and examples in the form of existing games are going to be plentiful.
But really, there's no excuse, if one really wanted to make a text adventure. All you need to do is dig in and keep applying yourself, like making any other type of game.