Wonderland is a computer adventure game developed by Magnetic Scrolls and published in 1990 by Virgin Games.
is based on Lewis Carroll's classic children's book Alice in Wonderland
, with the player taking on the role of Alice. Note that it does not involve anything from the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass
With this game, Magnetic Scrolls introduced a bespoke windowing system
dubbed "Magnetic Windows". The player's inventory, the location's graphic, the map and so on are all in separate windows that can be moved and resized independently. (Note that a similar system is used in unrelated adventure games like Deja Vu
.) The developers stated they believed it would make the game more accessible, giving it a much wider appeal.
Development began in December 1987, when David Bishop pitched the concept to Scrolls' Anita Sinclair. Bishop would become project manager.
gave the IBM PC version a score of 910 out of 1000, praising the puzzles, interface (if used with a mouse) and the graphics, with the lack of sound being a negative point.