It struck me earlier today, and has done before I think, how similar text adventure games are to a text-based computer terminal. They both take the general form of “COMMAND TARGET”: “look at door”, “use key”, “cd ..”.
Now, the Linux terminal scares a lot of people. And yet, text adventures are less intimidating, even though they’re functionally identical. So… why not have a text adventure game that teaches you terminal commands?
Maybe the story is along the lines of hacking into a server for some purpose. In any case, it might be interesting to try.