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Author of 80s classic The Hobbit didn’t know game was a hit

The Hobbit stood out from the adventure games of the day in three ways, the first of which was its use of graphics. Many scenes in the game included a colour image that may have drawn at painfully slow speed but still offered a far richer experience than the text-only adventures of the day. The second key innovation was ‘Inglish’, a parsing system that went far beyond the verb/noun syntax most…