Zork: The Great Underground Empire

A blogger has started chronicling a journey through the classic 1980s computer game, Zork.

20130719-170312.jpgBefore King’s Quest and its successors took the realm of adventure gaming into colorful graphics, adventure titles were solely text. Infocom specialized in these during the 80s, including the Zork series, Planetfall, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But Zork, the studio’s first “interactive fiction,” has a special place in video game history.

So here’s the deal: Since I’ve never played Zork, I’m aiming to experience it like someone would have back in the 80s. I’m not using a walkthrough, but I am using a notebook to map out the game. We’ll see how far I can get in two weeks, eh? If you want to play along with me, there’s an online version that’s free. —Bio Break

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