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29 June 2007 @ 08:56 am
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.  

So apparently Zork is 30 years old this year. Man, I loved those games. I played just about every Infocom text adventure on my little Atari 800xl home computer.

If you've never played it (or if you need a little nostalgia fix) you can play the original Zork here.

Also, on Barbelith a few years back, we had a fun thread where we simulated an Infocom text adventure.

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Listening to: David Bowie - "TVC15"
I am that rough man standing ready in the night: full autowarpedpuppy on June 29th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Zork is 30 years old? holy shit! not only am I a geek but I'm a fuckin OLD geek!
auto_kauto_k on June 29th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
Есть такие, что опускаются вниз, что бы оттуда пускать мелкие пузыри.
Jumpo Kinkytailmonkey on June 29th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'd played Adventure, which led to zork on a 300 baud modem into a mainframe in the early mid 70s *geek cred* :D

great song too btw
ghibli_geek on June 29th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
So, I have a lot of fond memories of Zork, and started to play it again with my friend Super P! ... but we were both driven insane by the conspicuous lack of game logic - like that maze where the same path won't lead the same direction twice? That was that, for me. And yet even now, when the lights are out, I fret about grues.
xterminal on June 30th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
f00Dave: Chichif00dave on June 30th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
frotz ozmoo


W, W, N, N, N, S, E, wasn't it?
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu: Gamingoddharmonic on June 30th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
I found a copy of Zork Anthology in the CD-ROM games at Big Lots several years ago. I made a copy of it for a friend but the copy I bought is either lost in storage or my ex-husband got it when we split up.
Horzaeuan on July 4th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
I just packed my copy of HHGTTG game, including the invasion fleet and fluff. I was never very good at those things though.
hopefoothopefoot on August 4th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
OMG Zork! Thank you so much for the link.

BTW, my boyfriend is an ass man himself. It has become a Saturday morning ritual to catch him up on your LJ.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on August 4th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Nice... Enjoy it!