[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Infocom Zombie Deprogramming

June 11th, 2007 by Benj Edwards
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The lure of graphical gaming is powerful, but Infocom can help you recover from your addiction with its line of text adventure games. How many Zombie converts are out there reading this now? Tell us about some of your favorite Infocom games in the comments below.

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6 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Infocom Zombie Deprogramming”

  1. Chris Hunt Says:

    Hang on, isn’t that Bill Gates?

  2. Geoff V. Says:

    Who knew Andy Dick played video games?

  3. huntrm Says:

    Zork I was first game ever for me at 13. Ended up playing Planetfall, Zork 2, Hitchihikers, Leather Goddesses, Seastalker, Cutthroats – ah the memories. Damn Grues!

  4. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    IMO, the best text adventures weren’t the ones released in stores back when they were new and stuff. The best are the ones people make and release on the web for interpreters like WinTADS and WinFrotz.

    My fave list:

    * Theatre
    * Wearing the Claw
    * The Lesson of the Tortoise
    * The Underoos that Ate NY
    * Babel
    * The Edifice
    * Kissing The Buddha’s Feet
    * Spider and Web
    * So Far
    * Losing Your Grip

    Yeah, I was introduced to IF by Adventure Blaster. ^_^

  5. Guuthulhu Says:

    Ah! Infocom! I have fond (and not so fond) memories of Zork. Hitchiker’s was the one I had the most fun playing, as I remember having recently read through the series before playing that game. IF was one of my favorite styles of game to play. They reminded me of the Choose Your Own Aventure style books I loved as a kid. I though they were the coolest thing. 🙂

  6. Zoyous Says:

    Trinity was very well written, weird and intensely atmospheric. It also came with a very cool sundial as one of the interesting objects they included in all their games’ packaging.

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