Thursday, March 29, 2007

The First Zork Game up for auction

One of the first interactive fiction computer games and an early descendant of Colossal Cave Adventure. Written in 1977–1979, "Zork" was originally MIT hacker jargon for an unfinished program. The implementors named the completed game Dungeon, but by that time the name Zork had already stuck. Three of the original Zork programmers joined with others to found Infocom in 1979.

Zork distinguished itself in its genre as an especially rich game in terms of both the quality of the storytelling and the sophistication of its text parser, which understood full sentences, not just single verbs or nouns.

And now the miraculous has happened, yes you guessed theres a near mint copy on ebay

Zork for:
model 1 TRS 80
with 32K and
onedisk drive

Zork on ebay

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant, just brilliant. Wonder how much a TRS 80 would cost though... Surely less than this ultra Zork, right?

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  2. ...at the rate things are going, you would indeed be correct.... ah market forces, ya gotta love em

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  3. (shoots a market force in the foot)

    :)

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