Zork over AIM!
March 21, 2004 8:04 PM   Subscribe

Play Zork directly in IM. Send an instant message to InfoComBot and choose from a list of available text-based games. You can even save games and return to them later. One thing's for sure: I'm not getting any work done this week.
posted by mathowie (18 comments total)

 
You're not the only one.
posted by Salmonberry at 8:16 PM on March 21, 2004


no 'adventure'?

pfft. :)
posted by angry modem at 8:16 PM on March 21, 2004


There, I just added Adventure for you. Let me know what you think.
posted by waxpancake at 8:17 PM on March 21, 2004


Dear God, waxpancake... You are evil. EVIL!

I love you! I hate you! I love you! I hate you!

Mother, sister, mother, sister, mother, sis *slap!..

Tea.. no tea....

*faints*
posted by tittergrrl at 8:28 PM on March 21, 2004


This beats that Zork 404 error message as well as porting it to a handheld. w00t!
posted by ao4047 at 8:30 PM on March 21, 2004


Fun stuff, waxy! Thanks.
posted by anathema at 8:46 PM on March 21, 2004


It's getting laggy from Metafilter users flooding it, but it's surprisingly not getting kicked off the AIM network. If you're having trouble getting a response, try back later.
posted by waxpancake at 9:34 PM on March 21, 2004


Okay, try InfocomBot2 instead. I set up a second bot that people can use.
posted by waxpancake at 9:56 PM on March 21, 2004


How cool... and it even has The Lurking Horror and Planetfall! My favorites!
posted by vorfeed at 10:02 PM on March 21, 2004


You are all likely to be eaten by a grue.
posted by namespan at 10:25 PM on March 21, 2004


I just like the fact that there is a Vectrex system displayed prominently on the page. A classic piece of video game history there. I still get mine out a couple of times a year and step back in time.
posted by a3matrix at 5:18 AM on March 22, 2004


and to think I spent an hour *just last night* downloading and setting up HHGTTG on my Clie.
posted by tiamat at 5:45 AM on March 22, 2004


There, I just added Adventure for you. Let me know what you think.

* angry_modem gives a thumbs up
posted by angry modem at 7:19 AM on March 22, 2004


What do I have to do to get Bureaucracy added?
posted by perplexed at 10:41 AM on March 22, 2004


I originally had Bureaucracy in there, but the game uses all sorts of cursor control codes for filling out forms. It would be unplayable in AIM (or any other dumb terminal), so I removed it.
posted by waxpancake at 11:32 AM on March 22, 2004


I don't use AIM, does it have The Hitchhikers Guide To the galaxy and (my personal fav) Leather Goddess of Phobos?
posted by Grod at 3:12 PM on March 22, 2004


Yes and yes.
posted by waxpancake at 7:29 PM on March 22, 2004


thank you for the hitchhiker's guide!

i remember selling $1,000 kaypro and zenith 386 machines simply with that one, WordPerfect, and Managing Your Money.

ah, monocrome monitors....
posted by tsarfan at 11:17 PM on March 22, 2004


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