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it really is

Bigger than you think. A game, courtesy of dinty_moore
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 28, 2012 - 23 comments

 

GET BOAT

Meet the bastard lovechild of Zork, Choose Your Own Adventure, Silent Hill, and World of Warcraft: You awaken in Razor Hill. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Nov 21, 2010 - 32 comments

Interactive Text Adventure for Your Kindle/E-Book Reader

The web browser on the Kindle may not be the slickest piece of software in the world, barely sufficing for checking email and basic surfing, but there's one thing it excels at: web-based text adventures. Turn on your wireless connection, peck out PortableQuest.com on those tiny little keys and prepare for a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning. (You can play without a kindle as well.) [created by edman, via mefi projects]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Oct 6, 2010 - 13 comments

Frolic

Revisiting Old-School Text Adventures as a Jaded Modern Gamer. {NSFW language}
posted by Ljubljana on Dec 4, 2009 - 20 comments

Every Known Version of Every Infocom Adventure

Welcome to the complete online Infocom adventures page
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Here you can find and play online every known version of every Infocom adventure.

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posted by not_on_display on Sep 9, 2009 - 100 comments

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.

SLYTFilter: MC Frontalot - "It is Pitch Dark"
You are likely to be eaten by a grue. / If this predicament seems particularly cruel, / Consider whose fault it could be, / Not a torch or a match in your inventory.
Directed by MeFi's Own™ Jason Scott for his documentary about text adventures, GET LAMP. [previously] Featuring MC Frontalot [previously] and Steve Meretzky. More grues on MeFi.
posted by not_on_display on Sep 1, 2009 - 30 comments

PepsiGrue

Legends of Zork. Opening today is the latest incarnation of the venerable Zork franchise, a Kingdom of Loathing-style browser game set in the Great Underground Empire. Free to play but does sell 'perks', requires registration.
posted by Sparx on Apr 1, 2009 - 64 comments

IfComp 2008

The 14th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition has been released. History of the competition. Previously on Mefi. Emily Short reviews this year's entrants. [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Oct 3, 2008 - 21 comments

The Muse in the Machine

Robert Pinsky writing about Zork. Yes, I know its super old.
posted by juv3nal on Jun 10, 2008 - 15 comments

Zork Map!

Zork - The Original Map. This was too awesome not to post! (via)
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Sep 18, 2007 - 132 comments

You haven't been eaten, until you've been eaten by a grue

Let's Tell a Story Together (A History of Interactive Fiction)
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 2, 2007 - 32 comments

From Mainframe to WoW

Play history: Noughts and Crosses (EDSAC, 1952) begat Tennis for Two (Donner & oscilliscope, 1958) begat Spacewars (PDP, 1962) begat Star Trek (SDS Sigma, 1971) begat Hunt the Wumpus (Mainframe, 1972) begat Maze War (Xerox Atlos, 1974) begat DECWAR [warning:telnet(!)] (DEC-10, 1978) begat Zork (PDP-10, 1979) begat World of Warcraft... with a few steps in between. All names (but Maze Wars) go to playable versions. Dates have information on the game itself
posted by blahblahblah on Dec 8, 2006 - 13 comments

Zork over AIM!

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 on Mar 21, 2004 - 18 comments

You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike...

You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike...
posted by grumblebee on Sep 18, 2002 - 18 comments

All this interest in Zork has reminded me of the old days of lo-fi games like Moria. And don't forget the other text adventure games like The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Adventure Game, always a favorite mainly because I read the book. Any others out there worthy of note?
posted by destro on Nov 6, 2001 - 28 comments

Best.
404.
Ever.
[Bear with; it's a little slow but yes it works.]
posted by louie on Oct 23, 2001 - 65 comments

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