Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Zork

The classic text adventure book - now online.

With a very interesting analysis of the topology too....

8 comments:

Fran said...

The links don't work, Zoe... :-(

Zoe Brain said...

Try now - if you get a 403 error, just re-type the URL in.

Zoe Brain said...

It's http://samizdat.cc/cyoa/ then press "play"

Anonymous T-Girl said...

i have missed this damn game so much over the years.

You have made my week!

Anonymous T-Girl said...

Uhm.

i take it back. That isn't the Zork i know. The one i played was a computer game on the Commodore 64 (if memory serves).

That link seems to be a bad version of Choose Your Own Adventure...

Zoe Brain said...

Oh, you want the *digital* one, not the dead-tree version?

Try here.

Sandra Louise said...

Oh dear! So much of my earlier life was lost to that game! When I was dungeon master for it, I was systems programmer for an IBM 168 mainframe. Gawd big iron was impressive back then!

I spent so much time with Colossal Cave, as it was known then, that it was almost named as a co-respondent in my divorce!

Thanks Zoe! It has been too long since I have played that game. I fear another day of lost productivity is upon me!

Tamara Jeanne said...

Zork was fun to play. This got me to thinking and I recalled that I still have my orgional 5 1/4" floppy disk of it. So dug it out and here's a photo of it: http://twitpic.com/1721xd
Still have a couple 5 1/4" floppy drives laying around and old 486 pc laying around. So I could put together system with Win95 on it and run it in a dos box. But will have to check you the online version.