• You Must Remember This: Colossal Cave Adventure

    I was just watching the documentary GET LAMP, a movie about text adventure games. As gripping as that sounds, I wondered if I could find the first text adventure game in the world online. In mere moments I was presented with the COLOSSAL CAVE ADVENTURE in glorious green-screen. Thank you, Internet! Read More

  • Homebrew App Lets You Play Zork On Your Kindle

    West of House.
    You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
    There is a small mailbox here. > OPEN MAILBOX Opening the small mailbox reveals a leaflet. > TAKE LEAFLET Taken. > READ LEAFLET “WELCOME TO ZORK ON THE KINDLE! If you jailbreak your Kindle you can run Zork and other Infocom games natively on your Kindle. If you’re anything… Read More

  • Legends of Zork: This is not the Zork you're looking for

    Remember Zork? Sure you do. It was great. The grues, that scary white house, the keys, the puzzles… it was the ur-game, the game that defined many of our childhoods and the game we’ve been trying to find ever since. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished that the latest 3D RPG for XBox 360 or PC was more like Zork. There is only so many Hobbit knock-offs you can… Read More

  • Zork for the iPhone: You Were Eaten By a Grue

    I don’t want to turn CG into iPhoneAppCentral.com, but this is too good to pass up. They’ve ported Frotz to the iPhone so now you can “GO EAST” and “PICK UP SWORD” all from the comfort of your glossy touchscreen. Read More