Welcome to the Retroist Zork Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the groundbreaking text adventure game, Zork. We talk about how it was made, the people behind it, how to play and much much more. For those with Java on their computer, who have never played Zork or who just want a refresher, I suggest you check out the aptly titled website, Play Infocom Adventures Online. Text adventures are a fun thing to rediscover, I hope this show inspires people to give them a try.
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One of my favorite programmers from the heady days of Infocom is Steve Meretzky (Planetfall, Sorcerer, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) and I think his sharp sense of humor can be seen here in the video posted below where he was speaking at the Boston Post Mortem. He offers us the woes of the world and ends his speech with what he believes is the most perfect video game. Here is a hint…I hope you like cake.
A big thanks to textfilesdotcom over at YouTube for uploading this video!