Zork… It Is Pitch Black And You Are Likely To Be Eaten By A Grue

Ahhh 1980s video games! I'm pretty sure the Zork was one of the first games that I ever played in my life. It's twisted passages,  jewel encrusted egg, white house and mailbox, water funeling area?… Heck I didn't even know what half the items in the game were because I was so young… 🙂

But that grue…. boy… it stuck with me… and might be why I play D&D today. 😀

I'm sure if you asked many today if they would play a "text based" adventure game, they would laugh. But to me this is where gaming started. At a time when it took forever to load a basic color CGA few color pattern, "graphic"… Text games were where it was at!

Did you ever play? If not.. you can start right now online, on  the magic of the Internets…. Thanks guys from MIT who made this.. (Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling) I wonder if those guys are on gplus? 🙂

http://www.web-adventures.org/cgi-bin/webfrotz?s=ZorkDungeon

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