British magazine "Retro
Gamer" has a long Infocom article in the latest
issue, including an interview with Steve Meretzky.
Here is another request
from Activision's Ken Love:
Am working on some Infocom
stuff. Was wondering if anyone out there might be able to lend me
copies of their 'opened' Gery Box issues of the following titles...
Planetfall, Stationfall and Zork 3. The kicker is this.. 'All of
the extra docs and freebies must be included.' In return, I promise
you that I will 'Next Day' the stuff back to you. I will also give
you a FREE GAME of your choice from our current catalog. You choose
the platform. If you think you can help me out, please ping me at
Many Thanks for you interest.
announced that an illustrated version of the "Hitchhiker's
Guide" Infocom adventure will be playable on their website
to go along with a new radio series centered on Adams' books.
Just hours after getting
in touch with him, Marc Blank took the time for making many necessary
corrections to his biography.
Yet another update to
one of the biographies, Marc
Blank's, thanks to the help of avid visitor Harry Kaplan.
A minor update to Mike
Big Zork Page has disappeared from the web and was removed from
Put a brass lantern into
your window: Today marks Infocom's 25th anniversary.
If you need to freshen
up on history, read here.
Userfriendly has a nice
Hugh Falk of GOTCHA
compiled a very interesting rarity guide for classic games. Have
a look at it here.
For a long while nothing
new was to be heard about the reproduction
of the Zorkmid coin initiated by Robin Lionheart, therefore the
links have been updated
The long anticipated
text adventure version of Quake
has finally materialized. Get it here.
Ken has a number of questions
for the Infocom fans out there: "Can you Infocom fans tell
me why Masterpieces fetches so much money on Ebay? Also, I'd like
to know the title' weak spots. what would you like to see in a new
Infocom compilation? Email me with your ?'s. Thanks!"
Interested in having
a word on what should appear next under the Infocom name? Then contact
Ken rightaway at email@example.com.
Today Activision's Ken
Love wrote in an email that the "Zork IV" project (see
news from last year)
However, according to
Ken there still is another project being planned and especially
"old school" Infocom fans might welcome it more than a
first person version of "Zork," if it really materializes.
The project at this time
has a tentative title, no release date, material for it is still
being gathered and it might be cancelled anytime as well, but you
could take it as a good sign that Activision does ponder possibilities.
A big shout goes out
to Bob Bates, who, despite Legend's fate, took the time to send
a carefully corrected version of his biography,
as well as some elaborate personal background material.
Broken links in the biographies
of Dave Anderson,
Jeff O'Neill and in the Company
History were fixed.
Should you encounter
a broken link that went unnoticed, drop an email.
As nothing contrary was
stated by Atari about Legend's supposed demise, the rumor mentioned
below can probably be taken as a fact and Bob Bates' biography
has been updated accordingly.
Recent news at ign.com
and other sources say that Legend, the studio run by former Infocom
author Bob Bates
and his friend Mike Verdu, has been shutdown by its current publisher
known as Infogrames).
As Legend's website
has already been taken off the net, the rumor might be true.
Thanks to a helping hand
from Brian Moriarty his biography
should now be much more correct.