You may remember MC Frontalot's
"It's Pitch Dark" from two years
ago and think that that was as far as a relationship between
Zork and music could ever go. Not so, it has been topped in terms
of what you can make a song out of: Here is "Walkthrough".
And you can't complain that the lyrics don't make sense.
And while we are at it,
you might as well read "Revisiting Old-School Text Adventures
as a Jaded Modern Gamer" at Cracked.com.
The International Game
Developers Association (IGDA),
the largest organization of game development professionals in the
world, has appointed a new chairman: Bob
Bates. His biography
has therefore been updated to reflect this.
Hero" is a game that has you, well, hold a piece of plastic
in the shape of a guitar and press buttons on it in tune, quite
literally, to notes displayed on your TV screen. Of course, this
sophisticated form of entertainment would have looked differently
back in 1982.
Activision has licensed
Zork to Jolt Online Gaming, who are about to bring the game to the
internet in form of a multiplayer game playable from your browser.
It apparently will be a mix of RPG and adventure and feature some
graphics, but what exactly this will look like remains to be seen.
The game is still in beta, but you can already sign up as a tester
at the Legends
of Zork website.
Thanks to Gert and other
readers who mailed in with the news.