INFOCOM

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Società fondata nel 1979 su idea di Joel Berez da ex ricercatori del MIT (Massachusset Institute of Technology) ad oggi praticamente defunta. La Infocom era nota sopratutto nel campo delle avventure testuali, elevato al rango di arte dai suoi abilissimi autori sin dal primo titolo prodotto, intitolato ”Zork”.



Negli ultimi anni, la società ha più volte tentato di esplorare nuove forme di letteratura interattiva, ed era fra le più interessate alla produzione di titoli su CD-ROM. Sono stati prodotti titoli fino al 2000 ma sono per lo più tutte raccolte di giochi basati sulle avventure di ”Zork”.

Titoli Infocom

  • The Zork series:
  • The original Zork Trilogy (Marc Blank & Dave Lebling):
    • Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (1980)
    • Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (1981)
    • Zork III: The Dungeon Master (1982)
  • The Enchanter Trilogy:
    • Enchanter (1983, Marc Blank)
    • Sorcerer (1984, Steve Meretzky)
    • Spellbreaker (1985, Dave Lebling)
  • Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor (1987, Brian Moriarty)
  • Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz (1988, Steve Meretzky)
  • Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (1997, Michael Berlyn and Marc Blank)
  • The Planetfall series:
    • Planetfall (1983, Steve Meretzky)
    • Stationfall (1987, Steve Meretzky)
  • Deadline (1982, Marc Blank)
  • Starcross (1982, Dave Lebling)
  • Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare (1983, Michael Berlyn)
  • Infidel (1983, Michael Berlyn)
  • The Witness (1983, Stu Galley)
  • Cutthroats (1984, Michael Berlyn & Jerry Wolper)
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1984, Steve Meretzky & Douglas Adams)
  • Seastalker (1984, Stu Galley & Jim Lawrence)
  • Suspect (1984, Dave Lebling)
  • A Mind Forever Voyaging (1985, Steve Meretzky)
  • Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams (1985, Brian Moriarty)
  • Ballyhoo (1986, Jeff O'Neill)
  • Hollywood Hijinx (1986, “Hollywood” Dave Anderson)
  • Leather Goddesses of Phobos (1986, Steve Meretzky)
  • Moonmist (1986, Stu Galley)
  • Trinity (1986, Brian Moriarty)
  • Border Zone (1987, Marc Blank)
  • Bureaucracy (1987, Infocom & Douglas Adams)
  • The Lurking Horror (1987, Dave Lebling)
  • Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It (1987, Jeff O'Neill)
  • Plundered Hearts (1987, Amy Briggs)
  • Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (1988, Bob Bates)
  • Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (1989, Bob Bates)
  • James Clavell's Shogun (1989, Dave Lebling)
  • Journey (1989, Marc Blank)

Altri Titoli

  • Avventure grafiche:
    • Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X! (1992, Steve Meretzky)
    • Return to Zork (1993)
    • Zork: Nemesis (1996)
    • Zork Grand Inquisitor (1997)
  • BattleTech Giochi:
    • BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception (1988, developed by Westwood Studios)
    • BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Revenge (1991, developed by Westwood Studios)
  • Altri giochi:
    • Fooblitzky (1985, Marc Blank, Mike Berlyn, Poh Lim & Paula Maxwell)
    • Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setmoth (1988, Scott Schmitz, Ken Updike & Amy Briggs)
    • Mines of Titan (1988, Louis Castle & Brett Sperry)
    • Tombs & Treasure (1989, developed by Nihon Falcom)
    • Circuit's Edge (1989, developed by Westwood Studios)
  • Infocomics:
    • Lane Mastodon vs. the Blubbermen (1988, Steve Meretzky)
    • Gamma Force in Pit of a Thousand Screams (1988, Amy Briggs)
    • ZorkQuest: Assault on Egreth Castle (1988, Elizabeth Langosy)
    • ZorkQuest II: The Crystal of Doom (1988, Elizabeth Langosy)

Raccolte

  • The Zork Trilogy (1986; contained Zork I, Zork II & Zork III)
  • The Enchanter Trilogy (1986; contained Enchanter, Sorcerer & Spellbreaker)
  • The Lost Treasures of Infocom (1991; contained 20 of Infocom's interactive fiction games)
  • The Lost Treasures of Infocom II (1992; contained 11 interactive fiction games)
  • The Zork Anthology (1994; contained Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, Beyond Zork & Zork Zero)
  • The Masterpieces of Infocom (1996; contained 33 Infocom games plus six winners of the SPAG Interactive Fiction Contest not affiliated with Infocom)
  • Zork Special Edition (1997; contained Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, Beyond Zork, Zork Zero, Return to Zork, Zork: Nemesis, and Planetfall)
  • Zork Classics: Interactive Fiction (2000)

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