Zork I

Marc Blank, Dave Lebling, Bruce Daniels,Tim Anderson / Infocom, 1980 / Selected by Steve Meretzky

“Zork's” earliest incarnation was as free software that made its way around the mainframe computers of United States technology companies from 1977-1979, introducing untold numbers of future game designers to the potential of computer interactivity and the very notion of computer gaming. “Zork” was a text-based adventure that used a powerful natural language parser, which allowed the game to respond to complex player commands like “Take everything from the wizard's workbench,” or “Put the crystal orb into my pocket.” Within the context of the game world – described in sentences like “You are entering a dark passageway.” – players could do almost anything. “Zork's” purple prose and medieval theme also helped establish the aesthetic of many action and role-playing games to come. In 1980, “Zork” was re-invented for the personal computer; divided into a trilogy, it became one of the best selling games of the personal computer revolution.

GameWorld
30
Mar
2007
30
Jun
2007

Explores video games as an art form and presents contemporary art related to video games. ...

Latest News
Opening of the exhibition ‘Archaeologies of the Future ’, by Fran Meana Opening of the exhibition ‘Archaeologies of the Future ’, by Fran Meana

Archaeologies of the Future is the winning project of the Premio LABjoven_Los Bragales, called ...

LABoral will lead the creation of European Network of Contemporary  Audiovisual Creation with the support and funding of the EU LABoral will lead the creation of European Network of Contemporary Audiovisual Creation with the support and funding of the EU

Together with LABoral as leader, with LEV Festival, as strategic partner, other nine artistic ...

LABoral takes part in the international digital art Festival  ELEKTRA LABoral takes part in the international digital art Festival ELEKTRA

Lucía García, executive director, has been invited to the Festival to present LABoral and the ...

more ...

 

 

  • Information

  • Los Prados, 121
  • 33203 Gijón (Asturias)
  • Spain
  • Phone: +34 985 185 577
  • Contact
Personal tools
Log in