[NTLK] OT: Original cost for Infocom games

joe kallo quietglow at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 14:05:15 EST 2012

I should also say that the IF community is alive and strong. It's based
mostly around a yearly competition held in October every year:


Lots of fun, free games to play. Though I love the original infocom
offerings, the genre got better when you no longer had to code the games in
LISP (or whatever it was they originally used).

Newton content ahoy: Yazi! was the newt's z-interpreter (the program you
use to play interactive fiction) and a damn fine one. I think it was the
last piece of software I bought for the device. The first version was a
little slow, but I had a beta of the v2 which was awesome. The MP2100 was
an excellent platform for IF, still the best I've ever used.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Larry Zasitko <l.zasitko at sasktel.net>wrote:

> I had most of them back when they first came out and recall spending a lot
> of time playing them. I still have them all around here somewhere and if I
> want to I could start up an Amiga 2000 that I still have around.....
> I think I always found them on sale but if I recall right they were around
> $30 each. I saw that ap for IOS and will download it and play around with
> Zork, May get all of them and as mentioned $10 for all of them is quite a
> bargain.
> On 2012-12-21, at 12:36 PM, joe kallo wrote:
> > Thanks all.
> >
> > And yeah, I remember them being a non-trivial purchase (as in, I would
> have
> > to beg for a long time before my parents would finally give in and buy
> > one).
> >
> > This discussion started, btw, because sometime recently Activision
> released
> > Treasures of Infocom for iOS. Apparently it's $10 or so for the whole
> > bundle. A bargain, though I suspect everyone who is likely to play them
> > probably already has them loaded up in Frotz.
> >
> Larry
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joseph kallo
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