[NTLK] OT: Incomplete Infocom iOS Collection (Was: Original cost for Infocom games)

joe kallo quietglow at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 14:54:34 EST 2012

Truth -- we actually just noticed the omissions as well. The original list
of the Lost Treasures of Infocom bundle can be found here:


The history of copyright ownership for the Infocom IP is exceptionally
convoluted, and I am guessing the missing games are due to something there.
My coworker is also claiming UI problems with the iOS version too, so the
Frotz route is still probably the best.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Aaron Brigati <abrigati at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 21, 2012, at 1:36 PM, joe kallo wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> It's not 'the whole bundle' - there are games missing.
> There's no Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, no Bureaucracy, no Shogun, no
> Nord and Bert, no Beyond Zork, no Zork Zero, no Sherlock: Riddle of the
> Crown Jewels, no Arthur, and no Journey.
> Zork Zero, Arthur, and Journey have graphical components, so I suppose I
> can understand leaving those out, and Shogun wasn't even officially
> included in Lost Treasures of Infocom I and II due to licensing issues, and
> I suppose that might be the problem with Hitchhiker's and Bureaucracy, but
> what the heck could keep them from including Nord and Bert Couldn't Make
> Head Or Tail Of It?
> Hitchhiker's was a great game, too. Missing that one's a real bummer.
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