Marc Blank

Border Zone

Border Zone

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

It is the 1980's, and the Cold War between the Western Bloc (led by the USA) and the Eastern Bloc (led by the Soviet Union) is at its peak. The town of Ostnitz is located on the border between the fictional Eastern Bloc nation of Frobnia and the equally fictional neutral Litzenburg. The US ambassador is about to arrive in Ostnitz in order to deliver a speech on the occasion of the local Constitution Day. However, a plot to assassinate the ambassador, hence escalating the tension between the super-powers, is soon revealed. Border Zone is a text adventure game in which the player controls three...

Deadline

Deadline

ZiNc - Released - 1982

It's Deadline, and it puts you, the keen-eyed sleuth, against a 12-hour time limit to solve a classic locked-door mystery. Armed only with the clues inside this package and your own wits, you must sift through myriads of evidence and motives to track down the killer. No easy feat, for all six of your suspects exercise free will - coming and going, scheming and maneuvering independently of your actions. And some of these personalities are so treacherous that, should you make the wrong move, one of them may do you in. Deadline is one of Infocom's most difficult games, and requires a number of...

Deadline (Commodore/Infocom)

Deadline (Commodore/Infocom)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

You have 12 hours to solve the murder of Mr. Marshall Robner. If it was a murder... Mr Robner was found locked in his library, dead -- from a lethal dosage of anti-depressants. Friends and family are calling this a suicide of depressed wealthy industrialist. As Chief of Detectives, you find something just doesn't smell right about this case. You go out on a quest to find a suspect, his motive, method, and opportunity.

Enchanter

Enchanter

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

You are a dim ignorant Apprentice Enchanter, but your task is enormous. You must save the world from the warlock Krill who is ruling the land with his evil powers. You are not the first in this quest but hopefully you will be the first to succeed, as the more experienced members of the Circle of Enchanters are powerless. You know the basics of magic and will have the chance to learn many spells. Keep your wits and use everything you can to your benefit! Enchanter is a text adventure set in the Zork universe, following the original Zork trilogy. As in the previous games, the player interacts...

Enchanter

Enchanter

ZiNc - Released - August 10, 1983

In ENCHANTER, the first of a spellbinding series in the tradition of ZORK, you are a novice magician whom Fate has chosen to do singlehanded combat with a dark and fierce power. But wordly weapons will avail you naught, for your foe is the Evil Warlock who holds sway over the land. To defeat him, you will have to match your skills as a necromancer against his, casting spells you have learned from your masters in the Circle of Enchanters and other incantations you will acquire as you proceed on your quest. If you succeed, you will be elevated to a seat in the illustrious Circle; if you...

Enchanter

Enchanter

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

You are a dim ignorant Apprentice Enchanter, but your task is enormous. You must save the world from the warlock Krill who is ruling the land with his evil powers. You are not the first in this quest but hopefully you will be the first to succeed, as the more experienced members of the Circle of Enchanters are powerless. You know the basics of magic and will have the chance to learn many spells. Keep your wits and use everything you can to your benefit! Enchanter is a text adventure set in the Zork universe, following the original Zork trilogy. As in the previous games, the player interacts...

Mini-Zork I

Mini-Zork I

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Mini-Zork has been compared to a Reader's Digest edition of a classic. The Mini-Zork is one of several remakings of Zork from the final years of Infocom. Mini-Zork I had a brief shelf-life in computer shops, in Activision packaging, but it is now best known for its magazine release. In November 1990, a year after Infocom had effectively become defunct, the Mini-Zork was given away with the British Commodore users' magazine "Zzap! 64" no. 67, which is now a collector's item.

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground

Commodore 128 - Released - August 28, 1987

This was a free game released by Activision to celebrate and promote their newest game, at the time, Zork: Grand Inquisitor. It is a text only adventure done in the style on the original Zork games. The year in 1066. You're a private, 7th class, in the Inquisition Guard. After getting relieved of your post at the Port Foozle Inquisition Gift Kiosk, you see the Pastor of Disaster, the Minister of Sinister, the Grand Inquisitor. It looks like he has a job for you. Yes, you. After asking about other, ANY other, guards to go instead, you have your orders. Sigh. Very well. Archaeologists have...

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground

Commodore 64 - Released - August 28, 1997

This was a free game released by Activision to celebrate and promote their newest game, at the time, Zork: Grand Inquisitor. It is a text only adventure done in the style on the original Zork games. The year in 1066. You're a private, 7th class, in the Inquisition Guard. After getting relieved of your post at the Port Foozle Inquisition Gift Kiosk, you see the Pastor of Disaster, the Minister of Sinister, the Grand Inquisitor. It looks like he has a job for you. Yes, you. After asking about other, ANY other, guards to go instead, you have your orders. Sigh. Very well. Archaeologists have...

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground

Windows - Released - August 28, 1997

This was a free game released by Activision to celebrate and promote their newest game, at the time, Zork: Grand Inquisitor. It is a text only adventure done in the style on the original Zork games. The year in 1066. You're a private, 7th class, in the Inquisition Guard. After getting relieved of your post at the Port Foozle Inquisition Gift Kiosk, you see the Pastor of Disaster, the Minister of Sinister, the Grand Inquisitor. It looks like he has a job for you. Yes, you. After asking about other, ANY other, guards to go instead, you have your orders. Sigh. Very well. Archaeologists have...

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