Index: if-archive/infocom/articles

Note: The *-text files were uploaded by Stu Galley from his private archive (read: attic)


56 Items

AmigaWorld86.txt [14-Jan-1996]
Two articles from AmigaWorld January/February 1986, pages 70-73, transcribed by Kirk Davies:
  The Wizard of Wishbringer - "A totally objective, highly critical and unbiased interview with Infocom game designer Brian Moriarty, by Brian Moriarty."
  Tour of a Dream Factory - A visitor's description of Infocom, by Bob Liddil
articles.zip [07-Jan-1993]
Articles by and interviews with Infocom writers compiled by Paul David Doherty. Contents:
  IEEE Computer, 1979: "Zork: A Computerized Fantasy Simulation Game" by Lebling/Blank/Anderson
  Creative Computing, 1980: "How to Fit a Large Program Into a Small Machine" by Blank/Galley
  Byte, 1980: "Zork and the Future of Computerized Fantasy Simulations" by Lebling
  Mike Gerrard's Lebling Interview (1987)
  Paul Rigby's Moriarty Interview
  New Zork Times, 1985: "The History of Zork" by Anderson/Galley
BYTE_1981-02_Zork_Advert.pdf [17-Feb-2012]
Zork Advert, from Byte February 1981.
BYTE_1981-02_Zork_Product_Review.pdf [17-Feb-2012]
Review of Zork by Bob Liddil, from Byte February 1981.
Discover_March1984.pdf [28-Jan-2004]
"Games With a Real Byte To Them," by Gary Taubes, published in the March 1984 issue of Discover magazine.
Enchanter_Ahoy_Mar84.pdf [06-Jul-2013]
Review of Enchanter, from Ahoy March 1984.
Family_Computing_Apr88_Beyond_Zork.pdf [05-Jul-2013]
Review of Beyond Zork, from Family Computing April 1988.
Family_Computing_Dec86_Disk_Drive_Detectives.pdf [04-Jul-2013]
"Disk Drive Detectives: Make Fiction Come Alive with Mystery Games", by Shay Addams. Features "Deadline," "The Witness," "Ballyhoo," and other games. From Family Computing December 1986.
Family_Computing_Dec87_Stationfall.jpg [04-Jul-2013]
Review of Stationfall, from Family Computing December 1987.
Family_Computing_Feb87_Trinity.jpg [04-Jul-2013]
Review of Trinity, from Family Computing February 1987.
Family_Computing_Jun84_Blank_Berlyn_interview.pdf [01-Jul-2013]
"The Hard-Boiled School of Software: An Interview with Marc Blank and Mike Berlyn of Infocom", from Family Computing June 1984.
Family_Computing_Jun84_Suspended.pdf [01-Jul-2013]
Review of Suspended, from Family Computing June 1984.
Family_Computing_Jun85_Hitchhikers_Guide.jpg [02-Jul-2013]
Review of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, from Family Computing June 1985.
Family_Computing_Jun85_Wander_into_Wonderland.pdf [02-Jul-2013]
"Wander Into Wonderland: Adventure Games Take You on a Vacation to a Place as Vivid as Your Imagination." An article about the appeal of adventure games, with an emphasis on Infocom. Also includes a sidebar interview with Douglas Adams. From Family Computing June 1985.
Family_Computing_May87_Moonmist.jpg [04-Jul-2013]
Review of Moonmist, from Family Computing May 1987.
Family_Computing_Sep83_Zork1.pdf [01-Jul-2013]
Review of Zork 1, from Family Computing September 1983.
Games.87 [07-Dec-1993]
They Take the High-Tech Route to Adventure, by Burt Hochberg from Games magazine August/September 1987
GamingWorld91.txt [15-Feb-1995]
Excerpt from A History of Computer Games, by Johnny Wilson from Computer Gaming World, November 1991
globe.890522 [06-Dec-1993]
Computer-Games Firm Moving to California, by Ronald Rosenberg. From Boston Globe, Monday May 22, 1989
Globe84-text [09-Mar-1993]
Masters of the Game, by Richard Dyer from "The Boston Globe" Magazine, May 6, 1984
infidel.txt [14-Oct-1996]
INFIDEL (Infocom) vs SANDS OF EGYPT (Datasoft) Reviewed by Michael Blanchet. From Computer Games, July/August 1984 typed in by Joe Barlow
Newsweek85-text [10-Mar-1993]
Lost in Computer Fiction, by Bill Barol from Newsweek, December 23, 1985
NYT83-text [10-Mar-1993]
Participatory Novels, by Edward Rothstein from The New York Times BOOK REVIEW, May 8, 1983
NZT-advice.txt [23-Aug-1995]
A collection of New Zork Times advice columns, transcribed by Graeme Cree:
  Ask Duffy, from Summer 1984, page 5
  Ask Jennifer, from Winter 1985, page 5
  Dear Miss Underground Manners, from The Status Line, Fall 1986, page 2
NZT-answers.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Frank Answers to the Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions from The New Zork Times, Spring 1984, page 1-2 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-atomic-text [06-Dec-1993]
How I Spent My Summer Vacation, by Brian Moriarty from ****, Spring 1986 from The Status Line, Spring 1989
NZT-Briggs.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Infocom's First Romance: Plundered Hearts author Amy Briggs talks about why she chose to write an interactive romance from The Status Line, Winter 1987, page 9 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-falcon.txt [05-Sep-1995]
The Shrinkwrapped Falcon, by A. Dashiell Meretzky from The New Zork Times, Winter 1985, page 3 typed in by Dave Robeson
NZT-Fooblitzky.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Fooblitzky Keeps Puzzle-Solvers Busy from The New Zork Times, Winter 1986, pages 1 and 5 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-gamedev.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Inside Look at Game Development from The New Zork Times, Winter 1984, page 4 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-GUEtech.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Is It GUE Tech or MIT? Dave Lebling Explains It... from The Status Line, Winter/Spring 1988, page 5 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-horoscope.txt [23-Aug-1995]
A collection of New Zork Times horoscopes, transcribed by Graeme Cree:
  Infocom Horoscope, from Spring 1984, page 3
  Your Weekly Horoscope by Omar, from The Status Line, Summer 1986, page 2
NZT-InfoBets-text [06-Dec-1993]
How much you wanna bet? Dinner in Paris or Tokyo - A history of InfoBets (anonymous) and California Academy of Sciences debuts 'Marathon of the Minds', by Stu Galley from The Status Line, Winter/Spring 1987
NZT-music.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Music From the Great Underground Empire (reprinted from U.S. News and Dungeon Report, 9/18/951) from The New Zork Times, Spring 1985, page 8 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-name-text [02-Mar-1993]
A Zork By Any Other Name from The New Zork Times, Winter 1984
NZT-parser.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Parser??? by Stu Galley from The Status Line, Spring 1989, page 2 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-Sandusky-text [06-Dec-1993]
Upper Sandusky: No, it's not on Lake Erie and there isn't a Joe's, by Steve Meretzky from The Status Line, Fall 1987
NZT-Sasha-text [06-Dec-1993]
Sasha Blunderbraas: Prime Virtuosa, by S. Eric Merescu from The New Zork Times, Spring 1985
NZT-Suspect.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Suspect Author Suspected, by Dave Lebling from The New Zork Times, Winter 1985, page 8 transcribed by Graeme Cree
NZT-testing-text [06-Dec-1993]
They're never satisfied, by Dave Lebling from The New Zork Times, Fall 1984
NZT-Witness-text [02-Mar-1993]
How "The Witness" Came to Be from The New Zork Times, Summer 1984
NZT-Zorkhistory.txt [23-Aug-1995]
Three articles on the history of Zork, transcribed by Graeme Cree:
  The History of Zork - First in a Series, by Tim Anderson, from The New Zork Times, Winter 1985, pages 6-7 and 11
  The History of Zork - Second in a Series, by Tim Anderson, from The New Zork Times, Spring 1985, pages 3-5
  The History of Zork - The Final (?) Chapter: MIT, MDL, ZIL, ZIP; by Stu Galley, from The New Zork Times, Summer 1985, pages 4-5
NZT-ZQ-text [08-Mar-1993]
Good-Bye to The Status Line, Hello to ZQ (Zork Quarterly)
PCjoker92.txt [31-Jan-1994]
Ein offenes Gespraech mit Steve Meretzky (German) interview from PC Joker 5/92 (September/October 1992)
PCjoker94.txt [31-Jan-1994]
Ein offenes Gespraech mit Infocom (German) an interview with Eddie Dombrower and William D. Volk, the makers of Return to Zork from PC Joker 2/94 (February 1994)
PCjoker95.txt [28-Jun-1995]
Ein offenes Gespraech mit Bob Bates (German) interview from PC Joker 7/8'95 (July/August 1995)
Post83-text [10-Mar-1993]
Through the Zorking Glass, by Curt Suplee from The Washington Post, December 22, 1983
PowerPlay.91 [14-Apr-1994]
Schmiede der Legenden (German) an interview with Bob Bates, from Power Play 12/91
PowerPlayHHGTTG.txt [05-Apr-1999]
An interview with Douglas Adams about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, from Commodore Power/Play, April/May 1985
Practical82.txt [17-Jun-1994]
Zork - Magic Meets Science Fiction, by Peter Fitch from Practical Computing, April 1982
Suspended_Ahoy_Jan84.pdf [06-Jul-2013]
Review of Suspended, from Ahoy January 1984.
Time83-text [10-Mar-1993]
Putting Fiction on a Floppy, by Philip Elmer-De Witt from TIME, December 5, 1983
trinityCG.txt [12-Sep-1998]
Review of Trinity, from Compute!'s Gazette, March 1987. Scanned in by Patrick Kellum.
YC-87.txt [28-Jul-1994]
Infocom Special by Roger Garret, from Your Computer March 1987, and Profile: Infocom's Dave Lebling by Mike Gerrard, from Your Computer May 1987 typed in by Torbjoern Andersson
Your64.txt [15-Jul-1996]
A review of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", from Your 64, July 1985. Typed in by David Kinder
zzap64.txt [27-Jul-1993]
Four Minds Forever Voyaging, by Sean Masterson (interviews with Dave Lebling, Steve Meretzky, Stu Galley, and Carl Genatossio) from ZZAP! 64; typed in by Hans Persson