Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'Infocom'

4000 pages of Infocom documents

I said 4000 pages of Infocom documents. You heard me, right? These are paper records saved by Steve Meretzky while Infocom was operating. He saved them after the company fell down; he preserved them for decades; he let Jason Scott...

Trinity: design ruminations

This is not a detailed review of Infocom's Trinity, because Jimmy Maher has just finished that job. His sequence of posts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) puts the game into its context in Infocom's history and,...

Random historical "treasure"

Here's a thing I found in a box: the records of my solving Infocom games. (click for bigger and larger) Back when I was first playing these things, I would generate these transcripts. Not while I was solving them --...

The best achievements are the least obvious

One of my favorite aspects of Portal 2 is its effective use of achievements, those meta-gamey pleasure-center tinglers now ubiquitous across modern videogames via services like Xbox Live and Steam. While the game carries the usual payload of milestone-badges, unavoidably...

That "new" "official" Infocom web site

This story has already guttered out, but the serious disassembly happened on Usenet where most people won't see it. So I will dedicate a few hectopixels to documenting the situation. It began on Thursday, Feb 18th, when Jason Scott --...

Infocom sales figures

Simon Carless at GameSetWatch tips us off to a crazy piece of geek trivia: an internal sales report of Infocom text adventures.    Click for links to complete image scans. The watershed between the two documents is Activision's 1986 acquisition...

Quick Links (Spring Cleaning Edition)

Not so much with the posting lately; a new (game-related!) project that I can't talk much about yet has sprouted in my middle of my life like a delicious and fecund springtime mushroom. You see what it's done to my...

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