- For the author of The Four Symbols, see The Grue!
- Also, Grue is the name of a game entered in 2K Comp 2004.
- Grue is a nickname of Timofei Shatrov.
From the Scots verb grue meaning "to shudder," also the root word of gruesome.
The reason for this was to discourage the PC from wandering between dark rooms and getting to places he shouldn't (or forcing the programmer to code lots of extra responses when the player tries to do things in the dark) in much the same way that the threat of falling into a pit did in the original Adventure. [DC]