Infocom games

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(Note: This is an extremely rough draft and probably contains several errors and omissions. My information is far more sketchy than I'd like, and there's some contradictions. But someone's gotta take the first step on this page -- David Welbourn 11:43, 6 Jul 2005 (Central Daylight Time))

Pre-Infocom

The following game is not an official Infocom game, but is the game where much of the material of the Zork trilogy came from.

Infocom

Interactive Fiction

The following games were published by Infocom. This listing should be in chronological order. (If it's wrong, please fix it or note what's wrong on the discussion page. -- David Welbourn)

Other Infocom Software

  • Cornerstone (1985). [D1Hazel: This is the one that got Infocom killed.]
  • Fooblitzky (1986).
  • the Infocomics (1988). (details to come)
  • Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setmoth (1988).
  • BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception (1988).

Infocom or Activision?

The following games were published by Activision (I think), but released under the Infocom label. But I'm not really sure about some of these. If it belongs in the Infocom section, move it there. If it belongs in the Activision section, move it there. If there are errors or omissions, please let us know!

  • Mines of Titan (1989). [Isn't there another name for this one?] [D1Hazel: Isn't this deved by Westwood and published by Infocom? Also, it doesn't have another name, but your close; this is an improved version of another game. Geez, I miss Westwood. (It's my favorite company, Infocom being my second favorite. Boy, I sure was surprised that the two companies both worked together AND died in the same way.)]
  • Circuit's Edge (1990).

Activision

  • Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvienence from Planet X (Steve Meretzky; 1992).
  • Return to Zork
  • Simon the Sorcerer
  • Zork: Nemesis
  • Zork Grand Inquisitor

Collections

Ideally, this list should be in chronological order, include the publisher, the release year, and note which of the above games were included in these collections.

  • Zork Trilogy (1986).
  • The Lost Treasures of Infocom (1991).
  • Tombs & Treasures (1991).
  • The Infocom Collection (1992).
  • The Lost Treasures of Infocom II (1992).
  • The Zork Anthology (1994).
  • Activision Game Vault Volume 1 (1995).
  • Zork Special Edition (1995).
  • Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces (1996).
  • Zork Classics: Interactive Fiction (2000).

[Weren't there also Enchanter and Mystery collections? -- David Welbourn] [D1Hazel: Mystery, yeah; Enchanter, dunno.]