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==Games taking place on Zork==
 
==Games taking place on Zork==
The Zork Trilogy:
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The MIT game that started it all:
* ''[[Zork I]]: The Great Underground Empire'' ([[Tim Anderson]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Dave Lebling]], [[Bruce Daniels]], publisher: [[Infocom]]; 1980; Z-code).
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* ''[[Zork (game)|Zork]]'' a.k.a. ''Dungeon'' ([[Tim Anderson]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Bruce Daniels]], [[Dave Lebling]]; 1977~9).
* ''[[Zork II]]: The Wizard of Frobozz'' ([[Tim Anderson]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Dave Lebling]], [[Bruce Daniels]], publisher: Infocom; 1981; Z-code).
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* ''[[Zork III]]: The Dungeon Master'' ([[Tim Anderson]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Dave Lebling]], [[Bruce Daniels]], publisher: Infocom; 1982; Z-code).
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The Enchanter Trilogy:
 
* ''[[Enchanter]]'' ([[Marc Blank]], [[Dave Lebling]], publisher: [[Infocom]]; 1983; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Sorcerer]]'' ([[Steve Meretzky]], publisher: Infocom; 1984; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Spellbreaker]]'' ([[Dave Lebling]], publisher: Infocom; 1985; Z-code).
 
  
Later Infocom and Activision games:
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The Zork Trilogy, published by [[Infocom]]:
* ''[[Beyond Zork]]: The Coconut of Quendor'' (publisher: Infocom; 1987; Z-code).
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* ''[[Zork I]]: The Great Underground Empire'' ([[Tim Anderson]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Dave Lebling]], [[Bruce Daniels]]; 1980; Z-code).
* ''[[Zork Zero]]: The Revenge of Megaboz'' (publisher: Infocom; 1988; Z-code).
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* ''[[Zork II]]: The Wizard of Frobozz'' ([[Tim Anderson]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Dave Lebling]], [[Bruce Daniels]]; 1981; Z-code).
* ''[[Return to Zork]]'' (publishers: Infocom and Activision; 1993).
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* ''[[Zork III]]: The Dungeon Master'' ([[Tim Anderson]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Dave Lebling]], [[Bruce Daniels]]; 1982; Z-code).
* ''[[Zork: Nemesis]]'' (publisher: [[Activision]]; 1996).
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* ''[[Zork Grand Inquisitor]]'' (publisher: Activision; 1997).
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* ''[[Zork: The Undiscovered Underground]]'' (designer: [[Michael Berlyn]], designer: [[Marc Blank]], implementor: [[Gerry Kevin Wilson]]; 1997; Z-code)
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The Enchanter Trilogy, published by Infocom:
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* ''[[Enchanter]]'' ([[Marc Blank]] and [[Dave Lebling]]; 1983; Z-code).
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* ''[[Sorcerer]]'' ([[Steve Meretzky]]; 1984; Z-code).
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* ''[[Spellbreaker]]'' ([[Dave Lebling]]; 1985; Z-code).
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Other Infocom games set on Zork:
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* ''[[Wishbringer]]: The Magick Stone of Dreams'' ([[Brian Moriarty]]; 1985; Z-code).
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* ''[[Beyond Zork]]: The Coconut of Quendor'' ([[Brian Moriarty]]; 1987; Z-code).
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* ''[[Zork Zero]]: The Revenge of Megaboz'' ([[Steve Meretzky]]; 1988; Z-code).
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* ''[[Zork Quest 1]]: The Assault on Egreth Castle'' ([[Elizabeth Langosy]]); 1988).
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* ''[[Zork Quest 2]]: The Crystal of Doom'' ([[Elizabeth Langosy]]); 1988).
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[[Activision]] games set on Zork:
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* ''[[Return to Zork]]'' (1993).
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* ''The Philosopher's Stone'' ([[Nino Ruffini]]; unfinished text prequel to Zork Nemesis).
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* ''[[Zork: Nemesis]]'' (1996).
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* ''[[Zork: The Undiscovered Underground]]'' (co-designers: [[Michael Berlyn]] and [[Marc Blank]], implementor: [[Gerry Kevin Wilson]]; 1997; Z-code)
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* ''[[Zork Grand Inquisitor]]'' (1997).
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* ''[[Legends of Zork]]'' (2009)
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Publications set on Zork:
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* ''[[Zork 1: The Forces of Krill|Zork #1: The Forces of Krill]]'' ([[Steve Meretzky]]; 1983).
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* ''[[Zork 2: Malifestro Quest|Zork #2: Malifestro Quest]]'' ([[Steve Meretzky]]; 1983).
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* ''[[Zork 3: The Cavern of Doom|Zork #3: The Cavern of Doom]]'' ([[Steve Meretzky]]; 1983).
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* ''[[Zork 4: Conquest of Quendor|Zork #4: Conquest of Quendor]]'' ([[Steve Meretzky]]; 1984).
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* ''[[Wishbringer (novel)]]'' ([[Craig Shaw Gardner]]; 1988).
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* ''[[Enchanter (novel)]]'' ([[Robin W. Bailey]]; 1989).
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* ''[[The Zork Chronicles]]'' ([[George Alec Effinger]]; 1990).
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* ''[[The Lost City of Zork]]'' ([[Robin W. Bailey]]; 1991)
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Non-canon games set on Zork:
 
Non-canon games set on Zork:
 
* ''[[Balances]]'' ([[Graham Nelson]]; 1994; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Balances]]'' ([[Graham Nelson]]; 1994; Z-code).
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* ''Beyond Zork Sample Transcript'' ([[Allen Garvin]]).
 
* ''[[Dawn of the Demon]]'' ([[Paul Drallos]]; 2005; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Dawn of the Demon]]'' ([[Paul Drallos]]; 2005; Z-code).
* ''[[Encyclopedia Frobozzica]]'' ([[Nino Ruffini]] and [[John Kean]] as "Digby McWiggle"; Z-code). Not a game.
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* ''[[Deja Vu]]'' ([[Graham Nelson]]; 1993; Z-code).
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* ''[[Encyclopedia Frobozzica]]'' (author: [[Nino Ruffini]], porter: [[John Kean]] as "Digby McWiggle"; Z-code). Not a game.
 
* ''[[Enlightenment]]'' ([[Taro Ogawa]]; 1998; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Enlightenment]]'' ([[Taro Ogawa]]; 1998; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Frobozz Magic Support]]'' ([[Nate Cull]]; 1996; TADS 2).
 
* ''[[Frobozz Magic Support]]'' ([[Nate Cull]]; 1996; TADS 2).
* ''[[Informatory]]'' ([[William Shlaer]]; 1998; Z-code).
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* ''[[Frobozz Magic Video Poker]]'' ([[Zach Mately]]; 2003).
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* ''[[Informatory]]'' ([[William J. Shlaer]]; 1998; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Life on Gue Street]]'' ([[Chris Charla]] as Anonymous; c.2000; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Life on Gue Street]]'' ([[Chris Charla]] as Anonymous; c.2000; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Mini-Zork]]'' (Anonymous; 1998; Z-code and Commodore).
 
* ''[[Mini-Zork]]'' (Anonymous; 1998; Z-code and Commodore).
 
* ''[[Perilous Magic]]'' ([[David Fillmore]]; 1999; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Perilous Magic]]'' ([[David Fillmore]]; 1999; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Return to Zork: Another Story]]'' ([[Stefano Canali]]; 2000; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Return to Zork: Another Story]]'' ([[Stefano Canali]]; 2000; Z-code).
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* ''[[Spiritwrak]]'' ([[D.S. Yu]]; 1996; z-code).
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* ''[[The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet]]'' ([[Graham Nelson]] as "Angela M. Horns"; 1996; Z-code)
 
* ''[[Zork: A Troll's Eye View]]'' ([[Dylan O'Donnell]]; 1998; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Zork: A Troll's Eye View]]'' ([[Dylan O'Donnell]]; 1998; Z-code).
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* ''[[zork, buried chaos]]'' ([[bloodbath]]; 2009; Z-code).
  
 
See also:
 
See also:
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zork Zork] at Wikipedia.
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zork Zork] at Wikipedia.
 
* [http://www.wurb.com/if/genre/19 Zorkian genre] at [[Baf's Guide]].
 
* [http://www.wurb.com/if/genre/19 Zorkian genre] at [[Baf's Guide]].
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* [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/1499/the_history_of_zork.php?print=1 The History of Zork] - article about [[Zork]] for [[Gamasutra]] by [[Matt Barton]], June 2007.
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** See also: [http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/1383 History of Zork Now Available on Gamasutra: Read Full Interviews Here!] - Interviews with [[Dave Lebling]], [[Marc Blank]], [[Steve Meretzky]], [[Howard Sherman]], [[David Cornelson]], and [[Nick Montfort]]. Interviewed by [[Matt Barton]], June 2007.
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* [http://nickm.com/post/2010/01/a-note-on-the-word-zork/ A Note on the Word "Zork"] - [[Nick Montfort]] tries to find out where the word "Zork" comes from. January 2010.
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Games taking place on Zork

The MIT game that started it all:


The Zork Trilogy, published by Infocom:


The Enchanter Trilogy, published by Infocom:


Other Infocom games set on Zork:


Activision games set on Zork:


Publications set on Zork:


Non-canon games set on Zork:

See also:

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