Zork I: The Great Underground Empire computer game

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Date Introduced
1980
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Manufacturer
Infocom, Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of Dan M. Shaffer
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
Infocom; Text-based adventure; role-playing; Games; Personal software; Software
Object ID
102642715

Zork, originally called Dungeon, was written by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling for a DEC PDP-10 at MIT. Personal Software, which also marketed VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet, initially sold the PC version. Zork remained one of Infocom’s best-selling games for almost a decade.