Lost Treasures of Infocom
Words with old friends
by Matt Wales 7/1/2013
Product: Lost Treasures of Infocom
Developer: Activision Blizzard
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Format: iPhone, iPad
Behold the mighty text adventure - an ageing relic of gaming past, when story reigned supreme and fancy graphics, well, not so much. Sadly, its popularity was brief.
So rapid were developments in the medium that Infocom - arguably the biggest name in text adventures, and the focus of this collection - lasted a mere five years before fancy visuals consigned the company to history.
That’s a shame, as Infocom's raft of talented game designers managed to craft some of the most memorable worlds in all of gaming, using naught but words and a healthy dollop of player imagination to do the job that would eventually fall to polygons and pixels.
An impressively comprehensive collection of bona fide text adventures greats, featuring superb presentation and enough bonus material to thrill completists
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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