Secret History of Infocom's Never-Released "Restaurant at the End of…

One of the coolest text adventure games of the 1980s was Infocom's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, based on Douglas Adams' bestselling novel of the same name. Though the game was wildly popular, and a sequel to it was rumored repeatedly, nobody has ever known exactly what happened to that sequel. Until now. Andy… » 4/18/08 3:16pm 4/18/08 3:16pm

The Cursor Is Your Friend In Scifi Text Adventure Games

Before video games were blasting you into 80 billion megapixels with enough raw processing power to send a human to Jupiter and back, they used to exist as mere words on the screen. Much like audiobooks, text adventure games exist halfway between reading and watching a movie. In the heyday of text games, Infocom… » 1/11/08 6:00pm 1/11/08 6:00pm