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Zork I: The Great Underground Empire

Zork I: The Great Underground Empire is an abandoned DOS adventure game set in the Zork universe, developed by Infocom, designed by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling and published by Infocom in 1982. It's available for download. Zork I: The Great Underground Empire is also part of the Zork series.
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There is also an abridged version, called Mini-Zork I, dated November 24, 1987. Mini-Zork was released free of charge as a promotion.

The original version published by Personal Software contained:

  • a disk 
  • a 36 page booklet
The folio edition contained also a piece of paper with the instructions.

The re-release grey box edition contained the following feelies:
  • the booklet "The Great Underground Empire: A History" by Froboz Munbar
  • an instruction manual
  • a map

The above text is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. This text is based on this Wikipedia article.

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Input: keyboard

Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk

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