Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
The Great Underground Empire
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|Also known as||Zork: The Great Underground Empire -|
|Published by||Activision, Personal Software|
|Distributed by||Activision, Personal Software|
|Platforms||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW|
Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST,
Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64,
Commodore 128, DOS, Macintosh,
PC-8000, PC-98, PC Booter, PlayStation,
Tatung Einstein, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo,
Zork I is the first third of the original Zork which was developed on MIT's ITS operating system for the PDP-6 and PDP-10 mainframe computers, between 1977 and 1978 by MIT university students Dave Lebling, Bruce Daniels, Marc Blank, and Tim Anderson. It was shared over the ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet, however, when three of the four designers of Zork formed Infocom, it was split into three text adventure games so that it could be released commercially on the personal computer hardware of the time.
Zork I was later released for the Saturn and PlayStation with music, graphics, and sound effects. These versions were only released in Japan.