For the first time ever, the godfathers of interactive fiction have arrived on the iPhone and iPad, as The Lost Treasures of Infocom pops up on the App Store. 27 classic gaming masterpieces have been revamped for the new platform, bringing text adventure gaming to an all new audience.
What you’re looking at there includes:
- A Mind Forever Voyaging
- Border Zone
- Hollywood Hijinx
- Leather Goddess of Phobos
- The Lurking Horror
- Plundered Hearts
- Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare
- The Witness
- Zork 1: The Great Underground Empire (FREE with free initial download)
- Zork 2 : The Wizard of Frobozz
- Zork 3 : The Dungeon Master
- Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (exclusive, never-published bonus adventure as a special bonus)
Now, while text entry on an iDevice can be a bit of a pain, the clever sorts behind The Lost Treasures of Infocom have also created a customised interface designed specifically for the new platform, and you’ll also get loving reproductions of the games’ packaging and in-box items, complete with hints and maps.
The deal is simple: The Lost Treasures of Infocom is comprised of five game bundle packs available for US$2.99 each – or you could grab the whole lot in one transaction and take home the entire collection, plus all game maps, plus the exclusive, never-before-published Zork: The Undiscovered Underground for just US$9.99.
Regardless of your choice, your first purchase comes with a copy of the original Zork thrown in for free, just to get you hooked.
Many people have a bit of travel planned over the next couple of weeks, why not invest in a new game or two for your phone (or 27!) to keep you occupied?