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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast

A podcast about Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction
Hosted by Kay Savetz and Carrington Vanston.

Theme tune: "It Is Pitch Dark" by MC Frontalot.



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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Aug 22, 2020 Kay Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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A bone chilling blizzard at the window, a reanimated hand on your shoulder, and worst of all a term paper deadline. All the ingredients for a deliciously dreadful day at Boston's creepiest college, where Kay and Carrington delve deep into the tunnels and tombs of The Lurking Horror. Links: Infocom's The Lurking Horror box and feelies Infocom Status Line, Summer 1987 The Lurking Horror at The Digital Antiquarian The Lurking Horror at Gaming After 40 The Lurking Horror at TV Tropes The Lurking...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, David Lebling, MIT, Massachusetts Institute...
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jul 31, 2020 Kay Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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In Wishbringer, a search for a lost cat leads Kay and Carrington into a dark fantasy land where their greatest concern isn't the witches, the eldritch tendrils, or even the grue. It's delivering the mail. Be careful what you wish for. Links: Infocom Wishbringer box and feelies Wishbringer at The Digital Antiquarian Wishbringer at TV Tropes Wishbringer bugs list Wishbringer book by Craig Shaw Gardiner Infocom Status Line, Spring 1985 Trademarking Infocom, again, part one Trademarking Infocom,...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Brian Moriarty
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jul 15, 2020 Kay Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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What do you get when you combine a plucky little robot, an abandoned space station, and Cousin Oliver? To find out, complete form JZ-59-G then listen in as Kay and Carrington discuss Stationfall, Infocom's comedy horror space adventure mystery. Links: Kay's twitter thread about Robot Use Authorization Form barcodes Zork source code, 1977 Stationfall at The Infocom Gallery Infocom Stationfall box and feelies Infocom Stationfall map Stationfall at The Digital Antiquarian Unwinnable State:...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Steve Meretzky, Planetfall, Floyd the robot
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
May 15, 2020 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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The Gruesome Twosome take another vacation from Infocom to play a vintage text adventure written by none other than Kay himself back in the 1980s. From creative spellings to Playboy magazines, it's old school meets high school in Scavange! (Quack! Hiss!) Links: Download Scavange! Play Scavange! in browser Lobster Man From Mars Midnight Madness Stanley Sheff Kay interviews Paul Berker Weird City BBS Marina toilet paper commercial
Topics: text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Kevin Komix, Atari BASIC, Weird City BBS, Stanley...
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Apr 20, 2020 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kay and Carrington foray into the future to face the mishaps and misspellings of Planetfall, Infocom's rib-tickling romp about a boy and his bot. Star Patrol: it's not just a job, it's an adventure game. Links: Planetfall box and feelies Planetfall at The Digital Antiquarian Planetfall at Gaming After 40 Planetfall bugs list Steve McCrea's modernized Planetfall Infocom Cabinet: Planetfall part 1 Infocom Cabinet: Planetfall part 2 Status Line Winter 1987 Spring 2020 by Phillip J Rhoades Aisle by...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jan 31, 2020 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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It's turtles all the way down as Kay and Carrington discuss Infocom's A Mind Forever Voyaging: a computer simulation about a dystopian future in which a computer simulation finds out it is a computer simulation simulating dystopian futures. Links: A Mind Forever Voyaging in the New Zork Times A Mind Forever Voyaging Box and Browsie AMFV Manual AMFV Bugs List AMFV at The Digital Antiquarian Zoom for Mac LevelUP by Micah Joel Terrible Nerd by Kevin Savetz Kevin's Winning Envelope Art Portal...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jan 12, 2020 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Will the third sleuthing game from Infocom be the caper that finally steals Kay's heart? Or will Carrington continue to be the only one who likes bungling through Infocom's burglary games? Find out as the lads tackle Infocom's Suspect. Links: Suspect in the New Zork Times Suspect box and browsie Suspect bug's list Infocom's Classic Mystery Library Suspect at The Digital Antiquarian Alan E. Cober Carrington Event
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Dec 19, 2019 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kay and Carrington return to discuss the expert-rated final game in the Enchanter trilogy. Are you happy the lads are back, or is that just an eft in your tarn? Links: Zarf's Obsessively Complete Infocom Catalog Infocom Source Code - Test & Development Files Infocom Source Code - Explanation (video) Steve McCrea's modernized Planetfall Spellbreaker in The Status Line Spellbreaker box and browsie Spellbreaker bug's list Spellbreaker at The Digital Antiquarian
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Apr 28, 2019 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Jetsetter Kay Savetz flies to the GitHub lair on Skullcrusher Mountain to interview Steve Meretzky about what it was like to make games in the 80s. Links: Video of Kevin's interview Scanned slides of Infocom Infocom source code at GitHub Learning ZIL by Steven Eric Meretzky TV Tropes: Steve Meretzky Source Code Uploaded to GitHub, But Few People Understand It
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Apr 26, 2019 GitHub
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Kevin Savetz interviewed Steve Meretzky at GitHub headquarters at an event titled "Game On—what was it like to make games during the 80's?" on April 26, 2019. Steve Meretzky began his game career as a tester, at the legendary adventure game company Infocom, in 1981. A year later, he began designing games, and has been doing so continuously for more than a third of a century. Kevin Savetz is co-host of Antic: The Atari 8-Bit Podcast , where he has done more than 350 oral history...
Topics: Steve Meretzky, Infocom, text adventures, interactive fiction, ZIL, Planetfall, Sorcerer,...
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Apr 1, 2019 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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A butterfly flaps its wings on the other side of the world, and suddenly Kay and Carrington are discussing an obscure game that isn't on the usual list of Infocom titles. Also it happens to be April 1st, but that probably doesn't mean anything. Links: People's Republic of Interactive Fiction How To Beat Infocom Designing The Puzzle, Bob Bates at GDC 1997 Saving Mikey 57° North New Zork Times Summer 1984 Four-in-one Infocom Sampler Box and Browsie Gaming After 40 plays Catch-a-Butterfly The...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Infocom tutorial, text adventure tutorial
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Feb 2, 2019 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kay and Carrington throw caution to the wind and spill the beans about Infocom's idiom-riddled game. Does it cut the mustard, or should you give this one the cold shoulder? To make a long story short, the devil is in the details. Links: IF mapping tools Nord and Bert in The Status Line Nord and Bert box and feelies Nord and Bert at the Digital Antiquarian Nord and Bert bugs list Kevin Pope Kevin Pope in Wikipedia The Day Gravity Was Turned Off in Topeka Be More Chill Bathtubs over Broadway The...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jan 23, 2019 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Is playing The Witness a total gasser, or is it a trip for biscuits? Listen in as those hep cats Kay and Carrington get on the Ameche to bushwa about Infocom's second gumshoe. If you give this rip-snorter the high hat, you're all wet. Links: The Implementor's Creed Interview with Stu Galley, Zzap!64 Magazine #14 The Witness at The Digital Antiquarian The Witness bugs list The Witness box and browsie The New Zork Times, Summer 1983 The Baffle Books of Lassiter Wren and Randle McKay The Murder...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jan 5, 2019 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kay and Carrington thrust into adventure (and Cleveland) to solve saucy puzzles and grapple bawdy baddies in spaaaaaaace! Something, possibly this very sentence, tells you things are going to get strange. Links: Leather Goddesses of Phobos feelies The Status Line, Winter/Spring 1987 Leather Goddesses of Phobos boss screen The Digital Antiquarian Adventure Classic Gaming Leather Goddesses of Phobos bugs list Leather Goddesses of Phobos at IFWiki Leather Goddesses of Phobos hint book The Classic...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Dec 17, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kay and Carrington delve once again into the dungeons of the Great Underground Empire to complete Infocom's famous (and famously difficult) trilogy. Can they complete the game without cheating? The answer will not surprise you. Links: Trizbort the Interactive Fiction Mapper Pitch Dark for Apple II Adventure Game Hint Book Anthologies Invisiclues as Z-Files Zork III box and feelies The Status Line: Fall 82 Zork III at the Digital Antiquarian Zork III at Gaming After 40 Zork III at Adventure...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Oct 27, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Brave the baking sun with Kay and Carrington as they scour the desert for pyramids to plunder. And maybe, just maybe, they'll discover the greatest treasure of all: a macro to type the word 'hieroglyphs' for them. Links: The Let's Play Podcast Encrusted: online interpreter for Infocom-era IF Infocom's Infidel at the Digital Antiquarian Infocom's Infidel at Gaming After 40 Infocom Infidel bug list The Infocom Gallery: Infidel Infidel review in SPAG #1, May 15, 1994 Infocom Infidel InvisiClues...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Aug 18, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Set sail for Hardscrabble Island, where sly divers vie for sunken treasure. Can Kay and Carrington avoid the dangers of the deep long enough to enjoy the game? Don't hold your breath. Links: ZIL coders group on Facebooks The Artists - Episode "Wordsmiths" Scott Lawrence hacks Apple II Laserdisc game Rollercoaster to play in-browser Rollercoaster playable version Rollercoaster demo video Infocom Cutthroats box and feelies Cutthroats announced in Infocom Status Line Vol 3 No 3...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Aug 10, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Explore a house filled with traps and trophies in Hollywood Hijinx, the zany (or is it kooky?) treasure hunt from Infocom. And if you listen carefully you can hear Kay's home slide out to sea. Links: Hollywood Hijinx introduced in The Status Line, Fall 1986 Hollywood Hijinx box and feelies The Digital Antiquarian on Hollywood Hijinx Hollywood Hijinx bugs list Raw Get Lamp interview with 'Hollywood' Dave Anderson Carrington and Kevin on Open Apple Podcast episode 77 Pitch Dark, a frontend for...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Aug 6, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Infocom released several non-IF programs, such a series of digital comics, a board game, and even a corporate database. The company is in the black, you are likely to accrue a Grue. Links: Infocom Infocomics #1 to #3 Zork What-Do-I-Do-Now gamebooks Infocom books gallery The Infocom Gallery: Journey Resonant: Infocom Quarterstaff BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Inception BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge Abondonia: Mines of Titan CRPG Addict: Mines of Titan Hardcore Gaming: Circuit’s...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Cornerstone, KansasFest
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Aug 5, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kay resurrects the very first video game that used a laserdisc: a type-in text adventure that ran on the Apple II. First you type in the game, then you type in the game! Links: Adventures in Videoland in Creative Computing v8n1 Adventures in Videoland in Big Computer Games Adventures in Videoland (Rollercoaster) playthrough IMDB: Rollercoaster (1977) Rotten Tomatoes: Rollercoaster Moby Games: Adventures in Videoland Moby Games: List of Dabid Lubar's games GitHub: Adventures In Videoland AKA...
Topics: text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Creative Computing Magazine, Rollercoaster,...
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jul 18, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Solve a murder, unmask a ghost, and hunt for treasure in Infocom's multitrack mystery. Can you do what Scooby do? Find out in Moonmist. Viva la diffidence! Links: Moon Mist by Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra Summer 86 The Status Line Infocom Moonmist box and browsie Moonmist at The Digital Antiquarian Infocom Moonmist bug list Eaten By A Grue episode 18b (first take; buggy audio)
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Apr 6, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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To listen to this episode, fill out form GRU3 using a #2 pencil and send it by postal mail no later than 8AM yesterday. Be sure to submit all forms in triplicate, in person, and in ink. Links: Bureaucracy box and browsies Bureaucracy at The Digital Antiquarian Bugs list for Bureaucracy Infocom Bureaucracy review: ST Log Magazine, July 1988 Winter/Spring 87 The Status Line LevelUP: an 8-bit Novel by Micah Joel Infocom/Dan Fogelberg mashup on Papergreat Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Douglas Adams, Steve Meretzky
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Mar 4, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Stick out your digital thumb and catch a ride with Kay, Carrington, and special guest Charles Mangin as they try to answer the great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything without using InvisiClues. Links: Zork II hand drawn map Hitchhiker's Guide Infocom box and feelies Hitchhiker’s Guide announced in Fall 1984 New Zork Times newsletter Digital Antiquarian on Hitchhiker’s Hitchhiker’s Guide bugs list The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at Wikipedia The Hitchhiker's Guide to the...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast, Douglas Adams, Steve Meretzky
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jan 19, 2018 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Set sail on the seven seas where swords clash, bodices rip, and it's not always clear who's rescuing whom. Special guest: Quinn Dunki, pirate queen. Links: Box and browsies Plundered Hearts in Fall 1987 Status Line newsletter Digital Antiquarian on Plundered Hearts Gaming After 40 plays Plundered Hearts (spoilers) Bug list for Plundered Hearts Get Lamp interview with Amy Briggs Anita Sinclair hated Plundered Hearts Plundered Hearts tropes (spoilers) Plundered Hearts InvisiClues
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Dec 28, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Venture forth with the middle child of Infocom's Enchanter series, where food is unnecessary, sleep is unwelcome, and a glass maze can drive you batty. Links: Sorcerer announced in New Zork Times Infocom Sorcerer box, feelies and browsies Frobozz Magic Grommet Company Infotater replica Sorcerer at Digital Antiquarian Infocom bugs list for Sorcerer Sorcerer design documents (spoilers galore) Infocom icons by Christopher Drum IFWiki spell list The CoCo Crew Podcast episode 30:  audio  |  show...
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Nov 25, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Removed from society, frozen in time, and fumbling to interact with the outside world only through remote electronics, Suspended might as well have been called Podcasters. Links: How Mr. Robot's easter eggs transcend the digital space Suspended box, feelies, and browsie Suspended announced in New Zork Times, Spring 1983 Suspended at Digital Antiquarian Infocom bugs list for Suspended TV Tropes in Infocom Suspended Coming up next episode: Sorcerer
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Oct 16, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Delve once more into the underground world of Zork where only things you can count on are your low cunning and your high number of saved games. Links: Zork II map Play Zork II online Zork II feelies/browsie Zork II manual http://www.filfre.net/misc/zork2.z2 Zork II at Digital Antiquarian Gaming After 40 plays Zork II (spoilers) The Enduring Legacy of Zork Star Saga: One Coming up next episode: Suspended
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Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jul 22, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Fooblitzky is a city of secrets where the crosswalks are deadly, a flasher is dropping pianos on people, and the only job is washing dishes. Oh, and everyone is a dog. This is not an April Fool's episode. Links: Let's Play Infocom Fooblitzky Fooblitzky in summer 1985 New Zork Times Fooblitzky Manual Fooblitzky The Digital Antiquarian Fooblitzky at Infocom-IF.org Fooblitzky review in Compute! magazine Fooblitzky review at Obscuritory Quinn Dunki Blondihacks Twitter: @quinndunki Open Apple...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, board game
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jul 20, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Two podcasters, both alike in indignity, at KansasFest, where unfair puzzles make unfair games unsolvable. In short, this is no Shakespeare and we are not Starcross lovers. Links: Programmer turns Wikipedia into a text adventure Kevan Davis' Wikitext Frotz Evan Wright Cross Platform Text Adventure Generator Starcross announced in the New Zork Times Digital Antiquarian on Starcross Dave Lebling on the Genesis of the Adventure Game Starcross map by Zork Users’ Group Infocom Starcross saucer...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, science fiction, Starcross
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May 20, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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The Gruesome Twosome take a vacation from Infocom to visit Thimbleweed Park, where they solve a murder, discuss free will, and admire de lo res graphics. Links: Thimbleweed Park official site Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter Tiny Incremental Hints for Thimbleweed Park Thimbleweed Park game guide Thimbleweed Park achievements Ron Gilbert: From Maniac Mansion to Thimbleweed Park Coming up next episode: Starcross
Topics: Thimbleweed Park, LucasFilm Games, Maniac Mansion, interactive fiction, graphical adventure,...
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Apr 26, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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It's 19th Century London, and Crown Jewels are missing! Solving the mystery will take all the skills of the world's greatest dectective! You are also there. Links: Jonathan Coulton "All This Time" Cathode terminal software for MacOS/iOS Blinky retro text editor LOOM: The Inside Story With Brian Moriarty – The Retro Hour EP67 Interactive Fiction Actions by Leon Nicholls Alcyone: The Last City kickstarter Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective board game Sherlock feelies and browsies...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Mar 24, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Enchanter is filled with magic spells, prophetic dreams, and even a talking turtle. Put on your robe and wizard hat, and prepare for adventure. Accio InvisiClues! Links: Lectrote Parsley Adventure Exits Are Out: Escape Station!  Enchanter feelies and browsies Enchanter manual The Digital Antiquarian on Enchanter (minor spoilers for other games) Gaming After 40 plays Enchanter (spoilers!) Enchanter book by Robin W. Bailey Coming up next episode: Sherlock, The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Feb 17, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Infocom's first mystery: a locked room, six suspects, and a ticking clock. Can a pair of fumbling podcasters solve the murder in time? Probably not. Links: Deadline feelies and browsies Deadline annonuced in New Zork Times NYT reviews deadline The Digital Antiquarian on Deadline Volker Lanz' Inform 6 port of Deadline Upper Memory Block podcast Terry Stewart (Tezza) Arduinocade Zorkduino Thingiverse Micro Live: A look behind the scenes at Infocom Coming up next episode: Enchanter
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, mystery
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jan 17, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Infocom's only espionage story, Border Zone is filled with intrigue and danger in a constantly moving world that doesn't wait while the player types. Tune in to see if our heroes achieve success by stealth, or death by typo. Links: Dail-A-Grue Digital: A Love Story  by Christine Love Infocom Bugs List  by Graeme Cree More bugs in Infocom games  by Nathan Simpson Border Zone feelies and browsie Border Zone phrase book The Digital Antiquarian on Border Zone Border Zone announced in Winter 1987...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, espionage, computer game
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Jan 10, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Ahoy! Kevin and Carrington dive into Seastalker, Infocom's junior gee-whiz submarine adventure. Set course for adventure, as we raise our sails and lower our expectations. Links: Asimov disk image archive Zork re-created in Minecraft  by  Ren Sherman Jim Lawrence (AKA writer James Lawrence) James Duncan Lawrence books at Open Library Let's Tell a Story Together (History of Interactive Fiction)  by Jimmy Maher The Digital Antiquarian on Infocom Seastalker Gaming After 40 walkthough of Infocom...
Topics: Seastalker, Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, James Lawrence, Jim Lawrence, Stu Galley,...
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Jan 8, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kevin and Carrington discuss Trinity, Infocom's classic game about the dangers of the Atomic Age, and it's a blast! Get it? Get it? A blast? Hilarious. Links: The Digital Antiquarian on Trinity Infocom Trinity maps David Welbourn's Patreon for interactive fiction walkthroughs Infocom Trinity specs Graham Nelson's Craft of Adventure Sadako Sasaki Beyond The Filter 11 - On Interactive Fiction with Emily Short Clash of the Type-Ins Infocom game stats spreadsheet
Topics: Trinity, Infocom, interactive fiction, text adventures, text adventure games, nuclear war, Brian...
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Dec 14, 2016 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kevin and Carrington discuss Ballyhoo, Infocom's circus mystery. Can these johnny tin plates foil the grift and save the circus? Or is the cherry pie just too much for a pair of side-walling lot loafers? Links: Ballyhoo introduced in Winter 1986 The New Zork Times Ballyhoo manual Ballyhoo map Infocom Gallery: Ballyhoo Feelies Ballyhoo game specs Ballyhoo review in ZZap!64 Magazine June 1986 The original material (not samples nor music) in these podcasts is released to the public domain. You may...
Topics: Ballyhoo, Infocom, text adventure games, interactive fiction, podcast, circus video game
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Dec 2, 2016 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kevin and Carrington discuss Zork I, the first text adventure from Infocom. From the highs of its incredible parser to the lows of its unfair puzzles, it all comes down to one burning question: are you a TAKE person or a GET person? Links: IFComp 2016 results Play Zork in your browser Lost Treasures of Infocom (iPhone) Lost Treasures of Infocom (iPad) Articles at The Digital Antiquarian:       The Roots of Infocom       The Birth of Infocom       Zork on the PDP-10      ...
Topics: Infocom, Zork, text adventure games, interactive fiction, podcast
Eaten By A Grue: The Infocom Podcast
Apr 9, 2012 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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What does it mean when Kay and Carrington discuss a game full of Christmas Tree Monsters and Angry Puppets for over two hours, never once using the word "wacky" but often using the word "walkthrough"? It means it's time to load up on long-lasting snacks, and brace yourself for Beyond Zork. Links: Parsley adventures Violet Gruephone The Implementors Lunch Infocom Cabinet Boston IF meeting Yazmin Gargoyle SDL Frotz Pitch Dark for Apple II Beyond Zork in The Status Line Beyond...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast