Reply To: Ken and Infocom


(re: Ken and Infocom) I was a HUGE fan of the Infocom games, and played them all. I always wanted our parsing to be as good as theirs, but there are a thousand reasons why its easier to parse complex expressions in text than in a graphic world. I was disappointed when Infocom failed — for those who don’t remember, they decided to go into business software and failed at it. Had they maintained their focus on games, they may have still been doing games today.
Their Hitchhikers Guide was an awesome game. I loved the books (at least the first ones) and always wanted Douglas Adams to do a game for us. A few times, I had him giving me a firm “maybe” but we could never quite get him to commit, and then, it was too late…
-Ken W