Zork is an infocom game mainly based on grues.
The first version of Zork was written in 1977–1979 on a DEC PDP-10 computer by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling. The programme itself was implemented in the MDL programming language which provides provide high level language support. All four were members of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Dynamic Modelling Group.
Zork can run on modern Z-machine interpreters, as well as the older models it was made for originally. The name "Zork" was originally an MIT hacker jargon for an unfinished programme, with the developers originally calling it "Dungeon". But, when the final programme came out, the name "Zork" had already stuck so there it remained.
The original Zork TrilogyEdit
There were originally three games broduced by Infocom forming the Zork Trilogy.
- Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (1980, Infocom)
- Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (1981, Infocom)
- Zork III: The Dungeon Master (1982, Infocom)