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Activision releases “Lost Treasures of Infocom” for iOS
Posted By Mike Maginnis On December 21, 2012 @ 2:29 pm In Product News,Software | Comments Disabled
This isn’t the first z-machine interpreter  for Apple’s mobile operating system, but Activision’s just-released “Lost Treasures of Infocom” for iOS is the first official way to play many of Infocom’s classic text adventures on your iPhone or iPad. ┬áThe app is available  for free from the App Store and comes with┬áZork I: The Great Underground Empire included at no extra charge. ┬áTo play the other 26 titles Activision is including, you’ll have to fork over $2.99 for each additional five-game theme collection (or get them all for $9.99), as in-app purchases, so “free” in this case is perhaps somewhat dubious.
“LTOI” also┬ácomes with InvisiClues and maps (each a $0.99 in-app purchase), game manuals, photos of the original game packaging and in-box “feelies” for each title; and promises, “new interface enhancements” which presumably make playing text adventures easier in a touchscreen environment.
If you’re considering checking it out, keep in mind this isn’t the complete back-catalog of Infocom titles. ┬áMissing are Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Bureaucracy, Shogun, Nord and Bert, Beyond Zork, Zork Zero, Sherlock: Riddle of the Crown Jewels, Arthur, and Journey.
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