Zork 1: The Great Underground Empire

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The first part of the bestselling Zork trilogy, and a close descendant of Adventure, the first work of interactive fiction or text adventure game as the genre was known at the time. Zork I was Infocom's first game, and sold 378,987 copies by 1986. Similarly to Adventure, the game unfolds in a maze-like dungeon, where the user (or adventurer) must battle trolls and solve puzzles in order to find twenty trophies to bring back to the house outside which the game begins. 

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You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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Jill Walker Rettberg