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Zork I: The Great Underground Empire 2

by Indecom Thu, 03 Sep 2009 2:53 pm EDT
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Last Updated: 
2010-02-09
Current Version: 
0.0.2
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Available via Repository
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10685
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Description

ZORK I is the grand daddy of all text adventure games, and it's been ported to the palm pre!

This is based on Parchment, a JavaScript based conversion of a Firefox z-machine interpreter plugin.

Features:

The complete massive ZORK adventure;
Smart and complex player input handled just as well;
full version, you can gain the 350 points available in the original.

What's missing:

Game saving needs to be changed from its parchment original to a new pre friendly format (right now saving the game wont do anything);
Autoscroll the game window after receiving new input, right now you have to manually push the screen up in order to see anything that goes beyond the bottom of the screen.

The project is closed source for now, once the engine is fully finished I will open it up.

UPDATES:

The visual theme has been altered to match a more old school dos type look, or the blue screen of death theme as I call it.

Scrolling the text has been completely rewritten, now when text goes beyond the bottom of the screen, it will shift up into view. You can scroll through the text by tapping and holding on a part of the screen, the top half of the screen scrolls the text up, and the lower half will scroll down. If you tap closer to the top or bottom of the screen, the scrolling speed will double.

TODO:

Game saving/loading,
Theme customization,
Options

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License

Closed Source - Learn More

Availability

Free forever

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