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Infocom and trademark
Activision abandoned the Infocom trademark in 2002.

Infocom and is
is: Infocom
The Z-machine is a virtual machine that was developed by Joel Berez and Marc Blank in 1979 and used by Infocom for its text adventure games.
* Learning ZIL ( PDF ) is the Infocom ZIL manual, dated 1989.
Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare is an interactive fiction video game written by Michael Berlyn and published by Infocom in 1983.
A second example of Vogon poetry is found in the Hitchhiker's Guide interactive fiction game that was produced by Infocom.
Unlike earlier text-adventure games by Infocom, violence against innocent bystanders is possible.
It is possible to kill several of the game's civilian non-player characters, whereas in every other Infocom or Zork game, such actions are either impossible to accomplish or immediately punished by death.
Bureaucracy is an interactive fiction computer game released by Infocom in 1987, scripted by popular comic science fiction author Douglas Adams.
A Mind Forever Voyaging ( AMFV ) is an interactive fiction game designed and implemented by Steve Meretzky and published by Infocom in 1985.
AMFV is the first Infocom game with the " oops " command — in which a typing error in a previous command could be re-written without re-typing the entire command.
Infocom is mainly focusing on dialup internet services.
P. David Lebling ( born October 30, 1949 ) is an interactive fiction game designer ( implementor ) and programmer who has worked at various companies, including Infocom and Avid.
This latter explanation seems closer to the canon established by the main Infocom game series, since in Spellbreaker, if the player is shapeshifted into a grue and remains in a lit area for too long the light eventually kills him / her ( and it is implied that the amount of light to which he or she is exposed is so faint as to be invisible to human eyes ).
Leather Goddesses of Phobos is an interactive fiction computer game written by Steve Meretzky and published by Infocom in 1986.
: The large emerald is also one of the Twenty Treasures of Zork from the Infocom text adventure Zork I.
Brian Moriarty ( born 1956 ) is an American video game developer who authored three of the original Infocom interactive fiction titles, Wishbringer ( 1985 ), Trinity ( 1986 ) and Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor ( 1987 ).
Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams is an interactive fiction computer game written by Brian Moriarty and published by Infocom in 1985.
Planetfall is a science fiction interactive fiction computer game written by Steve Meretzky, and the eighth title published by Infocom in 1983.
Cornerstone is a relational database for DOS by Infocom in 1985.
The Lost Treasures of Infocom is a collection of 20 computer games from interactive fiction pioneer Infocom, released in 1991.

Infocom and currently
There are currently at least four Infocom sampler and demos available from the IF Archive as Z-machine story files which require a Z-machine interpreter to play.

Infocom and held
With the exception of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Shogun, the copyrights to the Infocom games are believed to be still held by Activision.
Neither of these ideas held absolutely true throughout the entire Infocom line of games.

Infocom and by
The feelies pioneered by text adventure company Infocom include many examples, such as blueprints, maps, documents, and publications designed within the context of each game's fictional setting.
Infocom was founded on June 22, 1979 by MIT staff and students led by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank, Albert Vezza, and Joel Berez and lasted as an independent company until 1986 when it was bought by Activision.
Infocom games are text adventures where users direct the action by entering short strings of words to give commands when prompted.
Inspired by Colossal Cave, Marc Blank and Dave Lebling created what was to become the first Infocom game, Zork, in 1977 at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science.
Rising costs and falling profits, exacerbated by the lack of new products in 1988 and technical issues with its MS-DOS products, caused Activision finally to pull the plug on Infocom in 1989.
For a few years, Activision continued to market Infocom's classic games in collections ( usually by genre, such as the Science Fiction collection ); in 1991, they published The Lost Treasures of Infocom, followed in 1992 by The Lost Treasures of Infocom II.
These compilations featured nearly every game produced by Infocom before 1988.
) In 1996, these were followed by Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces of Infocom, a single CD-ROM which contained the works of both collections.
The dungeons are stocked with many novel creatures, objects and locations, among them grues, zorkmids, and Flood Control Dam # 3 — all of which are referenced by subsequent Infocom text adventures.
* Zork: The Undiscovered Underground ( 1997, written by Michael Berlyn and Marc Blank ( original Infocom implementors ) and released by Activision to promote the release of Zork Grand Inquisitor )
Among the games bundled in The Lost Treasures of Infocom, published in 1991 by Activision under the Infocom brand, were the original Zork trilogy, the Enchanter trilogy, Beyond Zork and Zork Zero.
Of six novels published as " Infocom Books " by Avon Books between 1989 – 1991, four were directly based on Zork: The Zork Chronicles by George Alec Effinger ( 1990 ), The Lost City of Zork by Robin W. Bailey ( 1991 ), Wishbringer by Craig Shaw Gardner and Enchanter, also by Bailey.

Infocom and Consumer
Infocom rented a mansion and threw a huge " murder mystery party " as a promotional stunt for Suspect during the 1985 Consumer Electronics Show.

Infocom and who
The undisputed giants of the genre were Infocom, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who practically redefined the genre by ensuring the interface ( or text parser ) never provided a barrier between the player and the fictional elements of the game.
Of the 15 ISPs who attended PLDT's presentation, the 5 largest ISPs signified their intention to join the PhIX project by signing the Multi-Lateral Peering Agreement on 19 November 1996, namely: Infocom, IPhil, Moscom, Virtualink and WorldTel Phil.
The Ur-Grue character in Beyond Zork may be a reference to Brian Moriarty himself, the creator of the game, who is notably absent from the game's portrayal of an " Implementors ' Luncheon ", where each Implementor is recognizably based on a member of the Infocom staff.
Even for a player who owned an original copy and thus, was more likely to have the letter, it was unusual for an NES game to refer to a physical object that would otherwise just be a novelty ( although Infocom games had been doing this for some time, with the " Feelies " that they included with their games ).
The vezza spell ( view the future ) was named for Al Vezza, who was Chief Financial Officer of Infocom at the time of Sorcerer < nowiki >'</ nowiki > s release.
ZUU can be seen as having two goals: promotion of the commercial title Zork Grand Inquisitor, and an attempt to reconcile with die-hard Infocom fans who may have harbored resentment against Activision for their role in buying Infocom in 1985 and subsequent closure of the company in 1989.
The InfoTaskForce was a group of Infocom enthusiasts who first reverse engineered the Infocom Z-Machine and wrote a public domain version in C.

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