Interactive Fiction: A Brief History

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  • Jun 1977 - Dave Lebling, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Tim Anderson create Dungeon (also known as Zork) on a PDP-10 mainframe.
  • ? - Personal Software Inc bought the rights to release Zork for the TRS-80.
  • ? 1980 - Zork: The Great Underground Empire Parts I and II were released for the Apple II, Atari, and Amiga.
  • ? 1983 - Zork: The Great Underground Empire Parts III is released.
  • ? 1996 - Zork: The Undiscovered Underground released to promote Zork Grand Inquisitor.
  • ? 1997 - Zork: Grand Inquisitor is released by Activision.
  • Feb 1998 - Threshold Entertainment purchased the movie rights to Zork.

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