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  • Summary: Enter the world of master storytellers. Before there were state-of-the-art consoles, tablets and PCs capable of amazing graphics, gamers had to use their imagination and wit, to solve intricate puzzles and progress through these text-only adventure gaming classics. The Lost Treasures of Infocom brings these classic works of interactive fiction to life for the first time on iPad, Phone & iPod Touch. This definitive collection of 27 adventure games spanning fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, horror & more, places you in the center of immersive, richly-detailed interactive worlds full of interesting locations, engaging puzzles & surprising twists & turns. You’re more than just a passive reader as you engage directly with the story by typing actions through your keyboard. Use your imagination to come up with creative solutions to puzzles with multiple solutions as you progress through each adventure and bring these stories to life!FEATURES:• Download today & get the all-time adventure classic that started it all, Zork I: The Great Underground Empire, for FREE! Plunge beneath the surface of the earth in search of the long lost Treasures of Zork. Starting from a field west of the iconic White House, Zork beckons you into a world fraught with danger & discovery.• Collect & play the original Infocom text adventure library with 27 games in all, including The Zork™ Series, Planetfall®, The Enchanter Trilogy, Leather Goddesses of Phobos™, & many more!• Interact with all of the original classic Infocom collectables, from the packaging & game manuals to the in-box "feelies", all faithfully reproduced for fans of the series• Access special interactive versions the original InvisiClues hint books, & full game maps for each title, accessible from within the games themselves• Learn about the rise & fall of Infocom, with an exclusive history article written exclusively for the app• Showcase your adventure game accomplishments to your friends with full GameCenter leaderboard support • Also includes the exclusive, never-before-published text adventure “Zork: The Undiscovered Underground”, written by original Infocom designers• Re-live these brilliant & imaginative adventure titles with over 350 hours of gameplayComplete your collection and keep these classic games alive for generations to come. Players can purchase five bundle packs with 5 games each for $2.99 per pack; OR own the entire game collection PLUS all game maps AND the exclusive, never-published bonus adventure “Zork: The Undiscovered Underground”, for just $9.99. Games Available:• A Mind Forever Voyaging • Ballyhoo• Border Zone • Cutthroats• Deadline• Enchanter• Hollywood Hijinx• Infidel• Leather Goddess of Phobos• The Lurking Horror• Moonmist• Planetfall• Plundered Hearts• Seastalker• Sorcerer• Spellbreaker• Starcross• Stationfall• Suspect• Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare• The Witness• Trinity • Wishbringer• Zork 1: The Great Underground Empire (FREE with free initial download)• Zork 2 : The Wizard of Frobozz• Zork 3 : The Dungeon Master• Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (bonus game for purchasing the Complete Collection)©2012 Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. Collapse
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  1. Jan 2, 2013
    It might take a little adjustment to get into the interactive fiction swing, but it's well worth learning the language.
  2. Jan 7, 2013
    An impressively comprehensive collection of bona fide text adventures greats, featuring superb presentation and enough bonus material to thrill completists.
  3. Jan 9, 2013
    Lost Treasures of Infocom is a delightful tribute to a fascinating time of gaming history. More impressively, the games still maintain an ageless quality to them.
  4. Dec 28, 2012
    Lost Treasures of Infocom can't quite decide which audience it's going for: existing interactive fiction fans or new players. It tries a few ease-of-use tricks to help attract interactive fiction newbies, but it also includes legacy things like scans of feelies, something that might confuse anyone who didn't grow up with packaged versions of the games.
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  1. Sep 22, 2014
    So much awesome in this pack. And an entirely reasonable price structure from a mega corp. play all the zorks, at minimum. They are recreated here so well to feel like the original experience. Down to the box art and copyright protection. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2014
    I think these are exactly like they were. Maybe the new people won't enjoy them, but I love the slow thinking and discovery. Perfect games for the iPad and keeping it handy and nearby. You only get a single game at first, but the packs are really worth it. Expand