An alumnus of the class of 1967 nominates the classic computer game Zork, written at MIT's Lab for Computer Science. Photo by Tor Lillqvist used under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
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  • This is a great nomination! I used to play Zork (and other similar games) with my dad on the Vax machine at his lab. I was too young to read at the time, so he’d read it to me, and let me decide what to do next. A great game, and great memories!

    Bill Helman

    2 Jul 09 at 7:00 pm

  • Good grief, the above comment makes me feel ancient. I played the original Zork at the LCS; it was IAP, and I remember getting stuck on a puzzle and going home, then waking up at about 2 am with the solution and running back over to the lab to try it out.

    I ended up beta testing games for Infocom, until they went under. This information never fails to impress my sons’ friends. Serious geek mom!

    Janice M. Eisen '85

    20 Nov 10 at 11:25 am