The year was 1979, Jimmy Carter was President of the United States, disco reigned supreme with The Bee Gees and Donna Summer, and Infocom a gaming company was founded by a few MIT geeks. Infocom would later release one of the earliest gaming hits called Zork for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and Atari. Zork was one of the first truly interactive games created, a text-based game you had to actually type out what you wanted to do – how things have changed.
Now you can be nostalgic and enjoy the Zork game on your Blackberry, thanks to the program ZeeME and Craig Setera. Although substantially smaller than the full game, it contains all the memorable bits including the many novel creatures and objects like the grues and zorkminds.
To install the game, point your Blackberry browser to:
The game doesnâ€™t quite play perfect on the Blackberry devices because it is a general J2ME program meant to play on most Java powered phones. When you initially start the game you will need to change the screen setting because the text will only take up half the screen. For 7100 users the optimal setting would be 60 and the rest use 45.
We hope that you enjoy our find and if anyone finishes it, please post the walkthrough.
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