Zork Returns in MMO Form

ClayMeow - April 1, 2009 06:14PM in Gaming

Back in 1980, Infocom released Zork I: The Great Underground Empire, a text-based adventure game that many of you may be too young to remember. I personally wasn't introduced to the Zork universe until 1993, when I purchased Return to Zork. Return to Zork brought the game out of the text-based adventure genre and into the point-and-click adventure genre, but my version of the game included the original trilogy, so I got a taste of it.

The last Zork game released was all the way back in 1997; that is, until now. Legends of Zork, a "casual massively multiplayer graphical adventure game," brings you back to the Great Underground Empire, all in the comfort of your web browser. Produced by Jolt Online Gaming, Legends of Zork is free to play, there's no need to download a client, and you're even allowed to create multiple characters under one account. Aware that it's April 1st, I was obviously skeptical, and it seems Jolt is aware others may be skeptical as well. However, I registered and played and can confirm it's indeed real.