App description: ***"Lost Treasures of Infocom is a wonderfully nostalgic, superbly presented, and impressively comprehensive package.
A real labour of love, then, and a beautiful reminder that a picture isn't always preferable to a thousand words." - Pocket Gamer***

***"The part that's blowing my mind is just how well these games have made the translation to iOS" - Touch Arcade***

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. Youre 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 gameplay

Complete 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)

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Echoseven's comments:


12-19-2012, 05:56 AM
#2
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I lol'd at the app size this is old text adventure games from when the dinosaurs were alive how can it be so big

12-19-2012, 05:57 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,240
Wow this is a great surprise. These were some classic early RPG style games, they might look very basic but this came out in the days when you had to use your imagination for games such as this (eg text adventures or basic graphics)

Seems a great collection, obviously lots of IAP's but this could be brilliant
12-19-2012, 06:03 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,560
Oh effin' YES! Insta-download! What a fantastic surprise!

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
12-19-2012, 06:06 AM
#5
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Location: England
Posts: 10,240
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
I lol'd at the app size this is old text adventure games from when the dinosaurs were alive how can it be so big
Yeah its a bit annoying the filesize, at least the games once you buy those must be tiny. But it seems to be lots of graphic extras, like the boxes, maps and other stuff.

But very impressed, love compilations like this (The Activision Anthology was brilliant). Hope the IAP prices are okay
12-19-2012, 06:47 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Yeah its a bit annoying the filesize, at least the games once you buy those must be tiny. But it seems to be lots of graphic extras, like the boxes, maps and other stuff.

But very impressed, love compilations like this (The Activision Anthology was brilliant). Hope the IAP prices are okay

Errr... how about reading 'til the end?

Quote:
Complete 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 26 game collection PLUS all game maps AND the exclusive, never-published bonus adventure “Zork: The Undiscovered Underground”, for just $9.99.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
12-19-2012, 06:51 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Errr... how about reading 'til the end?


Oops ! My mistake, i'm like a kid at xmas getting all excited and just reading the first bit about the game !

$10 for all of them isnt bad, i'll see how i get on with the first one.
12-19-2012, 07:07 AM
#8
Wow. If only every week were the week before the App Store holiday freeze. Can't believe how much interesting stuff is rolling out tonight.
12-19-2012, 07:26 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
There is no greater literal use of the word irony than the concept of "digital feelies". ^_^

Yeah, if you don't care about these games and the assorted awesome junk that they used to come with - and face it, half the people reading this likely weren't even around on the planet back then, let alone playing these games - you might want to pass and stick with Frotz if you are into IF.

Of course, Frotz is still around half the size, so you decide. :P
12-19-2012, 07:28 AM
#10
This. is. awesome.

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