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, 09:59 AM
#11
So awesome !!!!!!!!

I am SO stoked about this Infocom stuff! I used to play these when home computers were first coming out. Can't wait!
12-19-2012, 10:26 AM
#12
Zork Undiscovered Underground is hardly unpublished. It's been released several times before. I've got it on my Zork Anthology CD for PC and I think it's in Frotz too. However I think the new interface could work well for touch.

12-19-2012, 11:11 AM
#13
Downloaded.

Wow, I must say the port is very well done. The interface, manuals, maps, feelies and invisiclues are easy to use.

I got the full game unlock, but that lacks the Invisiclues, so that is an additional and seperate IAP.

This holiday season is netting me enough games to last the whole of 2013...
12-19-2012, 11:19 AM
#14
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Beaufort, SC
Posts: 316
Unfortunate that Hitchhiker's Guide can't be included, but that is an impressive list of titles just the same. Yes, you can play these in Frotz (or iDOS) but if you don't have legit copies, it's nice to support those publishers that are trying to keep their stuff "in print".

Favourites: KotOR, Gridlee, iDOS, Deus Ex: The Fall, Gamebook Adventures, Baldur's Gate EE, GTA: Vice City
12-19-2012, 11:22 AM
#15
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
This holiday season is netting me enough games to last the whole of 2013...
If you're like most people here, unplayed games picked up in 2011 should still see you through all of 2013. ^_^
12-19-2012, 11:50 AM
#16
Best surprise release ever - $10 is nothing for this fantastic collection. I already have most of these in Frotz (and actually own some original boxed Infocom games) but to have them wrapped up nicely in a bundle like this is wonderful.
12-19-2012, 12:48 PM
#17
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,035
Ha! Wow!!! I've already got one of the anthologies (and Suspended/C64) and was using Frotz, but this is definitely tempting. It really comes down to the interface and how easy it is to interact with any of the goodies (maps, booklets, etc.) they supplied with the originals.
12-19-2012, 02:46 PM
#18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dahak View Post
Unfortunate that Hitchhiker's Guide can't be included, but that is an impressive list of titles just the same. Yes, you can play these in Frotz (or iDOS) but if you don't have legit copies, it's nice to support those publishers that are trying to keep their stuff "in print".
I've bought these several times over now, between originals, Lost Treasures PC collections, and the later bundled versions. I'm still buying this one. This sort of release must be encouraged!

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12-19-2012, 07:42 PM
#19
This is the best surprise ever this year infocom rocks, will be getting this for my ipad I hope these release this for android as well so I can play it on my android phone also I would rebuy it for that platform as well.
12-19-2012, 09:00 PM
#20
Not surprised that Hitchhiker's couldn't be included. Although I notice that Nord & Bert is also missing. Pity that Sherlock, Arthur, Shogun and Journey are missing too, but I assume the licensing for most of those must be prohibitive.

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