Monday, November 23, 2015

4000 pages of Infocom documents

I said 4000 pages of Infocom documents. You heard me, right?

These are paper records saved by Steve Meretzky while Infocom was operating. He saved them after the company fell down; he preserved them for decades; he let Jason Scott scan them while making Get Lamp. The originals are now at Stanford University. The scans (slightly edited to remove personal information) are now on the Internet Archive.

What's currently up there is all the design documents for many of Infocom's games. (I originally wrote "nearly all" but in fact it's seven of them.)

Further doc dumps (memos, email, schedules, business plans) will appear in the future -- they require more editing and permissions, since there's more personal information there.

Go nuts.

Comments imported from Gameshelf

ZUrlocker (Nov 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM):

Whoa. This is awesome! I'm downloading now!

Andrew Plotkin (Nov 26, 2015 at 11:51 AM):

Further releases:

Company memoes and other miscellany.

John Fiala (Mar 24, 2016 at 3:18 PM):

If I download the wrong document, will a grue eat me? :)

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