2012
09.19

Zork

The original Zork interactive fiction text adventure game written at MIT in 1979 for an early mainframe computer.

The programmers who created Zork went on to found Infocom where they expanded Zork and released it in three parts as Zork I, Zork II and Zork III.

The original MIT Zork is in the public domain so I can post it here. Zork I-III and the other Infocom games are copyright by Activision, which acquired Infocom, and will not be published here.

Zork is running in : Craig Setera‘s open source ZeeME Zcode interpreter for Java ME. Unlike the Mini Zork I posted earlier, the Inventory command works in this Zork version.

Zork resourses; Zork page at Baf’s Guide to the IF Archive Paul O’Brien’s review, Zork walkthrough (cheat)

Type: Open Source and public domain
Author:  Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling
Data Connection Required: No
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 1.0
Screen Size: All
Reported working on: Motorola Rambler
Reported NOT working on: Motorola i776

The app “Zork” (153 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:”Zork”.

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6683

Download to your PC

JAD JAR ZIP

  1. It works on Sony Ericsson?

    • Zork probably will work on older Sony Ericsson feature phones that support Java ME.

  2. Hey I request minecraft!!!!

  3. i cant

  4. This game can’t download for my phone

    • That is useless information unless you tell us the make and model of your phone.

  5. i try every game but it cannot download

    • Your phone probably doesn’t support Java ME apps.

    • And me i canr’t download this

  6. I cannot run the jar of Zork; it says that there is no main manifest attribute

    • What make and model phone are you using?

  7. I’m fairly new to Zork. Is there a save option? No matter how far I progress in the game, I have to start from the very beginning.

  8. Thank you!

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