39 episodes

Kay Savetz and Carrington Vanston discuss and review classic Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.

Eaten By A Grue: Infocom, Text Adventures, and Interactive Fiction Monster Feet

    • Video Games
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Kay Savetz and Carrington Vanston discuss and review classic Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.

    Take All

    Take All

    Kay and Carrington take a victory lap after finishing all of the Infocom text-only adventures. Turn on verbose mode and light the brass lantern, it's time to take a look back at what they liked best, and least, from these classic games.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    The Lurking Horror

    The Lurking Horror

    A bone chilling blizzard at the window, a reanimated hand on your shoulder, and worst of all a term paper deadline. All the ingredients for a deliciously dreadful day at Boston's creepiest college, where Kay and Carrington delve deep into the tunnels and tombs of The Lurking Horror.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Wishbringer

    Wishbringer

    In Wishbringer, a search for a lost cat leads Kay and Carrington into a dark fantasy land where their greatest concern isn't the witches, the eldritch tendrils, or even the grue. It's delivering the mail. Be careful what you wish for.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Stationfall

    Stationfall

    What do you get when you combine a plucky little robot, an abandoned space station, and Cousin Oliver? To find out, complete form JZ-59-G then listen in as Kay and Carrington discuss Stationfall, Infocom's comedy horror space adventure mystery.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Scavange!

    Scavange!

    The Gruesome Twosome take another vacation from Infocom to play a vintage text adventure written by none other than Kay himself back in the 1980s. From creative spellings to Playboy magazines, it's old school meets high school in Scavange! (Quack! Hiss!)

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Planetfall

    Planetfall

    Kay and Carrington foray into the future to face the mishaps and misspellings of Planetfall, Infocom's rib-tickling romp about a boy and his bot. Star Patrol: it's not just a job, it's an adventure game.

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

JK_313 ,

An entertaining and interesting listen for any fans of retro games and infocom in particular. A+

Lovely hosts and format. Really enjoyed the three-year nostalgia journey. Even when I disagreed with a particular take (which was rare), I still respected how they got there. Appreciate the earnest enthusiasm and the buddies-hanging-out chemistry of the hosts, too. A+

jlwardx ,

Great Show

If you grew up playing Infocom games in the 80’s (or any text-based adventure game), you’ll really love this show. It’s not a dry game review show. They give you tidbits of history, interesting stories about the developers, and esoteric bits of Infocom-related trivia. Additionally, you get to hear their reactions to the game, whether they felt the puzzles were fair, and a run down of things that the various games have done well or poorly. Give it a chance. You’ll enjoy it.

Alastar Slater ,

An excellent podcast for IF!!

As someone who’s interested in IF, but wasn’t around during its hay day in the 80s, being able to hear a modern podcast that goes through Infocom games is a blast! I love hearing about the plot and pitfalls, as well as insights from when the hosts had played the games when they were young.

A MUST LISTEN for anyone interested in Infocom games, and maybe even text adventures!

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