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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

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    • 4.7 • 70 Ratings

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

    The Secret of Monkey Island

    The Secret of Monkey Island

    It's time for pointin' and clicking' and piratin', oh my, as Kay and Carrington play one of LucasFilm's famously funny forays into adventure gaming. Will they become terrors of the high seas, or be stuffed into Davy Jones' locker? All we know for sure is, there will be grog.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet

    The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet

    The Grue Crew delves into a world of noisy elephants and silent Rs, as they discuss Graham Nelson's game The Meteor, The Stone And A Long Glass Of Sherbet. Just when they think they're out, Zork pulls them back in.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    A Change in the weather and Uncle Zebulon's Will

    A Change in the weather and Uncle Zebulon's Will

    Kay and Carrington leave behind the world of Infocom and venture into the future! (By which we mean the 1990s.) In this episode they tackle the two winners of the First Annual IF Competition: A Change in the Weather by Andrew Plotkin, and Uncle Zebulon's Will by Magnus Olsson.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz

    Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz

    It's another game with a colon in the title, as Kay and Carrington tackle the ninth game in the increasingly inaccurately named Zork Trilogy. This one wraps up the entire Zork series, and (maybe) (kinda) explains everything. It all started long ago west of a white house, but how will it end? And what comes next?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Journey: The Quest Begins

    Journey: The Quest Begins

    Kay and Carrington take a midnight train going anywhere into a land of magic, but too few resources to play it any way they want it (that's the way they need it). Will the Grue Crew and this game go their separate ways, or will they embrace this capital-J Journey with open arms?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Eaten By A Cruise

    Eaten By A Cruise

    Kay and Carrington set sail on the virtual high seas to give a talk at this year's JoCo Cruise, an annual oceangoing event for technophiles, tabletop gamers, and creative-minded people. In other words, a bunch of nerds. The perfect venue to discuss all things Infocom.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

AngelEyesPDX ,

Brilliant

What are you doing reading the reviews!? If you’re at all interested in Infocom or text adventures/ interactive fiction at all you will love this podcast. Excellent hosts, litany of content, A+

zipzop69 ,

Politics

I guess listening to a podcast about old games without also hearing hateful politics was too much to hope for.

TGizzLE ,

Wonderful!

My love for the nostalgia of the subject matter is good for about 30 min worth of attention, but I could (and do) listen to these friends talk for hours. Such fun!

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