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