37 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

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    • 4.8, 52 Ratings

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

    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
    Beyond Zork

    Beyond Zork

    What does it mean when Kay and Carrington discuss a game full of Christmas Tree Monsters and Cruel Puppets for over two hours, never once using the word "wacky" but often using the word "walkthrough"? It means it's time to load up on long-lasting snacks, and brace yourself for Beyond Zork.

    • 2 hr 36 min
    A Mind Forever Voyaging

    A Mind Forever Voyaging

    It's turtles all the way down as Kevin and Carrington discuss Infocom's A Mind Forever Voyaging: a computer simulation about a dystopian future in which a computer simulation finds out it is a computer simulation simulating dystopian futures.

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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!

Axis of Stevil ,

Feeding my inner nerd

I'm an ol' Infocom fan from the 1980s I have so many fond memories from hours (days, weels) playing Enchanter, Spellbreaker, Starcross, and a host of other games. Eaten by a Grue gives me an opportunity to relive those memories and listen to their discussions about the Infocom titles I didn't play. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone into text adventure games or simply wanting to enjoy a bit of nostalgia from their text gaming days in the 1980s. PS, Carrington has a sexy voice.

Scott Listener ,

The Past Is back!

What a great job these gentlemen do discussing classic games I have spent countless hours playing. A truly in-depth and honest look at some very difficult to navigate adventures. They are very respectful of spoilers as well. Great show!

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