Tag: Missed Classic

Missed Classic 60: Adventure in the 5th Dimension (1983)

Written by Joe Pranevich A funny thing happened on the way to Wishbringer…  As we start into 1985 in our Infocom marathon, we need to bring one new and influential game designer into focus: Brian Moriarty. Mr. Moriarty is the designer behind Wishbringer, as well as Trinity (which I know […]

Missed Classic: Hitchhiker’s Guide – Won! And Final Rating

Written by Joe Pranevich I did it! With your help, I conquered The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! This has been my fifteenth Infocom adventure and certainly one of the tougher ones, but thankfully Voltgloss and some Invisiclues were around to put me back on track. I leave this game […]

Missed Classic: Hitchhiker’s Guide – Arthur Who? (Request for Assistance)

Written by Joe Pranevich Let’s mix our time travel metaphors! If you’ve ever seen Doctor Who, you know that the adventure of the Doctor and his companions are fairly random. They travel from world to world, from time to time, solving problems and having adventures. They also spend a great […]

Missed Classic: Hitchhiker’s Guide – Improbable Mission

Written by Joe Pranevich Welcome back! Last week, I successfully defeated the Vogons, retrieved the elusive babel fish, and managed to secure an atomic vector plotter before being jettisoned out of an airlock. Not bad for a Thursday! This week, I will be picking up the thread just after passing […]

Missed Classic 57: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1984)

Written by Joe Pranevich Infocom may have been the masters of text adventures, but they aspired to more. They wanted to be “interactive fiction”, to have the recognition that gaming could be an art form on the same level of a good book. To this end, they pursued authors, most […]

Missed Classic 56: The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

Written by Joe Pranevich   In the mid-1980s, Douglas Adams’s career was firing on all cylinders. A comic writer since college, best known for his collaborations with Graham Chapman and Monty Python’s Flying Circus, he was writing for classic Doctor Who at arguably its creative height and had just launched […]