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This is the original version of ZORK is called DUNGEON and is written in the MDL programming language by members of the MIT Dynamic Modeling Group. This is “Version MARCH 30” written in 1978 and is available under TOPS-20 on the XKL TOAD-2. ZORK was later released as a commercial product in 1980.


       Toad-2 at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, TOPS-20 Monitor 7(110131)-1
   Welcome to the Toad-2 System running TOPS-20 at Living Computers!
   Password: unguessablewords
    Job 27 on TTY30 13-Apr-2020  7:12PM
    Previous LOGIN: 13-Apr-2020  5:40PM
    End of COMAND.CMD.1
   The dungeon is available for exploring Monday thru Friday:
   	00:00 - 24:00
   It is also open weekends and holidays.
   Welcome to Dungeon.
   This version created March 30.
   You are in an open field west of a big white house, with a boarded
   front door.
   There is a small mailbox here.
   >open mailbox
   Opening the mailbox reveals a leaflet.
   >get leaflet
   >read leaflet
                           WELCOME TO DUNGEON
       DUNGEON is a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning.  In it
   you will explore some of the most amazing territory ever seen by
   mortal man. Hardened adventurers have run screaming from the terrors
   contained within!
       In DUNGEON the intrepid explorer delves into the forgotten
   secrets of a lost labyrinth deep in the bowels of the earth,
   searching for vast treasures long hidden from prying eyes, treasures
   guarded by fearsome monsters and diabolical traps!
       No PDP-10 should be without one!
       DUNGEON was created at the Programming Technology Division of the
   MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank,
   Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling.  It was inspired by the ADVENTURE
   game of Crowther and Woods, and Dungeons and Dragons, by Gygax and
   Arneson.  DUNGEON is written in MDL (alias MUDDLE).
       On-line information may be available using the HELP and INFO
   commands (most systems).
       Direct inquiries, comments, etc. by Net mail to DUNGEON@MIT-DMS.
         (c) Copyright 1978 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  
                          All rights reserved.
zork.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/14 15:46 by smj