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New Movie Chronicles a Special Time in Computer Game History

Imagine a game without graphics or sound. To succeed, all players need are reasonable spelling and typing skills -- not a speedy trigger finger or lightning-fast eye-hand coordination. Imagine something like this... "You wake up. The room is ... spinning very gently round your head. Or at least it would be if you could see it -- which you can't. It is pitch black." That is how the computer game version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy begins. Based on the famous book by Douglas Adams, the all-text game was released in 1984 by Infocom, Inc. At the time, Infocom was the king of the text ... (view more)

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