It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Posted Fri, 12/10/2010 by Dave

It’s just about time to wind this one down. But before we get there, some old-school gaming references.

I tried to play Zork once or twice. I can appreciate it for what it is–truly a landmark title in adventure gaming, and also a gaming culture mainstay since. When it came time to write this comic, there were a number of games I could have referenced. NetHack would be near the top of the list for me, personally, but to be frank, for all its charm it doesn’t have the same mindshare as other period titles. King’s Quest would be next (I am most fond of, and familiar with, the Perils of Rosella). But graphical titles are a bit too advanced for the computer we’re (theoretically) dealing with here.

Zork it is. Good luck with that one, Time. Keep tryin’ to get ye flask.