TCW Podcast Episode 101 - Infocom
We look at the short life of Infocom. A company that fell into the videogame sphere. Best known for their text adventure games, including the renowned game Zork. They started off as a company to keep creative minds together from MIT, and brought forth unique developments including using virtualization for video games. Due to lack of innovation, combined with its acquisition by Activision, the failure of their database Cornerstone, and saturating the market with a niche product; the company was closed down in the late 1980's. With a dedicated fan base in text adventures, Infocom's influence has been felt in some circles to the present day!
TCW084 - Time Shared: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/time-shared/
Colosal cave advcenture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3etkSoHrR8
Zork on a PDP-11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYng1yypNCA
Zork Example Play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNN4VPlRBJ8
Quick Explanation of Virtualization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XItj08D5KPk
What is Virtual Memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2quKyPnUShQ
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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode
Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love
Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/