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Zork: The Great Underground Empire

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avatar Sumner Redstone
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
Hello Sailor!

Well, this is it. THIS is what you guys didn't realize you were waiting for! Puzzle Solving! Treasure Hunting! Over TWO HUNDRED areas to explore! Are you up for the challenge?!

This is my tribute to Zork, the old text-based adventure game from Infocom, released WAY back in the good ol' 1980's. It`s a FULLY FUNCTIONAL recreation of Zork I, and I've endeavored earnestly to recreate the map, which I think I've done with some real success. The same with the puzzles - I feel like most of the logic puzzles are faithfully represented within, more or less!

This is my first ever attempt at a Minecraft adventure map, and I'm fairly proud of the results. It turned out much nicer than I really ever planned it to be. Please, download it and enjoy yourselves! Treasure hunting awaits!

Let me know how you like it. I'm open to all questions, comments and snide remarks you may have. I hope you enjoy it half as much as I enjoyed making it. If you do, tell a friend! And then tell their dads! You never can tell... they may actually remember what Zork is! If so, they may really enjoy walking around a virtually physical Zork that they only remember reading about, lol. It's all here.

Have fun, and please tell me how I can improve the experience. I'd love to hear what you have to say, and I am open to always making this map even better. This isn't in ANY way an attempt to "replace" or "update" the original Zork text game. This is merely one man's attempt at "building" it, a "Valentine" to the original, if you will. I highly encourage each and every one of you to hunt down the original and give it a try. It's a heck of a lot of fun in and of itself.

No cheating! You guys are much too smart to use any cheating. Good Luck!
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What version is it in?
I would love to know if anyone actually plays it through to the end, by hook or by crook, lol. It's not meant to be "swiftly conquered" as such, it's definitely a "long-form" game, so I don't expect any quick turn-arounds, but I'd like to know if anybody really sees it through to the end. The original could be quite frustrating sometimes, as it was designed to be, but this version is MUCH milder, for sure. Having said that, I hope it's not too frustrating for the uninitiated. I am always open to suggestions for improving any aspect. Thanks again!
  • Tra_kad
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  • November 25, 2016, 9:04 am
Mine god, I've actually been looking for a minecraft version of Zork for a long time, but no one has ever seemed to have thought of it before. I'm glad someone actually took the time to do something like this!

If you enjoyed making something like this, maybe you could try recreating more text adventures into minecraft, such as 'Cave Adventure' or 'Dreamhold'? I honestly think this could be a next-big-leap in Minecraft Adventure Map creation!
I'm certainly not the first person to have this idea, lol. In fact I "swiped" a few room designs from someone named "acristrix" who tried (quite successfully, in my opinion) the same thing a few years ago. Here's the link, but the last time I checked the download link was dead. 😕 (I go into this more in the "Credits Room", a place you find when you finish)


Another person named "Shwa" started his version of the map: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/maps/1465544-adv-zork-craft-1-0-release I didn't borrow anything from here, but it's totally worth mentioning!
We found our first major mistake! If you've downloaded the world before now, you will find an incomplete ladder in the Coal Mine. You can either switch to Creative and fix it yourself or download the updated link.
To those who have already downloaded it, thanks! And sorry for the inconvenience, lol!
Download is now available, we think! Let us know if there are any problems. Thanks!
We Are Working On Getting It Perfect So Stay Tuned For When It's Released!!!
I have Zork. It's a pretty cool game! Looking forward to playing your version!
Hope you like it!

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