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(Engadget)   You are standing at the podium on a great stage. You've just been awarded the DICE Pioneer Award. In front of you, beyond the blinding lights is an audience too young to know your work but applauds anyway. The pitch black back-stage is to your right   (engadget.com) divider line 40
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2012-12-20 08:33:06 PM
Careful, or you're liable to be eaten by a grue
 
2012-12-20 08:37:50 PM
go stage
 
2012-12-20 08:40:43 PM
For me the crowning moment of awesome was finally defeating that damned thief.
 
2012-12-20 08:53:55 PM
Hey! I'm not too young to know Zork!

I liked Planetfall and Hitchhiker's Guide better though.
 
2012-12-20 08:56:54 PM
Hickory Dickory Dock! OHHHH!
 
2012-12-20 09:02:08 PM
I never played Zork. I did play Adventure circa 1975 on a DEC mainframe using a line-printer terminal.

/I killed a dragon with my bare hands
//yes
///with my bare hands
 
2012-12-20 09:09:01 PM
I attack the darkness!!!!
 
2012-12-20 09:24:59 PM
"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike."

GAH! I hated that game.
 
2012-12-20 09:26:52 PM

MagSeven: Hickory Dickory Dock! OHHHH!


Your awawd is ovah heah now.
 
2012-12-20 09:50:47 PM
 
2012-12-20 10:06:18 PM
I have played the text adventure and the point-and-click Zork. Cut my teeth on that game. LOVE IT TO THIS DAY!!!

/I was not eaten by a grue
//placed the doormat under the door, knocked the key through the lock onto the mat, and pulled it back to me and retrieved the key
///eyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
 
2012-12-20 10:13:14 PM
i1127.photobucket.com

/keep hope alive
 
2012-12-20 10:13:49 PM
wrong thread
 
2012-12-20 10:14:19 PM

meat0918: Careful, or you're liable to be eaten by a grue


Can we put Bobby Kotick and John Riccitiello in the dark cave to be eaten by a grue?
 
2012-12-20 11:01:42 PM
Xyzzy, biatches
 
2012-12-20 11:12:03 PM
---v----v----v----v----v----v----v----v---
|                                        |
|          ||||||||||        LORD        |
>         !||||      |      DIMWIT       <
|         ||||    ---|     FLATHEAD      |
|         |||C     CC \\                 |
>          ||||       _\\                <
|           ||| (____|                   |
|            ||      |                   |
>             |______|       Our         <
|               /   \\    Excessive      |
|              /     \\     Leader       |
>             |       |                  <
|             |       |                  |
|                                        |
>    G.U.E. POSTAGE        3 Zorkmids    <
|                                        |
---^----^----^----^----^----^----^----^---
 
2012-12-20 11:15:11 PM
> look audience
 
2012-12-20 11:22:26 PM
You don't see any audience here.
 
2012-12-20 11:22:29 PM
Damn it! I need to find a lamp and the Grue repellent smells of burnt tires and only lasts 1 move!
 
2012-12-21 01:15:55 AM

Lord Dimwit: Xyzzy, biatches


Nothing happens, Mr. Flathead.
 
2012-12-21 01:47:34 AM
Came for xyzzy and grue references and was not disappointed...

/Werdna sux...
 
2012-12-21 02:06:58 AM
Trebor Sux!
 
2012-12-21 05:17:45 AM
Eaten by a Grue. Like I can find the farking key, to open the farking door, to get to the next Grue anyway!
 
2012-12-21 07:16:32 AM
A podium is a low stage. If it was on a stage it would be called a riser. You are referring to a lecturn, which would be placed on a podium, or even a stage.

\That is all
\\Why are you still on my lawn?
 
2012-12-21 07:37:37 AM
 
2012-12-21 08:34:36 AM
I once touched myself inappropriately while playing The Leather Goddesses of Phobos
 
2012-12-21 08:50:18 AM

Twilight Farkle: It is pitch dark.


Came for the same. Thanks!
Now it's stuck in my head and I didn't even listen. It's in heavy
rotation on my player.
 
2012-12-21 09:40:20 AM
GET farkING LAMP!
 
2012-12-21 10:11:21 AM
 
2012-12-21 10:16:04 AM
Awesome. Man, I loved that game on the trust ol' Commodore 64.

/Old
//Getting older
///on permanent lawn patrol
 
2012-12-21 10:43:58 AM

>open fridge
Opening the refrigerator reveals a two liter bottle of Classic Coke and a
cardboard carton.

>take carton
Taken.

>examine carton
This is a cardboard carton with an incomprehensible symbol scrawled on the top.

>examine symbol
It doesn't look like Chinese, English, or any other language you know. The
symbol is like nothing you've ever seen, and yet somehow you know it has
meaning.

>
 
2012-12-21 11:10:27 AM

LordOfThePings:
---v----v----v----v----v----v----v----v---
|                                        |
|          ||||||||||        LORD        |
>         !||||      |      DIMWIT       <
|         ||||    ---|     FLATHEAD      |
|         |||C     CC \\                 |
>          ||||       _\\                <
|           ||| (____|                   |
|            ||      |                   |
>             |______|       Our         <
|               /   \\    Excessive      |
|              /     \\     Leader       |
>             |       |                  <
|             |       |                  |
|                                        |
>    G.U.E. POSTAGE        3 Zorkmids    <
|                                        |
---^----^----^----^----^----^----^----^---


You rang?
 
2012-12-21 11:37:00 AM

Swoop1809: GET farkING LAMP!


A purple unicorn says "Okay, here ya go!"

i.imgur.com

You now have: a lamp, and a link to a Google tech talk presented by the creator of a 2-DVD documentary on the history of interactive fiction.
 
2012-12-21 11:53:04 AM
 
2012-12-21 12:39:48 PM
>xyzzy
You attempt to invoke your magical transportation ability to better navigate your way through this game's maze of twisty little passages, but soon realize two things: 1) you have no magical transportation ability, 2) this game has a whopping two rooms in it. Pound the pavement.


Congratulations! You've completed your assignment, learning all about the AIAS Pioneer Award winners for 2013, and put the trophy in a place of honor. Thanks for playing!

*** You have won ***

In that game you scored 350 out of a possible 350, in 35 turns.
 
2012-12-21 05:17:14 PM
 
2012-12-21 07:00:01 PM
Hello Sailor.

I know late to the party. just correcting an obvious oversight.
 
2012-12-21 09:13:16 PM

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Hello Sailor.

I know late to the party. just correcting an obvious oversight.


You were 69,105 seconds late, in fact.
 
2012-12-22 12:08:03 AM
LOOK UP

/MIGHT be obscure. Maybe.
//But for Fark, probably not.
 
2012-12-22 12:32:38 PM

Green Bastard: A podium is a low stage. If it was on a stage it would be called a riser. You are referring to a lecturn, which would be placed on a podium, or even a stage.

\That is all
\\Why are you still on my lawn?


"lectern"
 
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