Play Infocom Games Online in Your Browser - Great Implementation!

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Infocom games have been among the earliest emulated games you could play online (Telnet anyone?), but this is one of the better looking browser-based implementations I've seen, complete with multiple same game releases! Check it out here.

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Eli Simpson (not verified)
Cool, but legal?

How long until this gets shut down? Seems like a pretty unambiguous copyright violation...

Bill Loguidice
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Maybe, maybe not...
Eli Simpson wrote:

How long until this gets shut down? Seems like a pretty unambiguous copyright violation...

There are SO many of them out there that have been around forever that I'd be shocked if it got shut down. I also wonder if Activision even cares about text adventures at this point.

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Mark Vergeer
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Very cool!

Excellent way to open up these great adventure games.

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Matt Barton
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As cool as it is, I know

As cool as it is, I know where Eli's coming from. I guess it might have been a case though where if they had approached Activision, they'd just been told "NO!" and then be watched. Really, Activision should have done something like this themselves a long time ago.

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Mark Vergeer
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Well better enjoy it while it lasts....

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Nathanael (not verified)
I expect they'll be up a while
Mark Vergeer wrote:

better enjoy it while it lasts

Eli Simpson wrote:

How long until this gets shut down?

Hi, all.

I'm the proprietor of the site in question. In the spirit of abandonware, to preserve Infocom for future generations, I've had the games up for online play (though not download) for over five years. To date I've heard nary a lawyerly peep from Activision.

That said, the page linked to in the OP is down now, but only because I took it down during a site rebuild. The games are still available for online play (though not every version). Just go to the site home page, drill down to the game you're interested in, and click the "Play Now!" link. Requires Java, of course.

I really need to put up a redirect at the old url.

--Nathanael
admin@accardi-by-the-sea.org

Nathanael (not verified)
I expect they'll be up a while
Mark Vergeer wrote:

better enjoy it while it lasts

Eli Simpson wrote:

How long until this gets shut down?

Hi, all.

I'm the proprietor of the site in question. In the spirit of abandonware, to preserve Infocom for future generations, I've had the games up for online play (though not download) for over five years. To date I've heard nary a lawyerly peep from Activision.

That said, the page linked to in the OP is down now, but only because I took it down during a site rebuild. The games are still available for online play (though not every version). Just go to the site home page, drill down to the game you're interested in, and click the "Play Now!" link. Requires Java, of course.

I really need to put up a redirect at the old url.

--Nathanael
admin@accardi-by-the-sea.org

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