A partnership between Infocom and Tom Snyder Productions has produced
INFOCOMICS, comic book adventures on computer software. The story lines
allow the user to follow any character's path, so different viewpoints
of the story can be told. Viewers can change characters when another
character has been encountered.
Only four of the computer's keys are needed to view
the story while each page turns automatically. Viewers use the space
bar and the arrow keys to fast forward, rewind, or stop the action, and
the return/enter key to change character paths.
The initial titles available include Lane Mastodon
vs. The Blubberman, a spoof of 1930s pulp science fiction; Gamma Force
in Pit of a Thousand Screams, a superhero tale of three aliens;
Zorkquest:: Assault on Egreth Castle,
a fantasy adventure about a
caravan of travelers controlled by an evil magician.
All three titles are available for the Apple II
series, the Commodore 64/128, and IBM PCs and compatibles for a
suggested retail price of $12 each.
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