Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 96 / MAY 1988 / PAGE 37

new products!

Computerized Comics
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; and 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.
    Infocom, 125 Cambridge Park Dr., Cambridge, MA 02140
Circle Reader Service Number 203.