Announcing: ZORK: MIMESIS

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Roger Giner-Sorolla

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Apr 15, 1996, 3:00:00 AM4/15/96
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By popular demand...

By way of apology to the rec.arts.int-fiction newsgroup ...

Act*v*s*on is proud to present ...

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The most GRITTILY ULTRA-REALISTIC, GRAPHICS-FREE interactive adventure
ever written.

ALL TEXT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL REALISM

EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT, ZOLA AND STEINBECK

The odyssey of ZORK: MIMESIS begins in a field behind a white house.
You climb in through an open window, take the water and sack lunch from
the table, go in the living room and move the rug aside to reveal -- a
blank floor!

(C'mon, get real -- how many houses have ELVEN SWORDS in the cabinet and
TRAP DOORS under the rug?)

Soon the owner of the house -- an underemployed, alcoholic bricklayer
-- is covering you with a shotgun as his unfaithful, neurotic wife dials
911. The puzzle-free, super-literary action continues as you are
funneled through the criminal justice system ...

>impress cellmate
You boast to your cellmate, saying, "I killed a Thief with his own
stiletto once, just to watch the bug."
The cellmate gnaws his gritty, grimy nails and eyes you warily.

... and on into the gripping Endgame, where under court-ordered
psychoanalysis, you'll confront the childhood traumas underlying your
irrational fears of the dark and brass-lantern fetish!

A bonus multimedia presentation, included with the game, offers Umberto
Eco's running commentary on the representational strategies implicit in
the narrative, with hypertext footnotes by Jacques Derrida.

==========PACKAGED ON A SPECIAL LOW-PRICED CD-ROM =============
===TOGETHER WITH MATT BARRINGER'S MASTERFUL POSTMODERN EPIC====
======== "FINNEGANS WAKE: AN INTERACTIVE MiSTING"==============

ORDER NOW! IT R00LS!


Tucker

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Apr 19, 1996, 3:00:00 AM4/19/96
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that was wonderful. i laughed my ass off. and later, i was dead serious
with similar symptoms. :)
but seriously... i loved it.


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