April 19, 2009

Meretzky on Infocom

by Nick Montfort · , 11:04 pm

In Steve Meretzky’s interview with Technology Review, he talks about how he got started at the company, the z-machine, how technologically advanced Infocom’s software was, and how important it was that games there were individual efforts.

2 Responses to “Meretzky on Infocom”


  1. josemanuel Says:

    I fully agree with this: «One thing that helped was [that] a game really was one person’s effort. It was much easier for one individual to put their stamp of vision and direction onto a game. Since the cost of developing a game was so much less, companies could really afford to be more experimental.»

    By the way, what does SM ’79 (or ’98 or ’04) stand for?

  2. Nick Montfort Says:

    SM stands for Master of Science (in Latin).

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