Zork

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Zork is a series of three text adventures from the 1980s.

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. (famous first line)


It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.


The trap door crashes shut, and you hear someone barring it.


This is part of a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.


Suddenly, the rainbow appears to become solid and, I venture, walkable (I think the giveaway was the stairs and bannister).


>Drink Water

Thank you very much. I was rather thirsty (from all this talking, probably).


>Eat garlic

What the heck! You won't make any friends this way, but nobody around here is to friendly anyhow. Gulp!


>pray

If you pray enough, your prayers may be answered.


>jump

Very good. Now you can go to the second grade. [Or] Wheeeeeee!!!!! [Or] Do you expect me to applaud?