Barbarian' Zork I: The Great Underground Empire Game History Provided Below. Prior to Infocom publishing software on their own, they went out of house to produce their first version of Zork I in 1979.
Zork was a massive success and allowed Infocom to grow into one of the most successful software publishing companies of the 80s.. Paving the path for the growth of the modern gaming industry. Personal Software published the earliest version of Zork on the TRS-80 model platforms in plastic baggies and on the Apple II platform in a small black cardboard box.Unlike the later Infocom package versions, the manual features a rendition of the Adventurer hero battling the troll in front of the classic white house. This boxed version is by far the hardest to find. You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. The item "Rare Boxed Apple II Barbarian Zork by Personal Software Vintage Infocom Zorkmid" is in sale since Friday, October 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Manuals & Merchandise". The seller is "up-da-ra" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.