Infocom (1979-1989) is recognized as the all-time leader in Interactive Fiction, releasing top-selling games and products that dominated the sales charts and still extend considerable influence and memory on the gaming industry. At times they were half of the top ten games being sold and were considered a flagship of the game industry. And then they were gone.
As part of the 2010 documentary GET LAMP, director Jason Scott talked to creators, management, fans and academics about the Infocom story, and produced this 45 minute overview of this unique and wonderful company.
Jason Scott on Twitter; http://twitter.com/textfiles
Patreon for Jason Scott's podcast: http://patreon.com/textfiles
To purchase the DVD of this and the other GET LAMP features, visit http://WWW.GETLAMP.COM.
Jason was also generous enough to post the unedited interviews of consenting participants: https://archive.org/details/getlamp-interviews
In particular I enjoyed
Debbie Norling, and the story of how they overrode the criteria for admission to a computer programming course for the blind
and Bob Supnik (ex-DEC) again!
Pretty sure Jason is sold out of DVDs and not getting any more produced, you’d have to ask him though.