This week, a Reddit link started going around the IF circles.
Zarf Updates posts:
“Wait,” I thought, “haven’t I seen that map before?” No, I had not. But I sort of had? Then I looked through my collection of Zork maps. Then I realized, oh no, I have a collection of Zork maps, and it’s incomplete.
Once Infocom began publishing Zork as a commercial product, there was an obvious market for hints. There was Infocom’s very first hint-book map. It was advertised within the game itself. An in-game note told you to write away to Infocom for “…the Movement Assistance Planner (MAP) and Hierarchical Information for Novice Treasure Seekers (HINTS)”.
Then, this week, Keith posted this updated version (above). This updates the layout yet again (where does one stuff the mazes?), and uses an isometric layout for an appropriately game-y sense of space. Note that the treasures have a *golden glow*.
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