Infocom masthead BACKGROUNDER
TECHNICAL SUPERIORITY, SKILLED WRITERS,

STABLE MANAGEMENT HAVE MADE INFOCOM, INC.

ONE OF THE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY'S BIGGEST SUCCESS STORIES


     Infocom, Inc. has its genesis in the prestigious M.I.T.

community, where a group of talented computer professionals

developed the advanced programming tools necessary for designing

and producing interactive fiction.

     Infocom's interactive fiction is a sophisticated product

which combines advanced computer technology with skilled fiction

writing. An interactive story the length of a short novel is

programmed onto a computer disk using Infocom's proprietary

development techniques. The user becomes the main character in

the story, influencing the course of events by responding to them

in the form of conversational English commands typed into the

computer.

    By developing and producing more than a dozen high-quality

interactive fiction titles, Infocom has gained national

recognition from such diverse publications as THE WALL STREET

JOURNAL, FAMILY COMPUTING, OMNI, PLAYBOY, TIME, PUBLISHER'S

WEEKLY, DISCOVER, AND PEOPLE.


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