A History Of Adventure Games, Get Lamp, Ready To GetS

Do you love computer adventure games? You know, Zork, Planetfall, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or anything that falls under the "interactive fiction" description or bears the Infocom label. Then get Get Lamp, a long-in-the-making documentary.

Jason Scott, who you may know from his BBS documentary, has been slaving away on this thing since 2005, interviewing adventure game luminaries and lovers of interactive fiction from Steve Meretzky to John Romero to others that only the most hardcore text adventure fan will know. I highly doubt you'll see a more interesting documentary about the meeting of computer games and literature this year, or maybe even ever.

Get Lamp: A Documentary About Adventures in Text spans two DVDs worth of "second person thinker" game history. It comes with a fancy commemorative coin and is 100% spoiler-free.

Get Lamp [Official Site]