Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
The Zork Trilogy is set in the ruins of an ancient empire lying far underground. You, a dauntless treasure-hunter, are venturing into this dangerous land in search of wealth and adventure. Many strange tales have been told of the fabulous treasure, exotic creatures, and diabolical puzzles in the Great Underground Empire.
Packaging DetailsThe Personal Software version of Zork I was simply called Zork. It came in a plastic zip-lock bag containing the disk and a 36-page booklet.
The old "Folio" packaging of Zork I consisted of a blister pack (i.e. card with plastic tray) with either 5.25" disks or 8" disks. The only documentation was a piece of paper with the instructions.
The re-release of Zork I used the standard box format which consisted of a grey box with coloured horizontal stripes. It contained "The GUE: A History" by Froboz Munbar, an instruction manual, and a map.
The release of the Zork Trilogy included all three Zorks, "The GUE:
A History" by Froboz Munbar, a zorkmid, a map, a Bozbarland travel brochure,
a Grayslopes travel brochure, a stock certificate, and a letter from the
Chairman of the Board of FrobozzCo.
This page was freely adapted from Peter Scheyen's excellent Infocom Site