Good news and bad news for older gamer cats who remember when adventure games were played with words: Zork, the greatest of all old-school text adventures is coming back! That's the good news. The bad news is, it's going to be a "casual, browser-based MMO" as opposed to the huge-budget blockbuster the Zork mythos deserves.
Legends of Zork is "designed to provide gamers with a casual MMO game they can play on their laptop, desktop or Apple iPhone (in school, work, or on the bus)."
The plot goes like so:
The Great Underground Empire has recently fallen and the land is in disarray. The Royal Treasury has been sacked. The stock market has collapsed, leading even mighty FrobozzCo International to fire employees from throughout its subsidiaries. A craze of treasure-hunting has swept through the remnants of the Great Underground Empire. The New Zork Times reports that trolls, kobolds and other dangerous creatures are venturing far from their lairs. Adventurers and monsters are increasingly coming into conflict over areas rich with loot. It's a dangerous time to be a newly-unemployed traveling salesman, but it's also a great time to try a bit of adventuring.
Bringing Zork back from the dead is out of left field, eh? Is there any series or game you'd love to see an update of?