Guide to the Steven Meretzky papers relating to computer game design and interactive fiction history, 1978-2009 M1730

Finding aid prepared by Eric Kaltman, Revised by Charlotte Thai
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
2014


Title: Steven Meretzky Papers
Identifier/Call Number: M1730
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 43.5 Linear feet (54 boxes, 1 flat box, 6 map folders, 1 map tube)
Date (inclusive): Circa 1978-2009
Abstract: The papers include design and game development documents, correspondence, paper files, electronic games, magazines, data disks, original game package artwork, PR and marketing materials, and miscellaneous electronic game industry memorabilia.
Creator: Meretzky, Steve

Boffo Games, Inc.

Related resource: Boffo Games collection, 1993-1996. Stanford University Libraries.

Biographical Note

Steven Meretzky was born on May 1, 1957 in Yonkers, NY. He attended MIT in 1975 in pursuit of an architecture career, and was majoring in construction management when he changed his career goals to focus on computer game development. His roommate at the time, Mike Dornbrook, was working as the first and only game tester for Infocom, a computer game publisher specializing in text adventures (aka “interactive fiction”) titles. Interactive fiction games are controlled by the player through a text-based parser, which interprets simple instructions that the player types into the computer, such as “get lamp.” Dornbrook was play testing the title Zork I in their living room on an Apple II computer, recording any programming bugs, and Meretzky assisted (unpaid) because of his interest in the game. Dornbrook eventually left to attend business school, leaving Infocom in need of a new game tester. In 1981, Marc Blank, Infocom’s VP of Development, hired Meretzky to fill the vacated position. Meretzky worked as a game tester for one year and then was offered the opportunity to develop his first game, Planetfall, which was released in 1983.
He went on to develop dozens of classic Infocom titles during the 1980s, including A Mind Forever Voyaging, Sorcerer, and Zork Zero, eventually gaining entry into the Science Fiction Writers of America (one of only two game writers admitted, the other being Dave Lebling, another Infocom employee). Infocom was a leading creator of interactive fiction computer games during the 1980s, gaining a reputation for high quality packaging design, programming, and writing. In 1984 Meretzky had his most famous collaboration with Douglas Adams, on the computer game version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He has been involved in almost every aspect of game development, from writing to design to quality assurance and product design.
Sources:
Montfort, Nick. Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005

Scope and Contents

The papers include design and game development documents, correspondence, paper files, electronic games, magazines, data disks, original game package artwork, PR and marketing materials, and miscellaneous electronic game industry memorabilia.
This collection is arranged into 9 series.
Series 1. Developed Games: This series contains computer discs and software packaging materials that are related to games developed by companies where Steven Meretzky worked. These include titles by Infocom, Inc. and Boffo Games, Inc. The computer discs are formatted for use on a variety of computing platforms, such as the Apple II, Atari 810, Macintosh, and IBM. There is also one arcade board, for the game Big Rig.
Series 2. Personal Games: This series contains a single game, Return to Zork, which was published by Activision.
Series 3. Design Notebooks: These design notebooks are arranged into 36 subseries, arranged alphabetically by game title. They include textual materials, technical specifications, artwork, scripts, financial data, and other documents generated during the game design process.
Series 4. Paper Files: This series is arranged into 16 subseries. Papers include artwork (character sketches, box cover art, maps, and environnment concepts), business documents (corporate logos, web pages, marketing materials, letterheads, human resources materials, and memos), technical documents (ZIL engine, R-Mode Editor), correspondence, newsletters, books, drafts of novels, playthrough notes, hintbooks, posters, and conference materials.
Series 5. Born-digital Materials: This series consists of backups on computer discs, including saved games from Simcity Mac 1.1 1989, audio from Boffo Games ( Hodj 'n' Podj, The Space Bar, etc.), different versions of Infocom games, and assorted game design documents. Note: This Series is CLOSED UNTIL PROCESSED.
Series 6. Periodicals: The Periodicals series contains three subseries. Subseries 1 contains issues from the Journal of Computer Game Design published between June 1987-August 1996. Subseries 2 contains issues from Questbusters: The Adventurer's Journal published between August 1991 and May 1996. Subseries 3 contains issues from the Compuer Game Developers Association Report published between 1994 and 1998.
Series 7. Realia/Ephemera: This series contains realia/ephemera related to game publisher Infocom, Inc.
Series 8. Magnetic Tape Media: This series contains magnetic tape media including audio and videotapes from the Game Developer's Conference, a videotape of the demos for the game The Space Bar, and audio cassette tapes containing audio from the games Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2, Hodj 'n' Podj, Reverse Alien, and The Space Bar.
Series 9. Photographic Scans of Selected Documents: Hard drives were given to Stanford University by Jason Scott, who scanned materials in the Steven Meretzky papers (M1730) before they were donated to the Stanford University Libraries. Jason described the materials that Meretzky provided to him as a "collection of influential writings and behind the scenes artifacts that a serious student of games and self-proposed archive of gaming materials would have to acknowledge as a world-class library." (Source: Jason Scott's weblog, (http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/1357) The scanned items provide background on both business practice and game development at Infocom, Activision, and other companies for which Steve Meretzky worked during his illustrious career as a game designer.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Steven Meretzky, 2009. Accession 2009-304. Gift of Steven Meretzky, 2013. Accession 2013-216.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Access to Collection

Open for research, except that born-digital materials in Series 9. are CLOSED UNTIL PROCESSED. Physical boxes can be paged for use through Searchworks. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Scans of selected documents from Series 9 are available through the media cart (dedicated offline computers) inside the Green Library reading room.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Activision, Inc.
Adams, Douglas
Blank, Marc
Boffo Games, Inc.
Infocom, Inc.
Lebling, Dave
Computer games--Design.
Computer games--History.
Computer games--Programming.

 

Series 1: Developed Games

Scope and Contents

This series contains computer discs and software packaging materials that are related to games developed by companies where Steven Meretzky worked. These include titles by Infocom, Inc. and Boffo Games, Inc. The computer discs are formatted for use on a variety of computing platforms, such as the Apple II, Atari 810, Macintosh, and IBM. There is also one arcade board, for the game Big Rig.
Box 42

Leather Goddesses of Phobos, Macintosh 1988

Box 42

Zork I, Macintosh 1988

Box 42

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Macintosh

Box 42

Planetfall, Macintosh

Box 42

Sorcerer (Box Only) 1984

Box 42

Leather Goddesses of Phobos, Apple II

Box 42

Sorcerer, Atari 810

Box 42

Planetfall, DEC Rainbow

Box 42

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Atari 810 or 1050 disk

Box 42

Planetfall (Box Only)

Box 42

A Mind Forever Voyaging, Apple II

Box 42

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Box Only)

Box 42

Planetfall (Box Only)

Box 42

Hodj 'n' Podj, Windows 3.1

Box 43

Hodj 'n' Podj, Macintosh

Box 43

Superhero League of Hoboken, MS-DOS 5.0 1994

Box 43

Spellcasting Party Pak, MS-DOS

Box 43

Spellcasting 301 Spring Break, MS-DOS

Box 43

Space Bar, The, Windows 95, Macintosh PPC 6100 and greater

Box 43

Spellcasting 101 Sorcerer's Get All the Girls, IBM PC/XT/AT/PS1/PS2

Box 43

Spellcasting 201 The Sorcerer's Appliance, IBM, Tandy, MS-DOS

Box 43

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender, IBM PC

Box 43

Four-in-one Infocom Sampler - Zork I, Witness, Infidel, Witness, Planetfall, Macintosh

Box 42

Wishbringer, Macintosh 1988

Box 42

Lane Mastodon vs. the Blubbermen (Box Only) 1988

Box 48

Big Rig (Arcade Board)

 

Series 2: Personal Games

Scope and Contents

This series contains a single game, Return to Zork, which was published by Activision.
Box 55

Return To Zork

 

Series 3: Design Notebooks

Scope and Contents

These design notebooks are arranged into 36 subseries, arranged alphabetically by game title. They include textual materials, technical specifications, artwork, scripts, financial data, and other documents generated during the game design process.
 

Subseries 1: Big Rig

Box 19, Folder 6

Big Rig - Errata

Box 19, Folder 7-8

Big Rig - Scenario (2 folders)

Box 19, Folder 10

Big Rig - Technical

Box 19, Folder 11

Big Rig - Art

 

Subseries 2: Earth Girls Are Easy

Box 19, Folder 12

Earth Girls Are Easy - Movie Script

Box 16, Folder 13

Earth Girls Are Easy - Scenario

Box 16, Folder 14

Earth Girls Are Easy - Financials

 

Subseries 3: Foundation Trader

Box 31, Folder 1

Foundation Trader - Scenario

Box 31, Folder 2

Foundation Trader - Netrek Unleashed

Box 31, Folder 3

Foundation Trader - Tour de Sol

Box 31, Folder 4

Foundation Trader - Shockwave

Box 31, Folder 5

Foundation Trader - Design Doc

 

Subseries 4: Germ Warfare

Box 33, Folder 2

Germ Warfare - Background

Box 33, Folder 3

Germ Warfare - Art

Box 33, Folder 4

Germ Warfare - Legal / Financial

Box 33, Folder 5

Germ Warfare - Design

Box 33, Folder 6

Germ Warfare - Technical

Box 33, Folder 7

Germ Warfare - Graphics

Box 33, Folder 8

Germ Warfare - Correspondence

 

Subseries 5: Hercules Mt. Olympus

Box 24, Folder 3

Hercules Mt. Olympus - Concept Document

Box 24, Folder 2

Hercules Movie Sketches

Box 24, Folder 1

Hercules Movie Script

Box 24, Folder 4

Hercules Mt. Olympus - Information Packet

Box 24, Folder 5

Hercules Mt. Olympus - Background

Box 24, Folder 6

Hercules Mt. Olympus - Concept Docs

Box 24, Folder 7

Hercules Mt. Olympus - Environs and Chars

Box 24, Folder 8

Hercules Mt. Olympus - Adventure Stuff

Box 24, Folder 9

Hercules Mt. Olympus - Business

 

Subseries 6: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Box 13, Folder 7

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Articles and Reviews

Box 13, Folder 8

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Errata

Box 13, Folder 9

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Scenario

Box 13, Folder 10

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Marketing and PR

Box 13, Folder 11

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Manual and Browsies

Box 13, Folder 12

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Commands and Playthrough

Box 13, Folder 13

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Hintbook Stuff

Box 13, Folder 14

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Scenario) - Compilations

 

Subseries 7: Hodj 'n' Podj

Box 13, Folder 1

Hodj 'n' Podj Mini-Game Design - Mini-Games

Box 13, Folder 2

Hodj 'n' Podj Mini-Game Design - Misc.

Box 13, Folder 3

Hodj 'n' Podj Mini-Game Design - Riddles

Box 13, Folder 4

Hodj 'n' Podj Mini-Game Design - TH GESNG GAM

Box 13, Folder 5

Hodj 'n' Podj Mini-Game Design - Cryptograms

Box 13, Folder 6

Hodj 'n' Podj Mini-Game Design - Word Search

Box 14, Folder 1

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Intro Movie

Box 14, Folder 2

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Meta-Game

Box 14, Folder 3

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Memos

Box 14, Folder 4

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Scheduling

Box 14, Folder 5

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Financial

Box 14, Folder 6

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Technical

Box 14, Folder 7

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Art

Box 14, Folder 8

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Music / Sound

Box 14, Folder 9

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Packaging

Box 14, Folder 10

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Marketing

Box 14, Folder 11

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Reviews

Box 14, Folder 12

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Mac Conversion

Box 14, Folder 13

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Testing

Box 14, Folder 14

Hodj 'n' Podj All but Mini-Games - Geography

Box 17, Folder 16

Hodj 'n' Podj - All but Mini-Games - Errata

Box 17, Folder 17

Hodj 'n' Podj - All but Mini-Games - Virgin Datasheet

Box 17, Folder 18

Hodj 'n' Podj - All but Mini-Games - Design

Box 42, Folder 1

Hodj 'n' Podj - Packaging

Box 47, Folder 2

Hodj 'n' Podj - All but Mini-Games - HAPI.MPP

 

Subseries 8: Infocomix

Box 8, Folder 4

Infocomix: Lane Mastodon #1

Box 8, Folder 5

Infocomix: Zork

Box 8, Folder 3

Infocomix: Pit of 1000 Screams

Box 8, Folder 6

Infocomix: Planetfall

Box 8, Folder 7

Infocomix: General

 

Subseries 9: Kitt 'n' Kaboodul

Box 21, Folder 13

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Design

Box 21, Folder 14

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Geography

Box 21, Folder 15

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Errata

Box 22, Folder 

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Mini Games

Box 22, Folder 1

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Word Search

Box 22, Folder 2

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Anagrams

Box 22, Folder 3

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Progressions

Box 22, Folder 4

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Trivia

Box 22, Folder 5

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Word Equations

Box 22, Folder 6

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Art

Box 22, Folder 7

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Audio

Box 22, Folder 8

Kitt 'n' Kaboodul - Legal / Financial

 

Subseries 10: Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Box 10, Folder 1

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Word List

Box 10, Folder 2

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Compilations

Box 10, Folder 3

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Outside Testing

Box 10, Folder 4

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Hint Booklet

Box 10, Folder 5

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Articles and Reviews

Box 10, Folder 6

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Public Relations

Box 10, Folder 7

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Manual

Box 10, Folder 9

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Scenario

Box 10, Folder 8

Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Scenario) - Packaging

 

Subseries 11: Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2

Box 10, Folder 10

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Articles

Box 10, Folder 11

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Testing

Box 10, Folder 12

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Artwork

Box 10, Folder 13

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Technical

Box 10, Folder 14

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Legal

Box 10, Folder 15

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Chronologies

Box 11, Folder 11

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Dialogs

Box 11, Folder 10

Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Scenario

 

Subseries 12: Mind Forever Voyaging, A

Box 11, Folder 1

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Compilations

Box 11, Folder 2

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Scenario

Box 11, Folder 3

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Testing

Box 11, Folder 4

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Manual / Browsies

Box 11, Folder 5

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Packaging

Box 11, Folder 6

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Articles / Reviews

Box 11, Folder 7

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Marketing / Public Relations

Box 11, Folder 8

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Hintbook

Box 11, Folder 9

Mind Forever Voyaging, A - Decoder Prototypes

 

Subseries 13: Minute Mysteries

Box 18, Folder 27

Minute Mysteries - Scenario

Box 18, Folder 26

Minute Mysteries - Correspondence

 

Subseries 14: Money Game

Box 20, Folder 13

Money Game - Early Notes

Box 20, Folder 14

Money Game - Art Direction

Box 20, Folder 15

Money Game - Geography

Box 20, Folder 16

Money Game - Overview

Box 20, Folder 17

Money Game - Gameplay Script

Box 20, Folder 18

Money Game - Events

Box 20, Folder 19

Money Game - Objects

Box 20, Folder 20

Money Game - AdZaps / Z-Buddies

Box 20, Folder 21

Money Game - Memos and Mail

Box 20, Folder 22

Money Game - Legal / Financial

Box 47, Folder 3

Money Game - Junior Net Backups

 

Subseries 15: Planetfall

Box 15, Folder 12

Planetfall (Scenario) - Misc. GR Stuff

Box 15, Folder 13

Planetfall (Scenario) - Errata, Packaging, Posters

Box 12, Folder 1

Planetfall (Scenario) - Compilations

Box 12, Folder 2

Planetfall (Scenario) - Scenario

Box 12, Folder 3

Planetfall (Scenario) - Manual, Diary, Hintbook

Box 12, Folder 4

Planetfall (Scenario) - Reviews, Articles

Box 12, Folder 5

Planetfall (Scenario) - Outside Testing

Box 40, Folder 7

Planetfall Cover Mock Up

 

Subseries 16: Planetfall 3

Box 15, Folder 1

Planetfall 3 - Background

Box 15, Folder 2

Planetfall 3 - Story

Box 15, Folder 3

Planetfall 3 - Geography

Box 15, Folder 4

Planetfall 3 - Characters

Box 15, Folder 5

Planetfall 3 - Puzzles

Box 15, Folder 6

Planetfall 3 - Scenes

Box 15, Folder 7

Planetfall 3 - Objects

Box 15, Folder 8

Planetfall 3 - Dialogs

Box 15, Folder 9

Planetfall 3 - PR

Box 15, Folder 10

Planetfall 3 - Legal / Financial

Box 15, Folder 11

Planetfall 3 - Art and Music

 

Subseries 17: Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Box 31, Folder 18

Restaurant at the End of the Universe

 

Subseries 18: Reverse Alien

Box 22, Folder 9

Reverse Alien - Scenario

Box 22, Folder 10

Reverse Alien - Geography

Box 22, Folder 11

Reverse Alien - Puzzles

Box 22, Folder 13

Reverse Alien - Character / Dialogs

Box 22, Folder 12

Reverse Alien - Objects

Box 22, Folder 14

Reverse Alien - Interface

Box 22, Folder 15

Reverse Alien - Phase I

Box 22, Folder 16

Reverse Alien - Phase II

Box 22, Folder 16

Reverse Alien - Legal / Financial

Box 22, Folder 18

Reverse Alien - Technical

Box 22, Folder 19

Reverse Alien - Art

Box 22, Folder 20

Reverse Alien - Sound

 

Subseries 19: Scumbags

Box 19, Folder 1

Scumbags - Errata

Box 19, Folder 2

Scumbags - Background

Box 19, Folder 3

Scumbags - Design

Box 19, Folder 4

Scumbags - Financial

Box 19, Folder 5

Scumbags - Art

 

Subseries 20: SimElection

Box 20, Folders 1-2

SimElection - Design (2 folders)

Box 20, Folder 3

SimElection - Issues

Box 20, Folder 4

SimElection - Candidate Data

Box 20, Folder 5

SimElection - State Data

Box 20, Folder 6

SimElection - Year by Year Data

Box 20, Folder 7

SimElection - Art and Video

Box 20, Folder 8

SimElection - Technical

Box 20, Folder 9

SimElection - Memos, Agendas, Etc.

Box 20, Folder 10

SimElection - Legal / Financial

Box 20, Folder 11

SimElection - Errata

Box 20, Folder 11-12

SimElection - Scheduling (2 folders)

 

Subseries 21: Smartacus

Box 30, Folder 11

Smartacus - Feedback

Box 30, Folder 12

Smartacus - Level Design

Box 30, Folder 13

Smartacus - Sales Data

Box 30, Folder 14

Smartacus - Art

Box 30, Folder 15

Smartacus - Planning and Design

Box 30, Folder 16

Smartacus - Design

Box 30, Folder 17

Smartacus - Errata

 

Subseries 22: Sorceror

Box 12, Folder 7

Sorcerer - Errata and Infotaters

Box 12, Folder 6

Sorcerer - Reviews, Articles, Etc.

Box 12, Folder 8

Sorcerer - Scenario

Box 12, Folder 9

Sorcerer - Compilations

Box 12, Folders 10-11

Sorcerer - Manual, Codes, Hintbook (2 folders)

Box 12, Folder 12

Sorcerer - Misc. GR Stuff and Enchanter II

Box 12, Folder 13

Sorcerer - Outside Testing

 

Subseries 23: Space Bar, The

Box 26, Folder 1

Space Bar, The - Credits

Box 26, Folder 2

Space Bar, The - Manual

Box 26, Folder 3

Space Bar, The - Testing

Box 26, Folder 4

Space Bar, The - Articles

Box 26, Folder 5

Space Bar, The - PR

Box 26, Folder 6

Space Bar, The - Misc. Marketing

Box 26, Folder 7

Space Bar, The - Web

Box 26, Folder 8

Space Bar, The - Ads

Box 26, Folder 9

Space Bar, The - Creative Blueprint

Box 26, Folder 10

Space Bar, The - Focus Groups

Box 26, Folder 11

Space Bar, The - Demos

Box 26, Folder 12

Space Bar, The - Packaging

Box 27, Folder 1

Space Bar, The - Design Milestone 1 June 9, 1995

Box 27, Folder 2

Space Bar, The - Design Milestone 2 June 29, 1995

Box 27, Folder 3

Space Bar, The - Design Milestone 3 September 6, 1995

Box 27, Folder 4

Space Bar, The - Archive

Box 27, Folder 5

Space Bar, The - DUB Summary

Box 27, Folder 6

Space Bar, The - Art - Art Specs

Box 27, Folder 8

Space Bar, The - Art - Art Direction

Box 27, Folder 9

Space Bar, The - Art - DUB Memos

Box 27, Folder 10

Space Bar, The - Art - Imagination Works Memos

Box 27, Folder 11

Space Bar, The - Art - Internal Memos

Box 27, Folder 12

Space Bar, The - Art - Misc.

Box 27, Folder 13

Space Bar, The - Art - "The Bible"

Box 27, Folder 14

Space Bar, The - Art - General Database

Box 27, Folder 15

Space Bar, The - Art - Thirsty Tent

Box 27, Folder 16

Space Bar, The - Art - Auditon

Box 27, Folder 17

Space Bar, The - Art - Kur' Pupu

Box 27, Folder 18

Space Bar, The - Art - Neblitz / Saliv

Box 27, Folder 19

Space Bar, The - Art - Vedj

Box 27, Folder 20

Space Bar, The - Art - Vildroid

Box 27, Folder 21

Space Bar, The - Art - Zzazzel

Box 28, Folder 1

Space Bar, The - Creative - Technical

Box 28, Folder 2

Space Bar, The - Creative - Interface Art

Box 28, Folder 3

Space Bar, The - Creative - Audio

Box 28, Folder 4

Space Bar, The - Creative - Music

Box 28, Folder 5

Space Bar, The - Creative - Random Crap

Box 28, Folder 6

Space Bar, The - Creative - Schedules

Box 28, Folder 7

Space Bar, The - Creative - Legal / Financial

Box 28, Folder 8

Space Bar, The - Design - Meta Game

Box 28, Folder 9

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Bok's Note

Box 28, Folder 10

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Storyline

Box 28, Folder 11

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Meta Puzzles

Box 28, Folder 12

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Gambling

Box 28, Folder 13

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Drinks

Box 28, Folder 14

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Entry Vestibule

Box 28, Folder 15

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Residue Printing /Log

Box 28, Folder 16

Space Bar, The - Meta Game - Misc. Metagame

Box 28, Folder 17

Space Bar, The - Design - Auditon

Box 28, Folder 18

Space Bar, The - Design - Neblitz / Salivraster

Box 28, Folder 19

Space Bar, The - Design - Sraffran

Box 28, Folder 20

Space Bar, The - Design - Trisecks

Box 28, Folder 21

Space Bar, The - Design - Vedj

Box 28, Folder 22

Space Bar, The - Design - Vildroid

Box 28, Folder 23

Space Bar, The - Design - Zzazzel

Box 29, Folder 1

Space Bar, The - Creative - Interface

Box 29, Folder 2

Space Bar, The - Creative - Races and Characters

Box 29, Folder 3

Space Bar, The - Creative - Geography

Box 29, Folder 4

Space Bar, The - Creative - Background

Box 29, Folder 5

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Concept / Story

Box 29, Folder 6

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Geography

Box 29, Folder 7

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Meta-Game

Box 29, Folder 8

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Flashbacks

Box 29, Folder 9

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Puzzles

Box 29, Folder 10

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Objects

Box 29, Folder 11

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Characters

Box 29, Folder 12

Space Bar, The - Final Doc - Art and Audio

Box 29, Folder 13

Space Bar, The - Copies of Ron Cobb's Sketches

Box 29, Folder 14

Space Bar, The - Universe Awards

Box 29, Folder 15

Space Bar, The - Sell Sheets

Box 29, Folder 16

Space Bar, The - PR - Errata

Box 31, Folder 15

Space Bar, The - TV Show

Box 33, Folder 11

Space Bar - Sales and Marketing Stuff

Box 33, Folder 10

Space Bar - Development Docs

Box 47, Folder 4

Boffo Games Press Kit - Space Bar

 

Subseries 24: Space Bar II, The

Box 31, Folder 8

Space Bar II, The

 

Subseries 25: Spellcasting 101

Box 16, Folder 1

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Hint

Box 16, Folder 2

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Articles / Reviews

Box 16, Folder 3

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Packaging

Box 16, Folder 4

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Bugs / Current

Box 16, Folder 5

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Art

Box 16, Folder 6

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Compilations

Box 16, Folder 7

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - System

Box 16, Folder 8

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Scenario

Box 16, Folder 9

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Legal

Box 16, Folder 10

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Errata

Box 16, Folders 11-12

Spellcasting 101 (Scenario) - Bugs (2 folders)

 

Subseries 26: Spellcasting 201

Box 18, Folder 18

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Scenario

Box 18, Folder 19

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Legal

Box 18, Folder 20

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Art / Music

Box 18, Folder 21

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Testing

Box 18, Folder 22

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Packaging

Box 18, Folder 23

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Schedules

Box 18, Folder 24

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Articles / Reviews

Box 18, Folder 25

Spellcasting 201 (Scenario) - Hints

 

Subseries 27: Spellcasting 301

Box 18, Folder 10

Spellcasting 301 - Scenario

Box 18, Folder 11

Spellcasting 301 - Art / Music

Box 18, Folder 12

Spellcasting 301 - Testing

Box 18, Folder 13

Spellcasting 301 - Legal

Box 18, Folder 14

Spellcasting 301 - Technical

Box 18, Folder 15

Spellcasting 301 - Packaging

Box 18, Folder 16

Spellcasting 301 - Hints

Box 18, Folder 17

Spellcasting 301 - Articles / Reviews

 

Subseries 28: Stationfall

Box 17, Folder 7

Stationfall - Compilations

Box 17, Folder 8

Stationfall - Scenario

Box 17, Folder 9

Stationfall - Current Bugs

Box 17, Folder 10

Stationfall - Packaging

Box 17, Folder 11

Stationfall - Manual

Box 17, Folder 12

Stationfall - Public Relations

Box 17, Folder 13

Stationfall - Articles / Reviews

Box 17, Folder 14

Stationfall - Outside Testing

Box 17, Folder 15

Stationfall - Hintbook

 

Subseries 29: Superhero League of Hoboken

Box 21, Folder 1

Superhero League of Hoboken - Technical

Box 21, Folder 2

Superhero League of Hoboken - Scenario

Box 21, Folder 3

Superhero League of Hoboken - Geography

Box 21, Folder 4

Superhero League of Hoboken - Legal / Financial

Box 21, Folder 5

Superhero League of Hoboken - Memos, Etc.

Box 21, Folder 6

Superhero League of Hoboken - Art / Music

Box 21, Folder 7

Superhero League of Hoboken - Testing

Box 21, Folder 8

Superhero League of Hoboken - Hintbook

Box 21, Folder 9

Superhero League of Hoboken - Background

Box 21, Folder 10

Superhero League of Hoboken - Packaging

Box 21, Folder 11

Superhero League of Hoboken - Marketing

Box 21, Folder 12

Superhero League of Hoboken - Reviews

Tube 1

Superhero League of Hoboken Reference Maps [1 of 5]

Map-Folder 2

Superhero League of Hoboken Reference Maps [2 of 5]

Box 40, Folder 9

Superhero League of Hoboken Reference Maps [3 of 5]

Map-Folder 4

Superhero League of Hoboken Reference Maps [4 of 5]

Map-Folder 5

Superhero League of Hoboken Reference Maps [5 of 5]

 

Subseries 30: Titanic

Box 8, Folder 8

Titanic: Art

Box 8, Folder 9

Titanic: Background Info

Box 8, Folder 10

Titanic: Scenario

Box 8, Folder 11

Titanic: Design Treatment - December 1995

Box 8, Folder 12

Titanic: Research Correspondence & Errata

Box 42

Titanic: Errata

 

Subseries 31: Warcraft Adventures

Box 29, Folder 17

Warcraft Adventures

 

Subseries 32: Wellspring

Box 25, Folder 1

Wellspring (Design) - Background

Box 25, Folder 2

Wellspring (Design) - Concept

Box 25, Folder 3

Wellspring (Design) - Design Notes

Box 25, Folder 4

Wellspring (Design) - Full Design

Box 25, Folder 5

Wellspring (Design) - Feedback

Box 25, Folder 6

Wellspring (Design) - Business Plan

 

Subseries 33: Wind in the Willows Background Text

Box 23, Folder 1

Wind in the Willows - Errata

Box 23, Folder 2

Wind in the Willows- Movie Script

Box 23, Folder 3-14

Wind in the Willows Background Text (12 folders)

Box 23, Folder 7

Wind in the Willows Background Text [5 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 8

Wind in the Willows Background Text [6 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 9

Wind in the Willows Background Text [7 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 10

Wind in the Willows Background Text [8 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 11

Wind in the Willows Background Text [9 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 12

Wind in the Willows Background Text [10 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 13

Wind in the Willows Background Text [11 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 14

Wind in the Willows Background Text [12 of 12]

Box 23, Folder 15

Wind in the Willows - Treatments

Box 23, Folder 16

Wind in the Willows - Design Docs Phase 1

Box 23, Folder 17

Wind in the Willows - Prototype Design

Box 23, Folder 18

Wind in the Willows - Scheduling

 

Subseries 34: WorldWinner Games

Box 18, Folder 1

Worldwinner Game Specs - Checkers Challenge

Box 18, Folder 2

Worldwinner Game Specs - Chess Challenge

Box 18, Folder 3

Worldwinner Game Specs - Super-Tic-Tac-Toe

Box 18, Folder 4

Worldwinner Game Specs - Reversi Rampage

Box 18, Folder 5

Worldwinner Game Specs - 8-ball Pool

Box 18, Folder 6

Worldwinner Game Specs - Press Your Buck / Trivia

Box 18, Folder 7

Worldwinner Game Specs - Polar Bowler

Box 18, Folder 8

Worldwinner Game Specs - Blackhawk Striker 2

Box 23, Folder 19

World Winner Game Specs - Bullseye Darts

Box 23, Folder 20

World Winner Game Specs - Mine Sweeper

Box 23, Folder 21

World Winner Game Specs - Free Cell

Box 23, Folder 22

World Winner Game Specs - Brickout

Box 23, Folder 23

World Winner Game Specs - Word Cubes

Box 23, Folder 24

World Winner Game Specs - Shapetris

Box 23, Folder 25

World Winner Game Specs - Trac-man

Box 23, Folder 26

World Winner Game Specs - Picture Perfect

Box 23, Folder 27

World Winner Game Specs - 9-ball Pool

Box 23, Folder 28

World Winner Game Specs - Hangmania

Box 23, Folder 29

World Winner Game Specs - Golf Solitaire

Box 23, Folder 30

World Winner Game Specs - Catch 21 / Blackjack Attack

Box 23, Folder 31

World Winner Game Specs - Swap It!

Box 23, Folder 32

World Winner Game Specs - Collapse

Box 23, Folder 33

World Winner Game Specs - Triv!

Box 23, Folder 34

World Winner Game Specs - Cubis

Box 23, Folder 35

World Winner Game Specs - Word Mojo

Box 23, Folder 36

World Winner Game Specs - Blockwerx

Box 23, Folder 37

World Winner Game Specs - Skillgammon

Box 23, Folder 38

World Winner Game Specs - Haunted Mines

Box 23, Folder 39

World Winner Game Specs - Paint Buckets

Box 23, Folder 40

World Winner Game Specs - (new) Spades

Box 23, Folder 41

World Winner Game Specs - Wheel of Fortune

Box 23, Folder 42

World Winner Game Specs - Jeopardy!

Box 25, Folder 11

World Winner Game Specs - Solitaire Rush

Box 25, Folder 12

World Winner Game Specs - Maze Runner

Box 25, Folder 13

World Winner Game Specs - Jigsaw Genius

Box 25, Folder 14

World Winner Game Specs - Pencil Wars

Box 25, Folder 15

World Winner Game Specs - Crossword Challenge

Box 25, Folder 16

World Winner Game Specs - Bash 'Em All

Box 25, Folder 17

World Winner Game Specs - Tile City

 

Subseries 35: Yahtzee

Box 17, Folder 1

Yahtzee - Background

Box 17, Folder 2

Yahtzee - Treatments

Box 17, Folder 3

Yahtzee - Design Notes

Box 17, Folder 4

Yahtzee - Art

Box 17, Folder 5

Yahtzee - Correspondence

Box 17, Folder 6

Yahtzee - Budgets / Schedules

 

Subseries 36: Zork Zero

Box 9, Folder 5

Zork Zero (Scenario) - Game Screens and Map

Box 9, Folder 6

Zork Zero (Scenario) - Compilations

Box 9, Folder 7

Zork Zero (Scenario): Pre-Design Notes

Box 9, Folder 8

Zork Zero (Scenario) - Scenario

Box 9, Folder 9

Zork Zero (Scenario) - Graphics and Music

Box 9, Folder 10

Zork Zero (Scenario) - Packaging

Box 9, Folder 11

Zork Zero (Scenario) - Outside Testing

Box 9, Folder 12

Zork Zero (Scenario) - PR

Box 9, Folder 13

Zork Zero (Scenario) - Articles / Reviews

 

Series 4: Paper Files

Scope and Contents

This series is arranged into 16 subseries. Papers include artwork (character sketches, box cover art, maps, and environnment concepts), business documents (corporate logos, web pages, marketing materials, letterheads, human resources materials, and memos), technical documents (ZIL engine, R-Mode Editor), correspondence, newsletters, books, drafts of novels, playthrough notes, hintbooks, posters, and conference materials.
 

Subseries 1: Battleground Zoo

Box 31, Folder 9

Battleground Zoo

 

Subseries 2: Boffo Games

Box 30, Folder 1

Boffo Games - Web Page / Domain

Box 30, Folder 2

Boffo Games - "Boffo" References

Box 30, Folder 3

Boffo Games - Lease / Space Layout

Box 30, Folder 4

Boffo Games - Boffo Logo

Box 30, Folder 5

Boffo Games - Postcards

Box 30, Folder 6

Boffo Games - Old Phone Lists

Box 30, Folder 7

Boffo Games - Stationary, Letterhead

Box 30, Folder 8

Boffo Games - Errata

Box 30, Folder 9

Boffo Games - Archive

Box 30, Folder 10

Boffo Games - Corporate

Box 30, Folder 20

Boffo Games - Recruiting

Box 31, Folder 6

Boffo Games - Misc. Business

Box 33, Folder 9

Boffo Games - Press Release / Founder's Blurb / Info Sheet

 

Subseries 3: Correspondence

Box 32, Folder 1

Correspondence - Stationfall

Box 32, Folder 2

Correspondence - A Mind Forever Voyaging

Box 32, Folder 3

Correspondence - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Box 32, Folder 4

Correspondence - Sorceror

Box 32, Folder 5

Correspondence - Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Box 32, Folder 6

Correspondence - Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2

Box 32, Folder 7

Correspondence - Superhero League of Hoboken

Box 32, Folder 8

Correspondence - Spellcasting 101 / 201 / 301

Box 32, Folder 9

Correspondence - Zork Zero

Box 32, Folder 10

Other Correspondence - Hodj 'n' Podj

Box 32, Folder 11

Other Correspondence - The Space Bar

Box 32, Folder 12

Other Correspondence - General

Box 32, Folder 13

Other Correspondence - Religious Frothing Nutcake Letters

Box 32, Folder 14

Other Correspondence - Books

Box 32, Folder 15

Other Correspondence - Customer Support

Box 33, Folder 1

Correspondence - Planetfall

 

Subseries 4: Harmonix / Disney Music Studio

Box 30, Folder 18

Harmonix / Disney Music Studio

 

Subseries 10: Zork Novels

Box 2, Folders 3-4

Zork Book One: Forces of Krill - Drafts (2 folders)

Box 2, Folders 5-6

Zork Book Two: The Malifestro Quest - Drafts (2 folders)

Box 3, Folder 1

Zork Book Three: The Caverns of Doom - Drafts

Box 3, Folders 2-3

Zork Book Four: Conquest of Quendor (2 folders)

Box 3, Folders 2-3

Zork Book Four: Conquest of Quendor - Drafts (2 folders)

Box 8, Folder 1

Zork Books - Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 2

Zork Books (Most Recent Revisions) - Errata

Box 9, Folder 1

Zork Books: Zork Book One (Forces of Krull) Revisions

Box 9, Folder 2

Zork Books: Zork Book Two (Malifestro Quest) Revisions

Box 9, Folder 3

Zork Books: Zork Book Three (Cavern of Doom) Revisions

Box 9, Folder 4

Zork Books: Zork Book Four (Conquest at Quendor) Revisions

Box 36

Zork #4 Conquest at Quendor - Book(s), text

Box 36

Zork #3 The Cavern of Doom - Book(s), Text

Box 36

Zork #2 The Malifestro Quest - Book(s)

Box 36

Zork #1 The Forces of Krill - Book(s)

 

Subseries 5: Infocom

Box 1, Folder 7

Infocom Marketing: Announcements / Promotions

Box 1, Folder 8

Infocom Marketing: Manuals

Box 1, Folder 9

Infocom Marketing: Ads and Ad Copy

Box 1, Folder 10

Infocom Marketing: Product Catalogs

Box 4, Folder 2

Infocom R-Mode Editor

Box 4, Folder 3

Infocom Documentation - Emacs and Unix

Box 4, Folder 4

Zork Interlogic (ZIL) Engine

Box 4, Folder 5

Infocom Notes on Other Companies Games

Box 4, Folder 6

Infocom Notes on Potential Games

Box 4, Folder 8

Infocom Notes on Actual Infocom Games

Box 4, Folder 9

Infocom Sales Data

Box 4, Folder 10

Infocom Production Sundays

Box 4, Folder 11

Infocom Development Schedules

Box 4, Folder 12

Infocom Notes on Company Move

Box 4, Folder 13

Infocom Misc. - Old Phone Lists

Box 4, Folder 14

Infodope

Box 5, Folders 1-8

Infocom Memos 1983-1989 (8 folders) 1983-1989

Box 6, Folder 1

Infocom Scoremaster Event

Box 6, Folder 2

Infocom Tradeshows: CES 5/1987 May 1987

Box 6, Folder 3

Infocom Tradeshows: CES 6/1986 June 1986

Box 6, Folder 4

Infocom Tradeshows: CES 6/1984 June 1984

Box 6, Folder 5

Infocom Tradeshows: COMDEX 11/1984 November 1984

Box 6, Folder 6

Infocom Tradeshows: Apple II Forever 4/1984

Box 6, Folder 7

Infocom Tradeshows: Softcon 2/1984

Box 6, Folder 8

Infocom Hacks and Events

Box 6, Folder 9

Infocom Bulletin Board Hacks

Box 6, Folder 10

Infocom Misc. - Archival

Box 6, Folder 11

Infocom Misc. - Activision Related

Box 6, Folder 12

Infocom Misc.

Box 7, Folder 2

Infocom Reunion - Venue Information

Box 7, Folder 3

Zork Interlogic Engine Design Documentation

Box 7, Folder 4

Infocom Reunion - Miscellaneous

Box 7, Folder 5

Infocom Reunion - Address Updates

Box 7, Folder 6

Infocom Reunion - Great Postcard Campaign

Box 7, Folder 7

Infocom Reunion Directory

Box 7, Folder 8

Infocom Misc. - Media Lab

Box 7, Folder 9

Infocom Planning Meals

Box 41, Folder 1

Infocom Marketing: Releases and Articles - 9/1985 September 1985

Box 41, Folder 2

Infocom Marketing: Releases and Articles - 9/1984 September 1984

Box 41, Folder 3

Infocom Cornerstone Marketing Releases and Articles

Box 41, Folder 4

Infocom Employee Information

Box 41, Folder 5

Infocom Marketing: Press Releases and Articles - 1985 1985

Box 41, Folder 6

Infocom Marketing: Releases and Articles - 7/1988 July 1988

Box 54, Folder 9

Infocom Family Computing Advertisement

 

Subseries 6: Magic of Xanth

Box 31, Folder 7

Magic of Xanth

 

Subseries 7: Newsletters

Box 1, Folder 1

New Zork Times / The Status Line Work: Puzzle Stuff

Box 1, Folder 2

New Zork Times / The Status Line Work: Cartoon Stuff

Box 1, Folder 3

New Zork Times / The Status Line: Misc.

Box 1, Folder 4

Newsletters: New Zork Times / The Status Line

Box 1, Folder 5

Newsletters: InfoCommunique / Off the Record

Box 1, Folder 6

Newsletters: Activision, Ink.

Box 1, Folder 11

New Zork Times Cartoons: "A" Cartoons

Box 1, Folder 12

New Zork Times Cartoons: Plagiarized Cartoons

Box 1, Folder 13

New Zork Times Cartoons: Printed in The Status Line

Box 1, Folder 14

New Zork Times Cartoons: Well-drawn but Not Funny

Box 2, Folder 1

New Zork Times Cartoons: "B" Cartoons [1 of 2]

 

New Zork Times / The Status Line

Box 2, Folder 2

New Zork Times Cartoons: "B" Cartoons [2 of 2]

Box 7, Folder 1

New Zork Times / Infodope / The Status Line

 

Subseries 8: Planetfall Novels

Box 3, Folder 4

Planetfall Novels: Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 1

Planetfall Novels: Stationfall - Drafts

Box 36

Planetfall - Books

Box 3, Folders 5-6

Planetfall Novels: Planetfall Book 1 - Drafts (2 folders)

 

Subseries 9: THQ Games

Box 25, Folder 8

THQ Games - Shadowrun MMORPG

Box 25, Folder 9

THQ Games - M-Z

Box 25, Folder 10

THQ Games - A-L

 

Subseries 11: World of Zoo

Box 34, Folder 15

World of Zoo - Anteater - Giraffe

Box 34, Folder 16

World of Zoo - Gorilla - Zebra

 

Subseries 12: Playthrough Notes

Box 34, Folder 1

Playthrough Notes - Critical Path

Box 34, Folder 2

Playthrough Notes - Shannara

Box 34, Folder 3

Playthrough Notes - Might and Magic III

Box 34, Folder 4

Playthrough Notes - Might and Magic VII

Box 34, Folder 5

Playthrough Notes - Clouds of Xeen

Box 34, Folder 6

Playthrough Notes - Darkside of Xeen

Box 34, Folder 7

Playthrough Notes - Death Gate

Box 34, Folder 8

Playthrough Notes - Might and Magic II

Box 34, Folder 9

Playthrough Notes - Myst

Box 34, Folder 10

Playthrough Notes - Frederik Pohl's Gateway

Box 34, Folder 11

Playthrough Notes - Might and Magic VIII

Box 34, Folder 12

Errata - CSI Playthrough Notes - Casual Connect 2009

Box 34, Folder 13

Playthrough Notes - Might and Magic VI

Box 34, Folder 17

Playthrough Notes - Gateway II Homeworld

Box 34, Folder 18

Playthrough Notes - Return of the Incredible Machines

 

Subseries 13: Conference Materials

Box 37

2008 Game Developers' Conference Complete Audio Recordings - audio tapes 2008

Box 37

2003 Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings: Game Design

Box 37

2003 Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings: Game Audio 2003

Box 37

2002 Game Developers Conference Proceedings 2002

Box 37

2003 Game Developers Conference Proceedings 2003

 

Audio for 1995 CGDC - Steve Meretzky 1995

Box 37

2002 Game Developers Conference Audio Recordings (Sessions 41-80) 2002

Box 37

1998 Computer Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings

Box 37

2001 Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings

Box 37

1999 Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings 1999

Box 37

1998 Computer Game Developers Conference Proceedings 1998

Box 37, Box 37

1997 Computer Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings 1997

Box 37

1996 Computer Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings 1996

Box 37

1995 Computer Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings 1995

Box 37

1994 Computer Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings 1994

Box 37

1993 Computer Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings 1993

Box 37

1992 Computer Game Developers Conference Audio Proceedings 1992

Box 38, Folder 1

Computer Game Developers' Conference Directory 1989-1990 1989-1990

Box 38, Folder 2

Computer Game Developers' Conference Program 1989-1995 1989-1995

Box 38, Folder 3

Computer Game Developers' Conference Program 1996-1999 1996-1999

Box 38, Folder 4

Computer Game Developers' Conference Program 2000-2002

Box 38, Folder 5

Computer Game Developers' Conference Program 2003-2005 2003-2005

Box 44, Folder 1

1991 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings 1991

Box 44, Folder 2

1992 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings 1992

Box 44, Folder 3

1993 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings 1993

Box 44, Folder 4

1994 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings 1994

Box 44, Folder 5

1995 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings

Box 44

1996 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings

Box 45

1997 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings

Box 45

1998 Computer Game Developers' Proceedings

Box 46

1999 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings

Box 46

2000 Computer Game Developers' Proceedings

Box 47

2001 Computer Game Developers' Conference Proceedings

 

Subseries 14: Hintbooks

Box 31, Folder 10

Z System, The

Box 40, Folder 1

Infocom Invisiclues Hintbooks B - Planetfall

Box 40, Folder 2

Infocom Invisiclues Hintbooks Plunderhearts - Witness

Box 40, Folder 3

Infocom Invisiclues Zork and Spellcasting 101, 201, 301 Hintbooks

 

Subseries 15: Concept Art

Box 54, Folder 1

Character Art - Space Bar

Box 54, Folder 2

Reverse Alien Cover Art

Box 54, Folder 3

Maps - Space Bar

Box 54, Folder 4

Environment Sketches - Space Bar

Box 54, Folder 5

Extra Character Sketches

 

Subseries 16: Posters

Box 44, Folder 6

MDL Programming Language Primer

Box 44, Folder 7

MDL Programming Language

Box 44, Folder 8

MDL Programming Language Environment

Box 41, Folder 8

Casual Connect Magazine Summer 2007-2009

Box 41, Folder 9

Casual Games Market Report

Box 31, Folder 11

BAGEL System

Box 47, Folder 1

Unused Infocomix Binder Tabs

Box 34, Folder 14

Bloodliners - Final Design Script

Box 31, Folder 12

Coffee Break Collection

Box 47, Folder 5

Rex Nebular - Johnny's Ship

Box 31, Folder 13

Afterhours

Box 40, Folder 4

Zork Users Group - Infocom Game Maps

Box 40, Folder 8

Zork - TRS-80 Model I

Box 40, Folder 5

Zork Calendar and Zork Coin

Box 40, Folder 6

Instruction Manual Proofs - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Box 41, Folder 7

IGDA Casual Games Quarterly - Spring 2008-2009

Box 31, Folder 14

Hackers

Box 31, Folder 16

Dub / Big Trouble

Box 31, Folder 17

Dream World / REM States

Box 4, Folder 7

Zork Users Group

Box 25, Folder 7

Rex Nebular Manual

Box 30, Folder 19

Return to Zork

Box 54, Folder 8

Spellcasting 101: World Map

Box 54, Folder 6

Lane Mastodon - Advertisment Poster

Box 54, Folder 7

Fantastic Creatures Print

 

Series 5: Born-digital Materials

Scope and Contents

Series 5. Born-digital Materials: This series consists of backups on computer discs, including saved games from Simcity Mac 1.1 1989, audio from Boffo Games ( Hodj 'n' Podj, The Space Bar, etc.), different versions of Infocom games, and assorted game design documents. Note: This Series is CLOSED UNTIL PROCESSED.
Box 47, Folder 6

Simcity Saved Games - Simcity Mac 1.1 1989

Box 47, Folder 7

Dreamworld Design Doc

Box 50

Game Development and Server Backups (Various games)

Box 52

Boffo Games Audio Backups (Hodj 'n' Podj, Space Bar, etc.)

Box 51

Space Bar Game Assets

Box 48

Infocom Game Versions, Personal Games, and Backups

 

Series 6: Periodicals

Scope and Contents

The Periodicals series contains three subseries. Subseries 1 contains issues from the Journal of Computer Game Design published between June 1987-August 1996. Subseries 2 contains issues from Questbusters: The Adventurer's Journal published between August 1991 and May 1996. Subseries 3 contains issues from the Compuer Game Developers Association Report published between 1994 and 1998.
 

Subseries 1: Journal of Computer Game Design

Box 35

Journal of Computer Game Design 1987-1996

 

Subseries 2: Questbusters

Box 36

Questbusters: The Adventurer's Journal (August 1991- May 1996) August 1991 - May 1996

 

Subseries 3: Computer Game Developers Association Report

Box 36

Computer Game Developers Report 1994 - Spring 1998

 

Series 7: Realia / Ephemera

Scope and Contents

This series contains realia/ephemera related to game publisher Infocom, Inc.
Box 53

Infocom Realia / Ephemera

Box 55

Infocom Realia / Ephemera

 

Series 8: Magnetic Tape Media

Scope and Contents

This series contains magnetic tape media including audio and videotapes from the Game Developer's Conference, a videotape of the demos for the game The Space Bar, and audio cassette tapes containing audio from the games Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2, Hodj 'n' Podj, Reverse Alien, and The Space Bar.
 

Subseries 1: Visual Materials

Box 50

Space Bar Videotape Demos

Box 50

Humor in Computer Games, Computer Game Developer's Conference April 1997

 

Subseries 2: Audio Materials

Box 50

Audio cassette tapes with audio for LGOP2, Hodj 'n' Podj, Reverse Alien and The Space Bar

 

Game Developer's Conference Audio Proceedings

 

Series 9: Photographic Scans of Selected Documents

Physical Description: 1426.0 gigabyte(s) 2 internal hard drives, 11,781 files [Extent on reading room media cart after filters applied: 30.8 GB, 6,286 files)

Scope and Contents

Series 9. Photographic Scans of Selected Documents: Hard drives were given to Stanford University by Jason Scott, who scanned materials in the Steven Meretzky papers (M1730) before they were donated to the Stanford University Libraries. Jason described the materials that Meretzky provided to him as a "collection of influential writings and behind the scenes artifacts that a serious student of games and self-proposed archive of gaming materials would have to acknowledge as a world-class library." (Source: Jason Scott's weblog, (http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/1357) The scanned items provide background on both business practice and game development at Infocom, Activision, and other companies for which Steve Meretzky worked during his illustrious career as a game designer.
 

AMFV (A Mind Forever Voyaging)

 

HHGTG (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

 

INFOCOM CABINET

 

INFOCOM REUNION CD

 

LGOP (Leather Goddesses of Phobos)

 

MISCELLANEOUS SCANS

 

PLANETFALL

 

SORCERER

 

STATIONFALL

 

ZORKZERO