Zork Grand Inquisitor
Zork: Grand Inquisitor is a graphical adventure game
Adventure game
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, developed by Activision
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 and released in 1997 for the IBM compatible PC
IBM PC compatible
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 and Macintosh
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 (by MacPlay
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). It builds upon the Zork
Zork was one of the first interactive fiction computer games and an early descendant of Colossal Cave Adventure. The first version of Zork was written in 1977–1979 on a DEC PDP-10 computer by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling, and implemented in the MDL programming language...

and Enchanter series of interactive fiction
Interactive fiction
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 computer games originally released by Infocom
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. The cast includes Erick Avari
Erick Avari
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, Dirk Benedict
Dirk Benedict
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, and Rip Taylor
Rip Taylor
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. It is a 'point-and-click' game on 2 CD-ROM
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s (or one DVD that also includes Zork Nemesis) that allows the player to look around in a full circle of 360 degrees at each pre-rendered location (called 'Z-vision').