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The documentary filmmaker who made BBS: The Documentary a few years ago about the BBS culture is making a new documentary about classic adventure games like Zork, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, etc. It’s called Get Lamp and after I heard about it a long time ago I periodically remembered to go to its website only to find that nothing had happened. I figured that it was a promising project that would never get finished.

But just recently the author started up a blog called Taking Inventory to say, “Hey, my project really isn’t dead. Look, I’m working actively on it!” Some of the recent postings show some awesome photos of the research material Jason Scott has gleaned for this documentary including tons of material about Infocom and even scans of an original manual for Zork on the PDP-11.

If the topic interests you, start tracking the RSS feed for this blog. I look forward to seeing the final product.

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