Play Zork on a Rotary Phone

Zork, a classic computer game from the 1970s, is now accessible through a rotary phone. The project is appropriately called "Dial-A-Grue":

[...] a chap named Ulysses got the vintage game to run on a TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) -- a project he built to show off at the Bay Area Maker Faire last weekend. In a move we truly respect, he hunted down a rotary phone lifted straight out of the era when Zork was conceived (that would be the late '70s / early '80s). Then, he modified a modem so that the acoustically coupled TDD could be interfaced -- transmitting at a slow 45.5 baud to make it easy for even ponderous readers to keep up, one line at a time on the TDD's narrow display.

Link via Walyou | Project Website | Photo: Ulysses

You Are Likely to Be Eaten by a Grue
Pac-Man + Zork = Pac-Txt

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