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An Old School Infocom Joke

While recently looking on the web at the old Zork, and other Infocom games, I loved so much as a child I came across this old bit of humor. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


THE CREATION
Infocom interactive fiction - a very old story
Copyright (c) 1985 by Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
THE CREATION is a trademark of Infocom, Inc.
Release 42 / Serial number 271828

Void
All is unformed and void; and darkness is upon the face of the deep.

>VERSION
This is the Authorized Version of King James.

>TIME
It is the beginning.

>WHO AM I
You are that you are.

>EXAMINE DARKNESS
You can’t see the darkness without a light!

>LET THERE BE LIGHT
Okay, there is light.

>EXAMINE THE LIGHT
It is good.

>DIVIDE THE LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS
It is so.

>CALL THE LIGHT “DAY” THEN CALL THE DARKNESS “NIGHT”
Called.
Called.

>EXAMINE NIGHT AND DAY
night: There is evening.
day: There is morning.

>TIME
It is the first day.

>LET THERE BE A FIRMAMENT
Okay, there is a firmament.

>FIRMAMENT, DIVIDE THE WATERS FROM THE WATERS
[Which waters do you mean, the lower waters or the upper waters?]

>LOWER
[Which waters do you mean, the lower waters or the upper waters?]

>UPPER
It is so.

>CALL THE FIRMAMENT “HEAVEN”
Called.

>TIME
It is the second day.

>GATHER TOGETHER THE LOWER WATERS UNTO ONE PLACE
Gathered.

>LET THERE BE DRY LAND
It is so.

>CALL THE DRY LAND “EARTH” THEN CALL THE GATHERED WATERS “SEAS”
Called.
Called.

>EXAMINE ALL
It is good.

>EARTH, BRING FORTH GRASS AND HERB AND FRUIT TREE
grass: It is so.
herb: It is so.
fruit tree: It is so.

>EXAMINE ALL
It is good.

>TIME
It is the third day.

>MAKE TWO GREAT LIGHTS
Made.

>GREATER LIGHT, RULE THE DAY
Ruled.

>LESSER LIGHT, RULE THE NIGHT
Ruled.

>MAKE THE STARS ALSO
Made.

>SET BOTH LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT
Set.

>EXAMINE ALL
It is good.

>TIME
It is the fourth day.

>CREATE GREAT WHALES, AND ALL LIVING CREATURES IN THE WATERS, AND ALL WINGED FOWL
whales: Made.
goldfish: Made.
sea horses: Made.

rocs: Made.
emus: Made.

>EXAMINE ALL
It is good.

>CREATURES, BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY AND FILL THE WATERS IN THE SEAS
“Okay.”

>TIME
It is the fifth day.

>MAKE THE BEAST OF THE EARTH AND CATTLE AND ALL CREEPING THINGS
beast: Made.
cattle: Made.
zebras: Made.
yaks: Made.
platypuses: Made.

cockroaches: Made.

>EXAMINE ALL
It is good.

>CREATE MAN AND WOMAN IN MY OWN IMAGE
man: Made.
woman: Made.

>BLESS THEM
Blessed.

>THEM, BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY AND REPLENISH THE EARTH AND SUBDUE IT
“No problem.”

>THEM, HAVE DOMINION OVER THE FISH AND THE FOWL AND ALL LIVING THINGS
“You got it.”

>EXAMINE ALL
Behold, it is very good.

>TIME
It is the sixth day.

>REST
Time passes…

>TIME
It is the seventh day.

>BLESS THE SEVENTH DAY
Blessed.

>SANCTIFY IT
[Be specific: what object do you want to sanctify?]

>THE SEVENTH DAY
Sanctified.

>QUIT

Your score is 350 (total of 350 points), in 47 moves.
This gives you the rank of God.
Do you wish to leave the game? (Y is affirmative): >Y