Zork My KindleOctober 11, 2010
One of the things I love about the Kindle is that it does one thing really well, which is be a book reading device. It doesn’t have to make bacon and change my oil and do a dozen other multimedia functions, so long as reading on it is a superlative experience. So while it does have a browser on it, I really haven’t cared much, other than to buy books. Until today, when I stumbled upon the perfect marriage of new tech and old.
PortableQuest is a game engine made for text-based interactive fiction that can be played on the Kindle. Just fire up Whispernet and browse to PortableQuest.com on your Kindle to get started. You can play Mini-Zork I, Zork I, Zork II or Zork III.
Best of all, you won’t have to worry about being eaten by a grue. Who said the Kindle needs a backlight!