In honour of the BAFTA award nomination for the BBC's new Internet
edition of the classic Infocom computer game, "The Hitchhiker's Guide
To The Galaxy", we present two titans of the text adventure:
STEVE MERETZKY AND MICHAEL BYWATER, IN CONVERSATION
(on interactive fiction, Douglas Adams and other lost worlds)
As well as working with Douglas Adams on the "Hitchhiker's" game in
1985, STEVE MERETZKY is responsible for such other classics of the
genre as "Planetfall", "Leather Goddesses of Phobos" and "Zork Zero".
In 1999 he was named one of the industry's 25 "Game Gods" by PC Gamer
magazine. He currently holds the position of Principal Game Designer
for WorldWinner, Inc.
Veteran writer and broadcaster MICHAEL BYWATER has been involved with interactive storytelling since the eighties, both with Douglas Adams
on Infocom's "Bureaucracy" and the legendary British games company
Magnetic Scrolls. He worked with Adams again in the mid-nineties on
The Digital Village's "Starship Titanic". His third book, "Lost Worlds: What Have We Lost & Where Did It Go?" (a collection of his columns for The Independent On Sunday) is out now.
Date: Thursday 3rd March, 8:00pm
Price: 4 pounds on the door - all proceeds go to Save The Rhino and
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Venue: The Brockway Room, Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Any questions: yoz_AT_yoz.com
Thanks to David for this notice.