Textadventure on a Typewriter


(Vimeo Direktzork, via Interweb3000)

Jonathan M. Guberman hat eine Schreibmaschine so gehackt, dass sie Text ausgeben kann (ach!) aus einer digitalen Quelle (ach so!) und getippten Text lesen und interpretieren kann (what?). Und darauf spielt Guberman im obigen Video eine Runde Zork.

The Automatypewriter is a typewriter that can type by itself. It can also detect what’s being typed on it. It can be used to send text to and/or receive text from a computer via USB. It was designed as a platform for playing interactive fiction games, in particular to play custom software being developed for it by Jim Munroe.