The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet

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The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet
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Game being played in a modern interpreter.
Developer(s) Graham Nelson
Publisher(s) Self published
Designer(s) Graham Nelson
Engine Z-machine
Platform(s) Z-machine
Release date(s) 1996
Genre(s) Interactive Fiction, Aventure
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution download

The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet is a 1996 work of interactive fiction by Graham Nelson, distributed in z-code format as freeware. It won the 1996 Interactive Fiction Competition after being entered pseudonymously under the name "Angela M. Horns" (an anagram of "Graham Nelson").[1] The game is set in the Zork universe created by Infocom,[2] or a copy of that universe.[3] Nelson has described the connection to the Zork universe as "tenuous."[4] Sherbet uses a similarly light-hearted style to the original Zork games. The game resembles a traditional Zork-style dungeon-crawl, with some additional twists.

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  1. ^ "2nd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition". Interactive Fiction Competition. 1996. Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Another of the growing pile of games set in the Zork universe (or its twin brother)...." Muckenhoupt, Carl (2000-06-30). "The Meteor, The Stone And A Long Glass Of Sherbet". Baf's Guide to the IF Archive. Carl Muckenhoupt. Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  3. ^ "'Sherbet' is an Infocom pastiche, set in a copy of the 'Zork' universe",Olsson, Magnus (1997-02-03). "The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet - The Interactive Memoirs of a Diplomat.". The Society for the Promotion of Adventure Games (10) (The Society for the Promotion of Adventure Games).  backup link
  4. ^ "As the ghost of 'Zork' hangs over all cave games, 'Sherbet' can hardly avoid bringing back memories: when designing the milieu, I did have the Zork universe in mind, but as something I wanted only the most tenuous connection to." "Interviews with the Authors:The Meteor, the Stone, and a Long Glass of Sherbet, by Graham Nelson". The Society for the Promotion of Adventure Games (10) (The Society for the Promotion of Adventure Games). 1997-02-03.  backup link

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