The text adventure 40 years in the making. Ferret was an interactive fiction game that was originally created for 16-bit minicomputers back in the early 1980s… Now it’s finally complete.

The Zork-Like Ferret complete is a huge achievement. Best of all? The game is also completely free to play and downloadable on the official website!

The developers, however, do warn that it might trigger some antivirus software. This is because the game copies files into protected directories.

However, there is a downloadable version of the game also available that doesn’t do that. So, you won’t have any hitches installing it!

Looking to relive the classic Zork memories? Ferret is the perfect go-to! Get to downloading it and typing in all those parser commands.

News of Ferret’s completion was made available on the game’s Public Facebook Group. You can read the original post here.

The game was developed by a team of British software engineers from Data General’s UK division. Want to learn more about the game? It’s on the IFWiki database!

Ferret is a successor to Zork and plays quite similarly. This also extends to the controls and user-interface. The game has quite a rich list of vocabulary for commands.

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By Camellia Hao Ren

Camellia Hao Ren is an Australian journalist and editor. When they aren't writing, they are usually playing games or reading.

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