Marc Blank, 2006. From GET LAMP.
Despite his medical degree, Marc Blank has worked in the entertainment software industry for several decades and played a large role in the formation of interactive fiction and Infocom.
- Created the ZIL programming language and the Zilch compiler.
- Co-created and maintained the Z-machine virtual computer.
Review and Article Credits
- "Zork, a Computerized Fantasy Simulation Game." (with Dave Lebling and Tim Anderson.) IEEE Computer, April 1979.
- "How to Fit a Large Program Into a Small Machine." (with Stu Galley.) Creative Computing, July 1980.
- Co-founded and acted as vice-president of Infocom.
- Journey: The Quest Begins (publisher: Infocom; 1988; Z-code) CRPG/adventure game hybrid.