The Lurking Horror Trivia
Copy protectionCopy protection for the game required the user to input the correct Student ID number and password into a computer terminal.
Extras(From the Infocom Home Page site)
The game contained "G.U.E. at a Glance" (G.U.E. Tech guide), a G.U.E. Tech student ID card, and a red rubber centipede (between two sheets of clear plastic).
- G.U.E. Tech was based on M.I.T., the alma matter of most of Infocom's employee's. Locations in the game are similar, along with various M.I.T. slang.
- The college you find yourself at is George Underwood Edwards Tech, aka GUE Tech. GUE was the abbreviation for the Great Underground Empire from the Zork series, also published by Infocom.
SoundLurking Horror featured sound for certain systems (like Amiga). Do you want your version of LH to have sound? As of 2000, the missing sound files and a utility to upgrade your .DAT file were available via anonymous ftp from ftp.gmd.de at if-archive/infocom/missing-files, and the file was called LHSOUND.ZIP.
Unofficial SequelThe premise and setting (radically recast as "PUE Tech") are revisited in Jason Davis's 1991 Amstrad CPC text adventure The Smirking Horror, written with the "Graphic Adventure Creator" (GAC).
- Happy Computer
- Issue 01/1988 - Best Text Adventure in 1987