Dave Lebling

aka: P. David Lebling
Moby ID: 201

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(Taken from a 1988 game manual)

Dave Lebling was born in Washington D.C., in a hospital that was torn down soon thereafter. He grew up in suburban Maryland. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science where he developed an interest in computer entertainments. He co-authored the original mainframe Zork. He co-authored Zork 1, Zork II, Zork III, and Enchanter, and wrote Starcross, Suspect, Spellbreaker, and The Lurking Horror on his own. He is married and lives in a suburb of Boston. His long-range ambition is to have a library with room enough for all his books to be taken out of storage. His short-range ambition is to keep squirrels out of his birdseed.

Credited on 25 games

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Zork N plus 9 (2012, Browser) adapting Zork by
Alienators: Evolution Continues (2001, Game Boy Advance) Special Thanks
Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (1996, PlayStation) Original Game Authors are
Return to Zork (1993, DOS) Special Thanks to
Pork I: The Great Underground Sewer System (1991, DOS) A parody of ZORK I, THE GREAT UNDERGROUND EMPIRE by
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz (1989, DOS) Based on a concept by
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (1989, DOS) At the Last Minute and at Great Expense
James Clavell's Shōgun (1989, Apple II) Game Designer
Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor (1987, DOS) Z Development System
Classic Mystery Library (1987, Commodore 64) Interactive Fiction by
The Lurking Horror (1987, DOS) Design
Bureaucracy (1987, DOS) Additional Contributions by
Zork Trilogy (1987, Commodore 64) Interactive Fiction by
Enchanter Trilogy (1986, Commodore 64) Interactive Fiction by
Leather Goddesses of Phobos (1986, DOS) Thanks for timely technical assistance
Trinity (1986, DOS) Interactive Fiction Plus(TM) Development System
Zork III: The Dungeon Master (1986, Amiga) Design
Spellbreaker (1985, Atari ST) Design
Zork: The Great Underground Empire (1985, Atari ST) Design
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (1985, Atari ST) Design

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