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LORD (video game)

From Tolkien Gateway
Video game
DeveloperOlli J. Paavola
Release Date1981[1][2]
GenreText Adventure

LORD is a text-adventure which covers The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as utilising information from other sources.[3] It has 550 separate locations,[3] and was the first text-adventure based on a book.[2] The game was written and designed by Olli J. Paavola, at the time a student at the Helsinki University of Technology.[2][3]

External Links


  1. "List of text-based computer games", (accessed 15 August 2010)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stephen Granade, "A Brief History of Interactive Fiction, Page 3", Brass Lantern (accessed 15 August 2010)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fredrik Ekman, "LORD", Tolkien computer games (accessed 29 December 2014)