Jolt Online Gaming announced Thursday Legends of Zork, a new iteration that brings the Zork franchise to the world of browser-based MMOs. Legends of Zork will be playable from any browser on any platform, including the iPhone, and will offer a persistent world for players.
We enjoyed the company's description of the world so much that we're offering it to our readers verbatim:
The Great Underground Empire has recently fallen and the land is in disarray. The Royal Treasury has been sacked. The stock market has collapsed, leading even mighty FrobozzCo International to fire employees from throughout its subsidiaries. A craze of treasure-hunting has swept through the remnants of the Great Underground Empire.
The New Zork Times reports that trolls, kobolds and other dangerous creatures are venturing far from their lairs. Adventurers and monsters are increasingly coming into conflict over areas rich with loot. It's a dangerous time to be a newly-unemployed traveling salesman, but it's also a great time to try a bit of adventuring.
Players will be a recently laid of salesman cum part time "loot gatherer."
The company did not announce a release date for the game, but there is an e-mail sign up form for folks wanting to be notified.