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'YouAreCarrying' Twitter bot serves up an inventory of 80s text-adventure nostalgia

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Feeling nostalgic for 1980s text adventure games? Tweet "inventory" to @YouAreCarrying.

The bot, by Andrew Vestal of Seattle, serves up random items culled from the database of all the Infocom classics, such as the Zork series, and also The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Planetfall.

Here's a sample:

@YouAreCarrying appears to have gone up sometime within the past two weeks. It added the complete Infocom inventory list on Tuesday.

Fans are drawing the items they were given (such as the above image, by Jon White) and tweeting them back at YouAreCarrying, so check out its feed for some of their work.

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