80s nostalgia

See Breaking Bad As a Text-Based Computer Game

Walter White’s Breaking Bad adventures may be over on TV, but we’re hungry for more. Why not do what most successful movies would and spin off a video game? But not a fancy, Grand Theft Auto–caliber Xbox 360 game. No, any game associated with the series should be as un-glitzy as a pair of tighty-whities; it should be old-school and craggy, like Walter White. In other words, there should be a Breaking Bad version of Zork.

Zork, of course, was an interactive game developed in the early days of personal computers that rolled out the action via green text on a black screen and allowed you to make thrilling decisions for a treasure-hunting adventurer. The text-only game was released with great success by Infocom in 1980 — roughly the time that Walter White, born in 1959, would have been finishing college. College students loved Zork. It all fits.

So what would a text-based version of Zork set in the Breaking Bad universe look like? One that Walter White would easily be able to solve, judging by the following scenes devised by Vulture.

Breaking Bad As a Text-Based Computer Game