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Author of 80's classic The Hobbit didn't know game was a hit -
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"Every few days, Veronika Megler gets email from a stranger. Some thank her for teaching them English. Others acknowledge her role as an influence in their decision to pursue a career in computing. Megler was never a teacher, nor a mentor, to those who send the messages. But her correspondents remember her fondly as one of the authors of The Hobbit, a hit adventure game from the early 1980s' golden age of microcomputers." -
"The Hobbit stood out from the adventure games of the day in three ways, the first of which was its use of graphics. Many scenes in the game included a colour image that may have drawn at painfully slow speed but still offered a far richer experience than the text-only adventures of the day. The second key innovation was 'Inglish', a parsing system that went far beyond the verb/noun syntax most games at the time allowed. Inglish let players enter whole sentences of text as they sought to complete a quest that paralleled the plot of Tolkien’s famous novel." -
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