Through the Looking Glass

Look what I found in the attic!

It appears to be a small old book, but actually it’s a game for the 1984 Apple Macintosh.  It appears for a moment at time stamp 2:41 in the original Steve Job’s announcement for the Macintosh.  Oh dear, he’s wearing a bowtie!

The game was written, originally for the Lisa, by Steve Capps; and there is a nice story by Andy Hetzfeld of how it and he came to be moved over to the Macintosh.

You can play a somewhat limited version of the game, implemented in Javascript, on here at Steve Capps firm onedoto.  And there is an iPhone version.    For the search engines, let me note that this is Apple part #914-0183-A.

Curiously I have no memory of playing this game.  I’d sell it, but it’s a rare object with a very thin market; so I have no idea how to sell it :).

2 thoughts on “Through the Looking Glass

  1. Garry Barrow

    Ben:

    You could sell it to me! 8]

    I had a copy and sold it on ebay a few years ago for 1 little over $100. Now I wish I hadn’t. I’ve kept my original Macintosh all these years, too.

    Let me know if you’d be willing to part with it, and how much.

    — Garry

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