Pawn Takes Pawn Call of Duty website has been updated to include a new Zork game that contains further clues to Activision's next COD installment, Black Ops Cold War.
The newest update of the site brings users to an interactive image of a desk complete with a rubber duck friend, a functional analog clock, a safe with a combination pad, a computer terminal loaded up with a version of Zork. The computer is resting on the terminal screen which, upon being clicked, brings users to a separate screen asking for input.
Pawn Takes Pawn Call of Duty Website Updates With Zork Game
Clearly, there's quite a bit to unpack on this screen.
Behind the computer terminal is a version of Activision's 1985 title "Hacker" in which the player steps into the role of a hacker who infiltrates various systems. The robber at the top of the terminal is a reference to Activision's Kaboom game from the early 80s.
In that same vein, resting against the terminal monitor, is a copy of "Zork." What makes this game so important is the fact that it was one of the more popular gaming titles in the year just prior to the Cold War era in 1981.
Zork is among the first interactive creative fiction adventure games ever available. The player takes on the role of an adventurer, making their way through ancient ruins to eventually achieve the title of "Dungeon Master" if they survive.
The most critical and cryptic clue on the screen exists near the bottom, however. On the lower right-hand corner, we can see one pawn having been toppled by another. This likely indicates the user's progress in unlocking secrets previously.
Users will need to complete all the achievements available in the game to earn the title "Zork Adventurer." After this, the site will ask for your mailing address, and players will be redirected to a final page showing a message and a third, knocked over pawn.
It's likely that the next clue in the series will be physically mailed to the address of all who give theirs.