Mark Blank

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Mark Blank

Name: Mark Blank

Born: 1954

Computer-related contributions

  • American software engineer and game developer.
  • Known for helping create one of the first hit text adventure computer games, Zork.
  • Co-founder of computer game company Infocom.
  • Former chief designer for Palm Pre's Email application.
  • Principal Engineer at Lab126, Amazon.com (2015).

Game Credits

  • Zork N plus 9 (2012).
  • Syphon Filter 2 (2000).
  • Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (1997).
  • Bubsy 3D (1996).
  • Journey: The Quest Begins (1989).
  • Dungeon (1987).

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Pioneer Award for work on Zork (2013).