If you haven't already, please read the general overview about the Infocomics first.
ZorkQuest's genesis has one major differentiating factor compared to the previous two Infocomics. Although initially roughly plotted by Dave Lebling, he dropped to work on Shōgun. At this point, it was instead given to Elizabeth Langosy. She had been with Infocom since 1983 in various marketing related functions. She recalls: