But nonetheless, in 1987 the catalog becomes much more conventional again. Perhaps resources had to be pulled out of the art department, as money once more becomes a very precious good at Infocom (product catalog 1987).

This coincidentally is also the year when the package design for the standard grey boxes is changed to the more inexpensive slipcases.

The most probable cause is that another CEO takes over at Activision, one that isn't really too fond of Infocom.

And yet, everyone at Infocom knows they are still good, very good. Although even on the interactive fiction market, others are already in hot pursuit...

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