I recently got the chance to interview John (The Balrog) Wilson from Zenobi Software. For those not 100% Zenobi Software were one of the biggest producers of Text-Adventure games in the 1980-90's on the ZX Spectrum and beyond.
I left a comment on the website but here is a copy:
An interesting review from Villordsutch. We have been investigating Quilled adventures produced for the Oric (over at atari.boards.net), but they were never as plentiful as the many penned by just this one Speccy author and software house. I take my hat off to his skills and dedication & to think that John Wilson, aka Balrog, is now in his seventies...well, it just goes to remind us all that time waits for no man/hobbit and it's now almost 40 years since these halcyon days of 8bit coding. Well done, Villordsutch and special congratulations go to JW whose skills have certainly stood the passing of time as they are still held in such high esteem. A very happy retirement, sir. 8BitBaz.