The very first release of the Deadline folio looks quite different from later versions, open at both ends and openable from the front. The image is a bit cropped due to the size of my scanner, but you can see how the detective's picture protrudes into the gap left by a wraparound cover that doesn't go around all the way. The brown police folder is visible through the outer covering. On the back, only Zork I and II are mentioned, as they were the only other Infocom games available at the time. This places this version around the second quarter of 1982; Zork III and Starcross were released later that year.
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