5 projects tagged "Interactive Fiction"

Download Website Updated 02 Jan 2013 QTads

Pop 101.51
Vit 12.85

QTads is a cross-platform multimedia interpreter for Tads (Text Adventure Development System) games. Both Tads versions in use today (Tads 2 and Tads 3) are supported. It should be easy to port to a range of platforms, including embedded devices. MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound formats are supported.

No download Website Updated 02 Jan 2013 FrobTADS

Pop 75.21
Vit 7.84

FrobTADS is a complete rewrite of the Unix console-version of TADS ("Text Adventure Development System"). It uses curses (or ncurses) and provides an interpreter to play games developed with TADS as well as the TADS 2 and 3 development tools. It adds support for a number of relatively recent user interface features including full support for text and background colors, TADS 3 banner windows, and timed input. It's also much more portable and more easily maintainable, as it's built to modern Unix standards.

No download Website Updated 05 May 2009 The Gamebook Engine

Pop 54.83
Vit 2.40

The Gamebook Engine is a cross-platform engine for writing gamebooks, such as the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series or the "Lone Wolf" series. TGE can interpret scripts that use the "Hyena" gamebook format.

No download Website Updated 20 Aug 2012 Hugor

Pop 38.96
Vit 1.28

Hugor is a Hugo Runner, meaning a program in which you can load and play adventure games created with Kent Tessman’s Hugo authoring system. Hugor supports all graphics, sound, and music formats of the Hugo engine. Video, however, is not yet supported.

Download No website Updated 22 Jun 2012 PYZ

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Vit 26.71

PYZ is a Z-Machine interpreter for playing interaction fiction files. Text adventure games written by Infocom, such as the Zork series, used a then-revolutionary virtual machine called the Z-Machine, which saved code space on the memory-limited computers of the 1980's. People today are still writing text games, now called interactive fiction, for the Z-Machine platform. PYZ includes a mode in which you can see the instructions being executed, turned on by the --trace option. A test suite, pyztest, tests all the instructions.


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