Z-Code

Group Description

This game group contains games written in the platform-independent Z-Code format.

Z-Code is an Interactive Fiction software platform which originates from Infocom's Z-machine virtual machine software solution. All game information are stored in a platform-independent data file, so once you had developed a Z-Code interpreter for a given platform, all Z-Code games could run on it -- a massive save on time and money.

After the demise of Infocom, people decoded the file format and began to develop interpreters for newer platforms. Also the Z-Code standard was developed further, allowing for graphics, sound and other improvements. Today, Z-Code has become some sort of standard for Interactive Fiction, and there are Z-Code interpreters for most, if not all, platforms (a good list can be found here).

Selected Covers

A Day for Soft Food Browser Front Cover
Front cover for A Day for Soft Food
Eliza TRS-80 Front Cover
Front cover for Eliza
A Dark and Stormy Entry Windows Front Cover
Front cover for A Dark and Stormy Entry
Ad Verbum Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Ad Verbum

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from A Day for Soft Food
Loading screen
Screenshot from Champion of Guitars
ECC-Eliza splash screen
Screenshot from Eliza
The beginning
Screenshot from A Dark and Stormy Entry
Game group created by Terrence Bosky (5476), additional games added to group by MZ per X (3026), Sciere (473335), Pseudo_Intellectual (57604), General Error (4359), JudgeDeadd (19276) and vedder (25162)