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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).
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Zork Classics: Interactive Fiction2000WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.2.90
Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces1996DOS, MacintoshActivision, Inc.3.69
The Adventure Collection1995DOS, MacintoshActivision, Inc.5.00
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground1997Browser, Commodore 64, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.0.85
Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 2: The Black River Emerald2013iPad, iPhoneAppEndix LLC...
Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 1: Murder at the Diogenes Club2012iPad, iPhoneAppEndix LLC...
Softporn Adventure1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Browser, DOSBlue Sky Software2.78
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I.1999DOSCascade Mountain Publishing2.78
Frankenstein Adventure1981Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80Free Spirit Software Inc.3.00
Eliza1978Amiga, Browser, Commodore 64, Commodore PET/CBM, DOS, TRS-80Creative Computing Software3.69
Game Developers Conference 20092009BrowserGameSetWatch...
The Zork Anthology1994DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInfocom, Inc.3.57
The Wizard's Castle1979Commodore PET/CBM, DOS, TRS-80, WindowsInternational PC Owners2.56
Roofed2010BrowserJay Is Games4.50
Key Features2012BrowserMakerBot Industries3.50
Greystone2003Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Linux, Windows, Windows 3.xMalinche Entertainment...
Pentari: First Light2003DOS, Linux, WindowsMalinche Entertainment1.86
The First Mile2005Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xMalinche Entertainment3.50
Endgame2004Amiga, DOS, Linux, Windows, Windows 3.xMalinche Entertainment...
Vacation Gone Awry2002DOS, Linux, Windows, Windows 3.xMilbus3.00
The Farmer's Daughter1988Commodore 64, DOSNocturnal Software3.17
The Warbler's Nest2010Browser, iPad, iPhoneOrangepeel Softworks4.00
Hunt the Wumpus1981TI-99/4ATexas Instruments Incorporated2.50
Phantom of the Arcade2008Browserthe Escapist...
Countdown to Doom1982BBC Micro, DOS, Electron, ZX SpectrumAcornsoft Limited4.00
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Selected Covers

The Zork Anthology DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Zork Anthology
Countdown to Doom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Countdown to Doom
Greystone Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Greystone

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Wizard's Castle
Start screen
Screenshot from Countdown to Doom
Title screen, adult disclaimer
Screenshot from The Farmer's Daughter
Starting location
Screenshot from Roofed