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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Zork: A Troll's-Eye View2008Browser...
Zork: The Undiscovered Underground1997Browser, Commodore 64, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.0.85
Gerbil Riot of '671988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAdventure Workshop, The1.50
Zork: The Cavern of Doom2000Browser...
Pentari: First Light2003DOS, Linux, WindowsMalinche Entertainment1.86
Champion of Guitars2009Browser...
Adventure in Humongous Cave1992Amiga, DOS...
Countdown to Doom1982Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, DOS, Electron, ZX SpectrumAcornsoft Limited...
The Wizard's Castle1979Commodore PET/CBM, DOS, TRS-80, WindowsInternational PC Owners2.52
robotfindskitten1997Amiga, Android, Apple II, Browser, Commodore 64, DOS, Dreamcast, J2ME, Linux, Macintosh, Maemo, Palm OS, TI-99/4A, ZX Spectrum3.10
Hunt the Wumpus1981TI-99/4ATexas Instruments Incorporated2.71
Caverns of Chaos1992DOS...
Zork Classics: Interactive Fiction2000WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.2.90
Frankenstein Adventure1981Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80Free Spirit Software Inc....
Vacation Gone Awry2002DOS, Linux, Windows, Windows 3.xMilbus...
Lupercalia2008Amiga, Atari ST, Browser, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows3.00
Gourmet2003Browser, Windows...
The Farmer's Daughter1988Commodore 64, DOSNocturnal Software...
Beyond the Tesseract1983Atari ST, DOS, TRS-80...
Cloak of Darkness1999Browser, Windows...
Softporn Adventure1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Browser, DOSBlue Sky Software3.29
Curses1995Browser, DOS, OS/23.32
Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I.1999DOSCascade Mountain Publishing...
I-0: Jailbait on Interstate Zero1997Browser, DOS, Linux, Windows, Windows 3.x3.34
The Great Machine2005DOS, Windows...
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Selected Covers

Pentari: First Light DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Pentari: First Light
Countdown to Doom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Countdown to Doom
Curses Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Curses
Zork: The Cavern of Doom Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Zork: The Cavern of Doom
robotfindskitten DOS Front Cover
Front cover for robotfindskitten

Selected Screenshots

Title screen, introduction
Screenshot from Gerbil Riot of '67
Pages of text to go before we can even start
Screenshot from Pentari: First Light
Introduction and starting location, Inform Z-code version
Screenshot from Cloak of Darkness
Start screen
Screenshot from Countdown to Doom
Game group created by Terrence Bosky (5221), additional games added to group by MZ per X (2939), Sciere (410277), Pseudo_Intellectual (47939), General Error (4128), JudgeDeadd (16894) and vedder (20651)