Group DescriptionThis 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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Front cover for The Adventure Collection
Front cover for Hunt the Wumpus
Front cover for Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces
Front cover for Curses
Front cover for Countdown to Doom
Screenshot from Inhumane
Screenshot from A Fable
Screenshot from Adventure in Humongous Cave
Screenshot from Gerbil Riot of '67
Screenshot from The Wizard's Castle