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 Published by Stephen van Egmond
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 Date Posted:   November 5th, 2000
 Last Updated:   November 5th, 2000
 License: Freeware
 Downloads: 887 total; 40 recently
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About inform:
Inform is a system that lets you write your own text adventure games. It solves all the hard problems like parsing, and creating an object-oriented (ish) model of the world. All you have to do is focus on the story. Wanna create the next Zork?

Inform was written by Graham Nelson based on a reverse-engineering (by himself and others) of the Z-Machine. The Z-Machine was a virtual machine invented by Infocom under which all their games can run. Z-Machine interpreters (such as frotz) let you play any infocom game as long as your interpreter is reasonably modern.

Thus, any games you create with Inform for the BeOS can be run on any platform you like.

There is a large development community on the newsgroup to support authors writing text adventures, and many pages (including my own) devoted to exploring the theory of what makes a great text adventure.

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This archive has examples, tutorials, complete documentation, and even source for the compiler and frotz interpreter!

Both x86 and PPC versions are included; the installer selects the right one to install.

Any Processor - requires R4.5   (2.3 MB) 887 downloads
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