Some time ago I mentioned an open source text adventure game framework, and an engine called Frotz for working with Z-code format story files. Unfortunately due to the GPL licensing of Frotz the project is now useless for app development.
Today I came across another open source project that can work with Z-machine interactive fiction. This project known as iOS Glulxe includes both an interpreter and the framework for an interactive fiction game. Your Z-machine fict
Unlike Frotz this framework is designed to have one story per app, and has an attribution license rather than a GPL
You can find the project on Github here – be sure to install all submodules.
You can find a guide on how to turn your interactive fiction game into an app with iOS Glulxe in the wiki here. Your Z-machine files will need to be compiled to the proper format.
The developer of iOS Glulxe also has a project featuring an iOS implementation of the Z-machine interpreter Fizmo that can be found on Github here..
Great projects for anyone looking to create an app from interactive fiction.
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