Unless noted otherwise, compiled versions of these games are in either games/zcode/ or games/glulx/.
69,105 Keys, a one room game by David Welbourn. Release 1 / Serial number 090302
Absence of Law, by Brian Rushton. (a compiled version is in games/competition2017/Absence of Law/)
Adventure aka Colossal Cave, the original 350 points version ported to Inform by Graham Nelson, based on Dave Baggett's TADS reconstruction "Colossal Cave Revisited". Release 9 / Serial number 060321 [file is linked to infocom/compilers/inform6/examples/Advent.inf]
Adventure aka Colossal Cave, by William Crowther. This is Will Crowther's original, pre-Woods 1976 game, ported to Inform 7 by Chris Conley. Release 4 / Serial number 141211
Scott Adams' Adventureland, ported to Inform by Graham Nelson Release 1 / Serial number 961111 [file is linked to infocom/compilers/inform6/examples/Adventureland.inf]
Journey to Alpha Centauri (In Real Time), an Interactive Waste of Time, by Julian Fleetwood. Release 3
Arid and Pale, version 2, by Michael R. Bacon.
Source code for Art of Fugue, by Victor Gijsbers, Jimmy Maher, Dorte Lassen and Johan. Licensed under the GPLv3 or any later version.
Source code for Cattus Atrox, David Cornelson's entry into the 1998 IF Competition. The archive contains the game source plus a customized version of the Inform library and several include files required to build the game. (the compiled game is in games/competition98/inform/atrox/)
A Tight Spot, A Z-machine Sokoban by Quim K. Holland. Release 1 / Serial number 000001
Source code for Augmented Fourth, release 4, written by Brian Uri.
The Awakening, by Dennis Matheson. A horror game based loosely on the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Release 1 / Serial number 980726
Back to WakeUp, a Backpacker Tale by Daniel Roperto. Release 1 / Serial number 080313. Created as a part of Lab2, Computer Game Design course, UTS, Australia. Archive includes game file, source and a walkthrough. [file is linked to games/zcode/back2wakeup.zip]
Rachel has a bad day, by Sly Old Dog. Originally written with ADRIFT and ported to Inform by Roger Pepitone.
Balances: An Exercise in Parsing, by Graham Nelson Release 5 / Serial number 961216 [file is linked to infocom/compilers/inform6/examples/Balances.inf]
baZic version 0.1, an implementation of BASIC for the Z-Machine, by David Given. The Z-Code file includes the interpreter and several example BASIC programs.
Beneath: a Transformation, by Graham Lowther. (a compiled Z-code game file is in games/competition2007/zcode/beneath/Beneath.z5)
The sample transcript from the packaging of Beyond Zork, implemented in Inform by Allen Garvin
The Big Mama, by Brendan Barnwell.
Buried In Shoes, by Kazuki Mishima. Release 4 / Serial number 090513
Blue Chairs, release 2, by Chris Klimas.
The Mad Bomber - a Z-Machine version of the classic Bomber game, by Neil James Brown. Needs an interpreter that supports timed input, and an interpreter supporting colour is recommended. Release 3 / Serial number 971123
Pick up the Phone Booth and Dye, by Eric Schmidt. Release 2 / Serial number 345678
"Bigger Than You Think" by Andrew Plotkin. Release 4. Inform 7 (6G60) source code.
The Night of the Vampire Bunnies by Jason Dyer, somewhat a cross between a black comedy and a B-movie, ported from QBASIC to Inform by Patrick Kellum Release 4 / Serial number 971205 (The original BASIC program is in games/source/basic/bunny.zip)
Silicon Castles, an Interactive Board Game. "Nearly Working" Version 1.1, by David Given. Release 112 / Serial number 011119
Cave, by William Stott. A demonstration game, based on Dragon Adventure, showing how to put sounds and pictures into a Glulx game. Archive includes commented source code and compiled Glulx game file. [file is linked to games/glulx/CaveGlulx.zip]
Caverns of Chaos, a multiple-choice adventure. Original written by Paul Martinez and Alison Castro, ported to Inform by Lemonhead. Version 1.6792 Archive includes z-code game file and Inform source. [file is linked to games/zcode/caverns.zip]
Inform 7 source code for Child's Play, by Stephen Granade. Release 4 / Serial number 080129
CIA Adventure by Hugh Lampert, ported to Inform by J. Kevin Thomas, based on a GWBASIC version by Pete Wohlmut Release 1 / Serial number 961218 This game was originally published by CLOAD Magazine.
"Cold Iron" by Andrew Plotkin (as "Lyman Clive Charles"). Release 6. Inform 7 (6G60) source code.
Colonists, by Andrew Fuller. Release 1 / Serial number 130911
Color the Truth, by Brian Rushton. Release 2.
Source code for the 'front-end' game for the 1999 competition, providing information on all the games and systems used to run them, plus the ability to sort the games you can play into a random list. Written by Lucian Paul Smith. (a compiled version is in games/competition99/)
Source code for Dash Slapney, Patrol Leader, by Andrew Schultz.
Complete source code for an Inform port of Infocom's Deadline, 17dec2000, by Volker Lanz.
Detective, originally by Matt Barringer. This is a straight port to Inform, by Stuart Moore.
All Things Devours, by "half sick of shadows" (Toby Ord). Release 3 / Serial number 050325
Ditch Day Drifter, Michael J. Roberts' example TADS game, translated to Inform 5.5 by Chris Markwyn. The translation is only partial, with most of the surface rooms and objects done, but none of the major puzzles.
It's a Dog's Life, an interactive Heeling, by "Mr. WiggleButt". Release 1
The Dragon and the Troll, originally written for the C64 in Swedish by Johan Berntsson, and translated to English and ported to Inform by Fredrik Ramsberg.
The Dreamhold, a tutorial adventure by Andrew Plotkin.
"Dual Transform" by Andrew Plotkin (as "Nigel Smith"). Release 5. Inform 7 (5Z71) source code.
Eliza, a version of the well known program which simulates a conversation with a psychiatrist, ported to Inform by Ricardo Dague. The archive contains the zcode file, Inform source, Basic source on which this version is based, and a sample transcript. [file is linked to games/zcode/eliza.zip]
Source code for Ether, by Brian Rushton.
A Fable, originally by Stan Heller. This is a straight port to Inform, by Stuart Moore.
Fate, an Interactive Fiction by Victor Gijsbers.
Figaro, a co-authored revenge by Victor Gijsbers. Innovation Comp Entry, released under the GPL v3.
The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode. A cute game for unattended young children, by Victor Gijsbers. Archive includes game file, source code and accompanying essay. [file is linked to games/zcode/FormerlyHiddenNaziMode.zip]
Source code for a Mandelbrot fractal zoomer, written by Peter De Wachter.
Inform 7 source code for Fragile Shells, by Stephen Granade. Release 6 / Serial number 111109
Free Fall, An, uh, Interactive Z-Code Demonstration by Andrew C. Plotkin. Release 2 / Serial number 951111
The Encyclopedia Frobozzica (Abridged Edition), edited by Nino Ruffini and ported to the Inform format by Digby McWiggle
Source code for Ghosterington Night, release 3, by Wade Clarke.
Glk Chess, by Simon Baldwin. A port of the chess playing program MSCP 1.2 (by Marcel van Kervinck) to Glulx.
GlkeBook, a PalmOS pdb DOC format eBook reader, by Simon Baldwin.
Source code to "> by @", written by Aaron Reed.
"Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home" by Andrew Plotkin. Release 6. Inform 7 (5Z71) source code.
HLA Inform: A Classic Quest. Originally written by Paul Panks and converted to Inform by "Roger Pepitone".
Shell, an Interactive Starting point, by Kent Tessman. A port to Inform 6 of the Hugo v2.5 shell, ported by Gandof.
Source code for Hunter, in Darkness, by "Dave Ahl Jr.", aka Andrew Plotkin.
Identity, an interactive science fiction short story by Dave Bernazzani. Release 7 / Serial number 041121
HTML version of the contents of iditchs.zip.
Ditch Day Drifter, Michael J. Roberts' example TADS game, translated to Inform 6 by, Neil Cerutti, based on an earlier partial port by Chris Markwyn.
Inform 6 source code release of Illuminismo Iniziato, for release 2 of game (post-comp release, serial 181001), written by Michael J. Coyne. Archive contains all source code, images, audio and libraries necessary for building.
Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure, Interactive Propaganda by Anonymous. Release 88 / Serial number 080131 [file is linked to games/zcode/IraqiInvasion.zip]
Jason and Medea, by Victor Gijsbers. Written for the Pax East 2011 interactive fiction event. Release 1 / Serial number 110307
Killing the Doctor, by Victor Verbitsky. Release 1 / Serial number 010221 Archive contains z-code game file, Inform source code and a walkthrough. [file is linked to games/zcode/killing.zip]
Source code for robotfindskitten, a Zen Simulation. Originally written by Leonard Richardson, and converted to Inform by David Griffith.
Source code for Lecture Feature, by Paul Equinox Collins.
Life of A Librarian (Inform 7 version), by Timewalker. Release 1 / Serial number 130211 [file is linked to games/zcode/librarian_inform7.zip]
Life or Death, an interactive biological diversion, by David S. Glasser. The archive includes a Z-Machine game file and Inform source code Release 1 / Serial number 980702 [file is linked to games/zcode/life.zip]
Lists and Lists, an Interactive Tutorial by Andrew Plotkin Release 3 / Serial number 960823 (The game file compiled from this source is in games/zcode/lists.z5, the original competition entry is in games/competition96/lists.z5)
LMS The Video Game, an Action Interactive Fiction Game by John Goettle. Release 7.
The Magic Toyshop, a fun game for all the family by Gareth Rees. Release 1, serial number 951018. (The game file compiled from this source is in games/zcode/magic-toyshop.z5, the original competition entry is in games/competition95/magic-toyshop.z5)
Medusa, an Example in NPC Conversations, by Jim Fisher. Release 106 / Serial number 030314 The source code requires the ORLibrary from infocom/compilers/inform6/library/contributions/ORLibrary.zip to compile. (The game file compiled from this source is in games/zcode/medusa.z5)
Quest for the Magic Healing Plant, by Adam Crutchlow. Release 2 / Serial number 960613 Ported by the author from AGT to Inform. (the AGT original is in games/pc/mhpquest.zip and games/agt/mhpquest.zip)
Sins Against Mimesis: An Interactive Theosophy, by Adam Thornton. Release 3. Includes Inform source and makefile. (The game file compiled from this source is in games/zcode/mimesis.z5, the original competition entry is in games/competition97/inform/mimesis/mimesis.z5)
Mines version 2010.10.29, a randomly generated maze exploring game, by James L. Dean.
Christminster, An Interactive Conspiracy by Gareth Rees release 4, serial number 961117
Detective, An Interactive MiSTing (Mystery Science Theater 3000) of Matt Barringer's AGT game "Detective", by Christopher E. Forman. Silver Screen Edition, release 101, serial number 960831 (The game file compiled from this source is in games/zcode/mst3k1.z5, the original competition entry is in games/competition95/mst3k1.zip)
Detective, An Interactive MiSTing (Mystery Science Theater 3000) of Matt Barringer's AGT game "Detective", by Christopher E. Forman, updated by Stuart Moore.
A Fable, an interactive MiSTing-up of Stan Heller's GAGS game "A Fable". Original AGT MiST-ed version by Graeme Cree, ported to Inform by Stuart Moore.
Multiplayer Inform stub file for use with ifMUD's interpreter-bot Floyd, by Adam Cadre. This file is a starting point for coding multi- player Inform games.
Night at the Computer Center, An Interactive Nocturnal Chase, by Bonni Mierzejewska Release 1 / Serial number 961118
No Room, by Ben Heaton. Release 2 / Serial number 040117 (the original competition entry is in games/competition2003/inform/noroom/noroom.z5 and the game file compiled from this source is in games/zcode/noroom.z5)
Odieus's Quest for the Magic Flingshot an AGT adventure ported to Inform by Teo Kwang Liak
Olivia's Orphanorium, a Casual Simulation, by Sam Kabo Ashwell. Release 3 / Serial number 121118 Archive includes game file and source code. (the original competition entry is in games/mini-comps/coverstories/OliviasOrphanorium.zip) [file is linked to games/glulx/OliviasOrphanorium.zip]
OMNIQuest, originally written in 1988 in Commodore 64 BASIC by Chris Barden and Chris Ethridge, and adapted for Inform by Chris Barden. Release 2 / Serial number 040127
Once: A Fable for the Lost, a TextFire demo by Chris Klimas (branch.h, which is used here, can be found in infocom/compilers/inform6/library/contributions; a compiled game file is in games/demos/textfire/12pack.zip)
Paper Chase release 2, An Interactive Education by Chris Skapura. This game was originally published as a TRS-80 BASIC listing titled "Collegiate Capers" in '80 Micro' magazine, August 1983.
Paranoia, a not-very-interactive future. Originally from an article by Sam Shirley, implemented in C on a Vax 11/780 by Tim Lister and converted to Inform by Glenn Hutchings. Release 1 / Serial number 981208 Archive contains a Z-Code game file, Inform source and the original C source on which the game is based. [file is linked to games/zcode/paranoia.zip]
Perilous Magic, a really short interactive comic tragedy, by David Fillmore. Release 10 / Serial number 990821
Phlegm, an Interactive Interactive by Adjacent Drooler, (aka Jason Dyer). Release 3 / Serial number 970804
Inform 7 source for Playing Games by Kevin Jackson-Mead, Release 2. "Of particular interest will be the code to print the mazes."
The board game Puerto Rico, ported to Inform by J. Robinson Wheeler. Release 1.1 / Serial number 20050101
Puzzle, an Interactive Quickie by Andrew Schepler. A short game containing a single logic puzzle.
Ralph, An Interactive Sniffing by Miron Schmidt Release 9 / Serial number 040309
A Reading in May, a trial on Interactive Flash Fiction, by Bahri Gordebak.
Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots, an Interactive Boxing Match by Benjamin Mullins.
Reverzi, Version 1.0, a port of Reversi to the Z-Machine by John Menichelli
Risorgimento Represso, an Interactive Invigoration, written by Michael Coyne. Release 4 / Serial number 060308
Robin & Orchid, an exercise in photojournalism, by Ryan Veeder & Emily Boegheim.
Robots - Another Abuse of the Z-Machine - A Nostalgic Diversion by Torbjorn Andersson Release 6 / Serial number 980115
A Roiling Original: Squeeal! A Sequel! by Andrew Schultz. Release 3 / Serial number 150327 Archive includes the game file, source code, release notes, a walkthrough and a map of the Store P area. (the original competition entry is in games/springthing/2013/roil.zip) [file is linked from games/glulx/roil.zip]
`Mid the sagebrush and the cactus, by Victor Gijsbers. Release 1 / Serial number 100918
SameGame, another episode in the Z-Machine abuse saga, by Kevin Bracey. SameGame is an implementation of a simple arcade game and is also a stress test of Z-Machine interpreters. Release 1 / Serial number 980731
Rippled Flesh, by Rybread Celsius
Schooldays, an Interactive Story by Andrew MacKinnon. Release 3 / Serial number 092800
Scopa, a graphical (Z-code V6) version of the Italian card game of the same name, by Aldo Cumani. Release 1 / Serial number 110321. Archive includes Z-code and source. (file is linked to games/zcode/scopa_z6.zip)
Sensory Jam, a demo Glulx game with graphics and sound. (a compiled version and resources are in games/glulx/)
Shadowgate, originally implemented on the NES by ICOM (1989) and reimplemented in Inform by David Griffith. Release 8 / Serial number 040616
Shade, by Ampe R. Sand (Andrew Plotkin). Release 3.
Shuffling Around, by Ned Yompus. Release 4 / Serial number 150328 Included are the Glulx game file, Inform 7 source code, a walkthrough, a PDF map, a heat map of relative difficulties of sub-areas, and a logic document describing the trickier puzzles. [file is linked to games/glulx/shuffling-around.zip] (the original competition entry is in games/competition2012/glulx/shuffling/original/)
Stick it to the Man, by Brendan Barnwell. (a compiled game file is in games/glulx/sittm.ulx)
Source code for Six, release 5, by Wade Clarke.
SNAFUFUN, a simple hypertext adventure originally written in BASIC by Chris Kerton and converted to Inform by Duncan Cross. Archive contains z-code game file, Inform source code and the original BASIC source code. [file is linked to games/zcode/Snafufun.zip]
So Far, An Interactive Catharsis by Andrew Plotkin.
Space Station, a science fiction story based on the example transcript included with Infocom's Planetfall, by David Ledgard, Release 2.
SpAdventure by Jay Walton. The original Adventure with a twist - you play as an Enchanter with spells. Release 2 / Serial number 971030
Spider And Web, Interactive Fiction by Andrew Plotkin.
SpirI7wrak, an Inform 7 port of Daniel S. Yu's "Spiritwrak", ported by Otis T. Dog. Release 1 / Serial number 141218 Archive contains Glulx game file and Inform 7 source code. (the original game is in games/zcode/spirit.z5) [file is linked to games/glulx/SpirI7wrak.zip]
SpiritWrak, An Interactive Fantasy Adventure by Daniel S. Yu.
Stiffy Makane: Mystery Science Theater 3000 An Interactive MiSTing of Mark Ryan's AGT game "The Incredibly Erotic Adventures of Stiffy Makane" Release 69 / Serial number 690609
A stub game file for Inform, providing a very simple starting point for Inform beginners to use as a base to build a game from. Written by Adam Cadre.
Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North). (a compiled version is in games/competition2017/Swigian/)
Taipan! A game based on the China trade of the 1800s. Created by Art Canfil and ported to the Z-Machine by D. Jacob Wildstrom. Release 2 / Serial number 020520
Source code for Teacher Feature, by Paul Equinox Collins.
The House of Mystery, An Interactive Fantasy by James G. Lynch. Version 1.1.3. Includes Inform 7 source code. Release 5 / Serial number 180929 [file is linked to games/glulx/The_House_of_Mystery.zip]
The Origin of Madame Time, by Brian Rushton. Release 1 / Serial number 181010 [a compiled version is in games/competition2019/The Origin of Madame Time/The_Origin_of_Madame_Time.gblorb]
The Algophilists' Penury, by Jon Stall. Release 1 / Serial number 120528 Archive includes game file and source code. [file is linked to games/zcode/TheAlgophilistsPenury.zip]
Throw Rock At, by Adam Ferner. Release 1.
Time and Dwarves, a small demonstration of how to use the real time functions from within Inform, written by Graham Nelson.
Twisted Tails, version 1.0, by Phillip Lovetere.
Typo!, by Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn. Release 1 / Serial number 041119
Ugly Oafs. Save Green Terra! Repel the Wrath Pulse! A wordplay game, by Perry Creel. Release 1 / Serial number 150403 Archive includes Glulx game file, source code and hints. [file is linked from games/glulx/ugly-oafs.zip] (the original competition entry is in games/competition2014/Ugly Oafs/Ugly Oafs.gblorb)
Life of a UMW student, by Daley Jennings and Kat Raffa.
The Underoos that ate New York!, by Gerry Kevin Wilson Release 1 / Serial number 970329
Vespers, by Jason Devlin.
Vindaloo, An Interactive Recipe by Adam G Crutchlow. Release 1 / Serial number 960613
The Visitor, A Chat, written by Peter Polkinghorne. Release 1 / Serial number 000321
"Delightful Wallpaper" by Andrew Plotkin (as "Edgar O. Weyrd"). Release 6. Inform 7 (3Z95) source code.
Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin.
Wizard's Castle, originally from the July/August 1980 issue of Recreational Computing magazine. Written for Exidy Sorceror by Joseph R. Power, modified for Heath Microsoft BASIC by J. F. Stetson and ported to Inform by Adam Biltcliffe.
A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin.
The Wedding, an Interactive Family Headache by Neil James Brown Source code for Release 2 (v2.19)
Werewolf, version2, a multi-player Inform game for use with ifMUD's Floyd interpreter-bot, by Evin Robertson.
Works of Fiction, by Jean Benoit Ferrant. Release 1 / Serial number 100515
Weishaupt Scholars, an Interactive Secret History, written by Michael Martin. Source code for release 2, with some changes for later builds of Inform 7 than were used to compile the released game file.
Wumpus 2000, The Virulent Labyrinth Of Yob-Shuggoth. A randomly-generated dungeon crawl by Muffy St. Bernard. Release 1 / Serial number 041119
Hunt the Wumpus, originally written in BASIC in 1972 by Gregory Yob, and ported to Inform by Magnus Olsson. Release 1 / Serial number 991216
Wurm, a blatant abuse of the Z-Machine by C.V.F. Knight Release 2 / Serial 021126
Raising the Flag on Mount Yo Momma, an interactive insult battle, by Juhana Leinonen. Release 3 / Serial number 100228
Z-Life, an Inform implementation of Conway's Game of Life, by Julian Arnold. Release 3 / serial number 960121.
ZBefunge 0.7 beta, by Francis Irving. Befunge is a 2D programming language, and this archive contains an interpreter for Befunge written in Inform. Includes Z-Code file and Inform source. [file is linked to games/zcode/zbefunge.zip]
Camel, originally by the Heath Users Group and ported to Inform by Adam Biltcliffe.
Z-Chess, release 4, by Eric Schmidt. An abuse of the Z-Machine that allows two people to play chess. Archive includes Z-code game and Inform source code. [file is linked to games/zcode/zchess.zip]
ZedFunge 0.7.3 beta, by Martin Bays, based on ZBefunge by Francis Irving. This is an extension to ZBefunge, adding almost complete support for the Concurrent Funge-98 specification. ZedFunge was originally named ZFunge. Includes Z-Code file and Inform source. [file is linked to games/zcode/zedfunge.zip]
Zombies, yet another abuse of the Z-Machine. Written by David Ledgard, based on Torbjorn Andersson's game Robots. Release 1.
Zork: A Computerized Fantasy Simulation Game. This is the more or less public domain version of the original MIT Zork, ported to Inform 7 by Dean Menezes. Release 3 / Serial number 080504
Z-Tornado, a two-player weather action game. Originally written by Oliver Feiler and Rene Puls, and ported to Inform by Sophie Fruehling. Release 2 / Serial number 030711
Super Z Trek, a Z-Machine implementation of the classic Star Trek. Written by John Menichelli, based on Chris Nystrom C port of a BASIC version.
Zugzwang: The Interactive Life of a Chess Piece, by Magnus Olsson. Release 2 / Serial number 990710 This is an update to the original, which was part of the TextFire, Inc. hoax. The original is still in games/demos/textfire/12pack.zip. Archive contains zcode game and source code. [file is linked to games/zcode/zugzwang.zip]