Frotz: Text Adventures Live Again

By Deane Barker on August 15, 2008

Old-School Text Adventures Come to the iPhone: There’s something very pure about a text adventure game.

[…] Craig Smith has released an iPhone version of Frotz, a program based on Infocom’s original Z-machine engine — it’s what powered all the text adventures of old, everything from the Zork trilogy to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

What Frotz on iPhone does is give you access to many [text adventure] games, both in terms of finding them and then playing them. The free app comes pre-loaded with a few public domain titles — including the original M.I.T. version of Zork — but you can also access download repositories directly from within the app.

Eat me, Grue.