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Playing games

There are hundreds of Inform games available (and hundreds more created using the other IF development systems). Naturally, some of the games are better than others; here is some guidance on finding the best stuff, and on how to play it.

Z-Machine games in the IF Archive     Link  
The section of the Archive holding compiled games which you can run on any Z-Machine interpreter.
Glulx games in the IF Archive     Link  
The section of the Archive holding compiled games which you can run on any Glulx interpreter.
Inform games in the IF Archive     Link  
The section of the Archive holding Inform source games which you can compile for the Z-Machine or the Glulx virtual machine.
Baf's Guide    Carl Muckenhoupt Link  
Damn near all of the Inform games in the IF Archive: reviewed, categorised, and indexed every which way.
Brass Lantern    Stephen Granade Link  
Regular news about IF topics, and a wide range of authoritative articles categorised by Beginners, Players, Writers, Editorials and Community. Also game reviews (both text and graphic adventures).
SPAG    Paul O'Brian Link  
The Society for the Promotion of Adventure Games issues a quarterly newsletter with editorial comment, features and game reviews. Includes a useful Readers' Scoreboard of game ratings.
"How to play" FAQ    Steve Griffiths Link  
Good basic instructions on downloading interpreters for Inform and TADS, and on finding appropriate games to get started with.
Beginner's guide to playing IF    Fredrik Ramsberg Link  
Step-by-step guidance on the nature of IF, on how to locate and play games, and on selecting an appropriate interpreter.


Last updated 6 December 2004. This web site has not been fully supported since April 2008. Information may be out of date. This page was originally managed by Roger Firth.