Interactive Fiction

ZORK I: The Great Underground Empire
Copyright (c) 1981, 1982, 1983 Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.

ZORK is a registered trademark of Infocom, Inc.
Revision 88 / Serial number 840726

West of House
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.

>open mailbox
Opening the small mailbox reveals a leaflet.

>get leaflet

>read leaflet

ZORK is a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning. In it you will explore some of the most amazing territory ever seen by mortals. No computer should be without one!”

Some of my web pages ever were for Palm IF. For the stake of Nostalgia, I’m moving and updating these pages. We played Zork as a family and I learned to program by typing in the Basic code from an how to book for creating text adventure games my father bought us. Interactive Fiction came from the Era the brought you Choose Your Own Adventure Stories (I had and loved The Cave of Time)

Interactive Fiction is a text based adventure game. To play you need an interpreter & a game.


This site focuses on Inform” or “z-code” files. This is the format used by the Infocom games such as Zork and the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. Palm OS readers for this format include CliFrotz, Frobnitz, and Frotz.

Visit the Interactive Fiction Archive for more interpreters including those for the PC & Mac.


All games can be found on the Interactive Fiction Archive. These zip files contain two copies of each game. Install the converted .pdb file for your Palm Device. You can used the .Z# files with the PC & Mac version.



300+ of Games from the Interactive Fiction Archive. Please visit the archive for more information on the games.

If Art Gallery 1999-2004

IFComp 2006, the competition for short text adventures.

IFComp 2005

IFComp 2004

IFComp 2003

IFComp 2002

IFComp 2001

IFComp 2000

IFComp 1999

IFComp 1998

IFComp 1997

IFComp 1996

IFComp 1995

Infocom Sampler Release 2 Release 97 / Serial Number 870601 a sequence from Wishbringer) and samples of three Infocom games: Zork I, Leather Goddesses of Phobos, and Trinity.


Infocom Sampler Release 26 Serial Number 840731 Catch A Butterfly Tutorial Game, Zork I, Planetfall, Infidel, and Witness.

Infocom Sampler Release 53 Serial Number 850407 Catch A Butterfly Tutorial Game, Zork I, Planetfall, Infidel, and Witness.

Infocom Sampler Release 55 Serial Number 850823 Catch A Butterfly Tutorial Game, Planetfall, Witness Transcript, Zork I, and Infocom Propaganda.

Zork 1, Zork 2, Zork 3 and a few more treats.

Zork the Undiscovered Underground A text prequel to Zork Grand Inquisitor. Copyright 1997 by Activision. Written by Marc Blank and Mike Berlyn promoted by Gerry Kevin Wilson.

Mini-Zork demo from Infocom, put onto a C64 disk along with the text accompanying it from the UK C64 magazine Zzap! 64. D64 disk image.


This page has been around since 1995 in some form or another. It was chosen as The Site Of The Week June 29 – July 5 1997 by Calvin’s Pilot FAQ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>