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Description

[*Warning* Playing Frotz involves reading, thinking, and typing. If you just want to blow stuff up, this is not the app for you!]

Burned out on all the new-fangled graphics and dazzling eye candy on your shiny new iPhone or iPad? Nostalgic for a simpler time? Then take advantage of those crisp high-resolution fonts to relive the glory days of the Great Underground Empire, or play any of hundreds of great works from the Interactive Fiction archive.

Frotz lets you play free works of Interactive Fiction (a.k.a. text adventure games) on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Frotz plays titles written in the Z-Machine format (which was invented by Infocom and was used to produce classic text adventures from the 80s such as the Zork Trilogy, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Trinity), as well as glulx and TADS formats.

In the past decade, text adventures have experienced a renaissance due to the efforts of a diverse Internet community of talented interactive fiction writers and fans. Many of these games are written using the same engine that powered Infocom's titles, thanks to the Inform compiler and authoring system created by Graham Nelson.

NOTE! If you have suggestions for improving Frotz or encounter bugs, please go to the support link and report them. I have no way to respond if you only report bugs in reviews!

Frotz for iOS - Interactive Fiction at Your Fingertips

What’s New

Version 1.8.2

- Prevent games from being confused by iOS 11 “smart punctuation”.
- Fix bug with text sub-window sizing in glulx games.
- Add launch shortcut to Story List (without resuming current story).
- Other minor bug fixes.
[New in 1.8.1]: Support for new Dropbox API for syncing saved games
[New in 1.8]: TADS support, multitasking, 64-bit.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
pauljah ,

Z6 please!

Thanks for this wonderful program. Waiting for support for z6 games (Arthur, etc.) please!

Mkm2000 ,

OMG!!!!

Just the other day I was thinking how cool it would be to play my Infocom adventures again, but on my iPad and then I stumbled onto this awesome app. This app is simply amazing! Tap the curser line and many of the most common commands are right at your fingertips. Double tap a written word on the screen and it instantly adds it to your curser line. I'm playing Planetfall as I write this review and this Frotz engine is making it a breeze to navigate through the adventure!

If you are a fan of Interactive Fiction, this is a no brainer, get this app. 5/5 stars!

Lythiaren ,

Love the content, hate the lag.

I love text-based adventure games, but this app feels lacklustre. The keyboard lags often and sometimes the app stalls for as long as 7-8 minutes when processing commands. Really could use some optimization.

Information

Seller
Craig Smith
Size
60.6 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Copyright
© 2008-2017 Craig Smith
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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