Twisty

Twisty is a Java-based port of the Z-machine interpreter for Android. It has three built-in games and also allows to load external game packages.

Contents:

  1. General
  2. Description
  3. Download
  4. Old versions

General

Developer: Matthew T. Russotto

Category: Games

Latest version: 0.82

Total versions: 13

Submitted: 21 Dec 2007

Updated: 9 Nov 2010

Description

Twisty is a Java-based port of the Z-machine interpreter for the Android mobile platform. The Z-machine is a virtual machine that was used by Infocom for its text adventure games. Text adventures (also known as "interactive fiction") are kinds of games from old times, where the software simulates environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment.

The emulator has three built-in games: Adventure, Bronze and Curses. This is quite enough for beginners to get the feeling of such kind of games. For those who want to play more text adventure games, Twisty allows to load external Z-Code executables with the *.z3, *.z5 and *.z8 file extensions.

The "Z" in the "Z-machine" word stands for Zork, Infocom's first adventure game. To download more interactive fiction games we recommend to visit the The Interactive Fiction Archive at http://www.ifarchive.org/

Download

Twisty 0.82 seem to be the latest available version. Below you can find file(s) assigned to this version:

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.82:

- Fixes "save" command
- Users can now toggle soft-keyboard
- New game included

Old versions

Below are the earlier versions of Twisty. If you are aware of a newer version of Twisty or an older one, which is not listed here, please feel free to add it!

Twisty 0.81

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.81:

[no description available for this version]

File(s):

Twisty 0.8

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.8:

[no description available for this version]

File(s):

Twisty 0.7

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.7:

[no description available for this version]

File(s):

Twisty 0.6.5

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.6.5:

- Now with a touch of introductory help.

File(s):

Twisty 0.6

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.6:

- Same as 0.5, but signed with a real key; this is the first one up on Android Market.

File(s):

Twisty 0.5

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.5:

- Completely re-done UI, proper sdcard scanning.

File(s):

Twisty 0.1

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.1:

- Now with the ability to load .z games from sdcard.

File(s):

Twisty 0.08

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.08:

- Now with the ability to load and save games in progress.

File(s):

Twisty 0.06

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.06:

[no description available for this version]

File(s):

Twisty 0.05

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.05:

- For the 0.9 SDK. (File-chooser broken.)

File(s):

Twisty 0.04

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.04:

- For M5 SDK.

File(s):

Twisty 0.03

Description/changelog of Twisty 0.03:

Please note that this version was developed using the previous version of the Android SDK, so won't work in the latest version, or the available Android phones.

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