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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:56 am 
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Hi!

I'm wondering if it's possible to play interactive fiction on modern mobile phones. If so, what does one need to get things started? I assume a special interpreter is required and needs to be installed on the phone, right?

Any further information, hints, tips, and links will be most appreciated!

Thanks, best regards!

Ben


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:28 pm 
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I don't know, but that would be interesting. I think cell phone games are written in some mobile version of Java. It might be possible to have a runner/interpreter that's able to download the actual game content/file over the web.

If it has been done - and if it's freely available - the IF Archive would probably be the place to look (http://www.ifarchive.org). I've never heard of an IF interpreter for cell phones, but it's probably possible.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:55 pm 
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It depends on your phone. If you have an iPhone, check the App Store for "Frotz", which will play z-code/z-machine games. iPhone Frotz is particularly good since it comes with some good games and you can download more directly on it. If you have a Palm based phone (mostly the Treos), I like CellarDoor, but getting games onto it is a little bit of work. Other phones, I don't know.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:14 am 
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for google android based phone (like htc dream), there is twisty : http://code.google.com/p/twisty/


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Frotz is excellent, i use it on a regular basis on my iPhone. I think one of it's main advantages is that it hooks up to the IF Archive so you have access to a huge library. I'm currently playing violet on it which you should definitely try if you haven't already.

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:56 am 
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I also really like using Frotz on the iPhone. I really wish I had a list of games that play well on it - there are quite a few where it's really only enjoyable if you sit down and can draw a map and such.


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:43 pm 
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Good cell phone games might be found by perusing one of these IFDB lists:

One Room Non-Escape Games

No Map necessary

Enjoy! :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:32 am 
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Awesome idea, thanks.


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There are/were at least three different interpreters available for Windows Mobile based PocketPCs and smartphones, but I think all of the projects are long dead and abandoned: PocketFrotz, FrotzCE, and ZipCE.


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 10:41 am 
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pocketzax is pretty recent (well, 1 year only for the latest release)
But it doesn't support accented letters.

http://www.adamdawes.com/windowsmobile/ ... etzax.html


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