Abandonware DOS title

Games made with the Z-machine engine, by Infocom

The Z-machine was developed by Infocom and used in its interactive fiction games. Z-machine is a virtual machine that allows a developer to easily develop text-adventures for multiple platforms without much hassle. A number of interpreters exists so you can play both old and new text adventures on dead platforms as well as recent ones: Glulx, Inform, TADS, etc.

Most popular Engine: Z-machine games

_amfv_001

A Mind Forever Voyaging

DOSMac OS19854.1/5 Infocom
arthur-excalibur-02

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

DOS19894/5 Infocom
ballyhoo-1

Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
border-zone-01

Border Zone

DOS19873.8/5 Infocom
bureaucracy-02

Bureaucracy

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Infocom
Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy), developed and published by Infocom in 1987. Bureaucracy is a peculiar interactive fiction; the game challenges you to solve frustrating bureaucratic problems in a world populated by strange characters.
cutthroats-02

Cutthroats

DOS19843.4/5 Infocom
deadline-2

Deadline

DOS19823.9/5 Infocom
enchanter-1

Enchanter

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
hollywoodhij-1

Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
infidel-1

Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
journey-adv-03

Journey: The Quest Begins

DOS19894.2/5 Infocom
leather-goddesses-of-phobos-04

Leather Goddesses of Phobos

DOS19864.2/5 Infocom
moonmist-1

Moonmist

DOS19863.8/5 Infocom
planetfall-1

Planetfall

DOS19834.1/5 Infocom
plunderedhearts-1

Plundered Hearts

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Infocom
seastalker-01

Seastalker

DOS19844/5 Infocom
sorcerer-1

Sorcerer

DOS19844.1/5 Infocom
spellbreaker-02

Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
starcross-01

Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
stationfall-01

Stationfall

DOS19873.9/5 Infocom
suspect-01

Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
suspended-01

Suspended

DOS19833.9/5 Infocom
hitchhikerguide-1

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DOSMac OS1984freeware4.2/5 Infocom
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a humorous free text adventure game based on the novel of the same name written by Douglas Adams (if you never read it, shame on you!). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was designed by Douglas Adams himself and interactive fiction god Steve Eric Meretzky, it was released by Infocom in 1984 for DOS and for...
lurkinghorror-1

The Lurking Horror

DOS19874.1/5 Infocom
the-witness-01

The Witness

DOS19834/5 Infocom
trinity-01

Trinity

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
wishbringer-1

Wishbringer

DOS19853.7/5 Infocom
zork1-2

Zork I: The Great Underground Empire

DOS19824.2/5 Infocom
Zork is one of the most popular text-adventures and one of the first interactive fiction games ever created. The first Zork was developed in the seventies and ported on various platform by Infocom in the early 80s. Infocom was one of the most prolific developers of text-adventures for home computers and created memorable interactive fiction ga...