• Company Parchment
  • Version 1
  • Platforms
  • License Open Source
  • Category Gaming
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1. Main Features

  • Supports Z-Code and Glulx formats
  • Allows you to share your stories on the web with other users
  • Enables you to customize the typography through CSS style sheets

2. Software Overview

Parchment is a web based interpreter for interactive fiction games. Interactive fiction consists of text stories that the reader can navigate and explore by typing commands.

Parchment supports Z-Code and Glulx interactive fiction game formats. The program gives you an avenue to distribute and share your own stories. You can use software like Inform to create a Z-Code file and upload it to to Parchment for other users to experience. You can also customize how you want the typography to appear in your story by specifying a CSS style sheet.

Parchment gives fans of interactive fiction games an option to play their stories online instead of downloading a program and installing it on their computers. The web program supports the Glulx and Z-Code formats and provides a straightforward user interface. However, Parchment does not come with a ton features or support for many formats. If you want a platform to more easily share your stories, Parchment is a viable solution, otherwise, download and install Spatterlight or Windows Frotz if you want more features and support for more formats.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.Z8 - Z-machine Z-code Version 8 File
Other file extensions used by Parchment:

Updated: August 27, 2016

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