Software : Spatterlight : Spatterlight


(as of 12/18/2014)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Supports Z-Code, Glulx, AGT, TADS, and HUGO formats
  • Allows you to customize the typography of the games
  • Enables you to save the game transcript

Spatterlight is an interactive fiction game player for OS X. Interactive fiction games are text stories that the reader can navigate through by typing commands.

Spatterlight supports a variety of interactive fiction game formats, including Glulx, Magnetic Scrolls, Level 9, Quill, AGT, Z-Code, and HUGO formats. One of the program's best features is that it allows you to customize the typography of the games. Among the provided options, you can choose the spacing, font, ink color, and paper material.

Spatterlight is a quality choice for OS X users looking to play interactive fiction games. It supports a wide variety of formats, provides some helpful features and is lightweight. Although Spatterlight does not provide as many helpful features as Zoom, it also supports more formats, which makes it one of your best options to play interactive fiction games in OS X.

▶ Primary file extension

.AGX – AGT Game File

▶ Other file extensions used by Spatterlight 0.5

Supported File Types
.BLBInteractive Fiction Package Game File
.BLORBInteractive Fiction Package Game File
.GBLORBGlulx Blorb Game File
.ULXGlulx Game File
.Z1Z-machine Z-code File
.Z2Z-machine Z-code Version 2 File
.Z3Z-machine Z-code Version 3 File
.Z4Z-machine Z-code Version 4 File
.Z5Z-machine Z-code Version 5 File
.Z7Z-machine Z-code Version 7 File
.Z8Z-machine Z-code Version 8 File
.ZBLORBZ-machine Package Game File
.ZLBZ-machine Package Game File

Updated: December 18, 2014