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.INFORM File Extension

File TypeInform Project

DeveloperGraham Nelson
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What is an INFORM file?

An INFORM file is a project created by Inform, an IDE that enables you to create Interactive Fiction (IF) programs used by Z-code interpreters, such as Zoom or Frotz. It contains project contents, such as the story, index data, and source files used to build a game.

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Screenshot of a .inform file in Inform 7
INFORM file open in Inform 7

Inform is a free application that provides tools for creating IF stories that other users can experience. When simulating a story, users can control characters with text commands and modify the environment.

Inform users can create stories and save them as INFORM project files. These files allow users to save, close, and re-open a project for further editing.

To create an INFORM file, select File → Save or Save As..., name the file, select the save location, and click Save.

After you complete your story, select Release → Release to create a .ZBLORB file that can be uploaded to the Internet and shared with other users.

How do I open an INFORM file?

You can open an INFORM file with Inform by selecting File → Open Project..., navigating to your file, then clicking Open.

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Programs that open INFORM files

Updated 11/18/2020

About INFORM Files

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