Software : Twisty Team : Twisty for Android

Twisty for Android

(as of 11/24/2015)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Supports Z-machine and Glulx text adventures
  • Comes with four built-in games
  • Allows you to save game progress

Twisty is a text adventure interpreter for Android devices. "Text adventures", also known as "interactive fiction", are text stories that the reader can navigate by typing commands. It is open source software and currently developed by the Twisty Team.

Twisty supports Z-machine and Glulx formats and allows you to play hundreds of text adventures. You can play classic interactive fiction games such as "Zork" and "Valley of the Minotaur" and more modern ones such as "Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!" and "Gotomomi". It comes with four built-in games but you can add more from the Interactive Fiction Database.

Twisty is used by interactive fiction fans that want to go on text adventures while they are on-the-go themselves. Unfortunately, the Android app has a fair amount of bugs and doesn't offer many features. It does allow you to play both Z-machine and Glulx games, but there are other text adventure interpreters for Android available, like Onyxbits Text Fiction, that provide a better user experience.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.Z8 – Z-machine Z-code Version 8 File

Other file extensions used by Twisty for Android 0.82

Supported File Types
.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
.Z6Z-machine Z-code Version 6 File
.Z7Z-machine Z-code Version 7 File

Updated: November 24, 2015