Software : Zoom : Zoom


(as of 11/10/2014)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Supports Z-Code, Glulx, TADS, and HUGO formats
  • Allows story progress to be saved
  • Enables font, color, and typography customization
  • Provides extensibility through plugins

Zoom is an interactive fiction game player. Interactive fiction games are text stories that the reader can navigate through by typing commands. The program runs on OS X and Linux.

Zoom supports interactive fiction stories in the Z-Code, Glulx, TADS, and HUGO formats. Zoom's most prominent features include story progress saving, font and color customization, text-to-speech capability, and typography settings. The player is also extensible, allowing you to install plugins to add to the number of formats supported by Zoom.

Zoom is a lightweight application that efficiently plays Z-Code, Glulx, TADS, and HUGO interactive fiction games. It also comes with some handy text customization features and is extensible. If you are an OS X user looking to complete your next story adventure, use Zoom to get you there.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.ZBLORB – Z-machine Package Game File

Other file extensions used by Zoom 1

Supported File Types
.BLBInteractive Fiction Package Game File
.GBLORBGlulx Blorb Game File
.GLBGlulx Blorb Game File
.GLKSAVEZoom Game Save Package
.IFICTIONiFiction Metadata File
.SKEINSkein XML File
.ULXGlulx Game File
.Z8Z-machine Z-code Version 8 File
.ZLBZ-machine Package Game File
Additional Related File Formats
.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 10, 2014