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Frotz

Frotz

Interactive Fiction Adventures

Games
Entertainment
Role Playing
Adventure
54 reviews
⭐️4.8 / 5
Rating
🙌229
Ratings
📼3 scs
Content
📦w/o updates
Updates frequency
🗣❌ unsupported
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All Versions of Frotz

1.8.8

September 24, 2023

- Fixed arrow key support for Bluetooth keyboards New in 1.8.7: - Better support for Unicode/non-Latin alphabet stories. - Updated to git glulx interpreter version 1.3.7 (conforming to Glulx VM standard 3.1.3.) - New IFDB search options, updated search URLs and built-in bookmarks. - Dropbox API update, sync improvements. - Option to swap text/background colors in color picker. - Improved handling of ZIP file downloads from IFDB: you can now select which stories to install. - Enable 'iTunes File sharing: supported story files and saved games dragged into Frotz will be automatically installed. - Restored keyboard long-press hide/lock functionality. - Other bug fixes/minor UI tweaks.
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1.8.7

June 8, 2023

- Better support for Unicode/non-Latin alphabet stories. - Update glulx (git) specification standard to 1.3.7. - New IFDB search options, updated search URLs and built-in bookmarks. - Dropbox API update, sync improvements. - Option to swap text/background colors in color picker. - Improved handling of ZIP file downloads from IFDB: you can now select which stories to install. - Enable 'iTunes File sharing: supported story files and saved games dragged into Frotz will be automatically installed. - Restored keyboard long-press hide/lock functionality. - Other bug fixes/minor UI tweaks.
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1.8.6

September 7, 2020

- Fix crash on iPad when trying to restart story from Story Details view. - Fix hang which can occur when scrolling in Frotz Settings.
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1.8.5

September 3, 2020

- Configurable text size and font on Notes screen. - Fix unreadable Notes text in dark mode. - General bug fixes and refactoring to use more modern iOS APIs.
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1.8.4

July 3, 2020

- Improved support for iOS 13, including light/dark mode, and for newer devices/screen sizes. - Fix a bug causing manual saved games to fail. - Other bug fixes.
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1.8.3

July 1, 2020

- Improved support for iOS 13 and newer devices. - Bug fixes.

1.8.2

October 3, 2017

- Prevent games from being confused by iOS 11 “smart punctuation”. - Fix bug with text sub-window sizing in glulx games. - Add launch shortcut to Story List (without resuming current story). - Other minor bug fixes. [New in 1.8.1]: Support for new Dropbox API for syncing saved games [New in 1.8]: TADS support, multitasking, 64-bit.
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1.8.1

September 30, 2017

- Update to Dropbox API v2 - Improvements for iOS 11 - Bug fixes [New in 1.8]: TADS support, multitasking, 64-bit.
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1.8

September 8, 2016

- Improved support for iOS 9 and 10 - Performance improvements / 64-bit support - Various bug fixes
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1.7.1

October 20, 2014

- Improved support for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8. - Fixed bug printing accented characters in status window. - Allow using pinch gesture to change story font size. - Several minor bug fixes in glk game support.
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Price History of Frotz

Description of Frotz

[*Warning* Playing Frotz involves reading, thinking, and typing. If you just want to blow stuff up, this is not the app for you!] Burned out on all the new-fangled graphics and dazzling eye candy on your shiny new iPhone or iPad? Nostalgic for a simpler time? Then take advantage of those crisp high-resolution fonts to relive the glory days of the Great Underground Empire, or play any of hundreds of great works from the Interactive Fiction archive. Frotz lets you play hundreds of free works of Interactive Fiction (a.k.a. text adventure games) on your iPhone or iPad. Frotz plays titles written in the Z-Machine format (which was invented by Infocom and was used to produce classic text adventures from the 80s such as the Zork Trilogy, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Trinity), as well as glulx and TADS formats. In the past couple of decades, text adventures have experienced a renaissance of sorts due to the efforts of a diverse Internet community of talented interactive fiction writers and fans. Many of these games are written using the same engine that powered Infocom's titles, thanks to the Inform compiler and authoring system created by Graham Nelson. NOTE! If you have suggestions for improving Frotz or encounter bugs, please go to the support link and report them. Frotz for iOS - Interactive Fiction at Your Fingertips
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Frotz: FAQ

Does Frotz support iPad devices?

Yes, the Frotz app is compatible with iPads.
Craig Smith is the developer of the Frotz app.
To function properly, the app requires at least iOS 11.0.
Frotz has an exceptional rating of 4.8 out of 5, which is a testament to its quality.
Games Is The Primary Genre Of The Frotz App.
1.8.8 is the latest released Frotz version.
Frotz’s most recent update was on July 17, 2024.
The app first launched on February 5, 2023.
Some content may not be suitable for all children, recommended for ages 9 and up.
Frotz currently features the following languages: English.
No, Frotz is not on Apple Arcade.
No, Frotz does not integrate in-app purchases for users.
Unfortunately, Frotz is not tailored for compatibility with Apple Vision Pro.

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Reviews of Frotz

  • Text Styling

    There isn’t enough padding on the left in portrait for iPad mini or iPhone but the developer said they might add an option. I just need one or two em of space.

    Also hoping for line height/spacing options.

    I don’t know where the fonts come from. I didn’t have any luck adding new fonts to iOS and getting them recognized in Frotz though.

    Developer Response

    Are you playing on iPhone or iPad, in landscape or portrait? I'll consider adding margin adjustment options. In the mean time perhaps pinching to increase the font size may help.
  • please allow cloud drive support

    The iOS version allows iCloud Drive support, while the MacOS only allows Dropbox support. Can you please add iCloud support to the Mac version? Thank you for a great app! <3
  • this is awesome

    I have been playing text adventures for over 18 years. When I first heard about this app from a really good friend of mine, I found it a little bit difficult to use. Nowadays, it's good that I have a text adventure app on my phone. I've been playing text adventures as I said for 18 or so years. I'm an avid player of interactive fiction, and I love it. I even play interactive fiction that my friends and I make up on our own. Interactive fiction has so many twists and turns, and the puzzles are great to keep the brain going. Keep the updates coming.