David Cornelson of TextFyre has embarked on an ambitious plan to create a new open source virtual machine, FyreVM. This new VM will run Interactive Fiction games (e.g. Zork and newer works written in Inform) on a dozen different mobile platforms such as Android, WinPhone 7, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry. The goal of FireVM is to take advantage of specific user interface capabilities on each platform, whether it's the touch screen of Android tablets or the 5 way button on the Kindle.
To help with this project, TextFyre has started a fundraising effort on[Read more...]