A new version of the PDF manual is available. No major contents have changed, main purpose is to make sure that the full production cycle of it works when major changes start to happen.

A BeOS port of the 2.8 interpreter is available.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has made a page with an easy to follow description of how to set up your computer for authoring and playing using Alan. Read all about it here!

A Glk port of the Alan interpreter for various Linux'es, Windows and DOS has been performed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a MacIntosh version by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Get it at the Alan part of the IF Archive!

The first Alan utility has been created by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A tool to extract all text from a games source for spell checking or other purposes. Get it from the download page!

What They Say

"All those weirdly arranged parentheses, and semi-colons and strange curlicues hanging out in the middle of blank lines. Impossible. But when I looked at Alan I saw the light or, at least, English."

Eric Mayer