Version 0.3.1 of the proposed standard library is now available with many improvements and new features. Have a look at it here.

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!

What They Say

"[the game] does not represent the real capabilities of the Alan Language but does demonstrate Alan's amazing ability to allow someone who has never done an iota of computer programming of any kind to produce SOMETHING within a few weeks!"

Eric Mayer (on his game HeBGB Horrors)