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!

Two Alan games in the 5th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition. Finished 16 and 22 out of 37! Good work Eric and Mikko!

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)