1) The file 'verbs.i' declares some 165 verbs and commands, among others 'about', 'ask', 'answer', 'buy', 'consult', 'empty', 'fill', 'get up','look through', 'look out of', 'pour', 'push with', 'put in', 'rub', 'scratch', 'shoot', 'sit', 'sleep', 'swim', 'take from', 'tell', 'think', and 'write', to mention just a handful.

Also reactions to player input in question form such as 'who am i', 'where is (object)' etc. have been implemented.

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)