[quote="KrushBrother":1i4lpg6d]The only problem with Inform and the like is that the end user usually needs to run them through an interpreter to play them.
I'd like an adventure to be contained in an exe, show a title screen, and then allow you to play the game.
I've never come across a text adventure game creator that compiles it all into an exe file.
If anyone has, I'd be interested to hear about it (although I doubt one exists, as I'd have probably found it by now ).
It is actually possible to make .exes out of Inform projects, though not many people do. I don't have the link handy, but I know it works - I've done it myself, a while ago.