Alternatives to TADS for all platforms with any license

  • Inform icon

    Inform

    Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language. It is a radical reinvention of the way interactive fiction is designed, guided by contemporary work in semantics and by the practical experience of some of...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    ChoiceScript

    ChoiceScript is a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice games (MCGs) like Choice of the Dragon. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    ADRIFT

    ADRIFT Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily. It allows you to concentrate on the story by making everything else easy, such as having all options available...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Spatterlight

    Spatterlight is a native Cocoa application which plays most kinds of interactive fiction game files.

    Open Source Mac

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    Squiffy

    Squiffy is a tool for creating multiple choice interactive fiction. It's written entirely in JavaScript - the compiler uses Node.js and the games it generates run in a web browser so it can run on any system with a modern browser.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • Quest icon

    Quest

    Quest lets you create sophisticated text-based games, without having to program. Make text adventures, role-playing games, training materials, simulations, or interactive fiction. With its easy-to-use visual editor, absolutely no...

    Free Windows

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