Alternatives to Twine for all platforms with any license

  • Ren'Py icon

    Ren'Py

    Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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

    • With use of Chronicler, you can have the best of both worlds - the visual side of Twine, but with the CYOA style of Choicescript. kirstysingletonJul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Inklewriter

    Inklewriter is a free tool by inkle, designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    oStorybook

    oStorybook is a free, open source novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors which will help you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while writing texts.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Chronicler icon

    Chronicler

    Chronicler is an open source desktop application which allows users to create CYOA/MCG (choose your own adventure/multiple choice games) interactive fiction using a GUI not dissimilar to Twine (i.e. in the style of a flow chart). ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    textadventures.co.uk

    textadventures.co.uk is a community of interactive fiction game makers and players. All games here are either playable in your web browser, or as an app for your smartphone or tablet. Almost all are free, and you can even make your...

    Free Web / Cloud

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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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  • TalkerMaker Deluxe icon

    TalkerMaker Deluxe

    A fairly bare-bones FOSS alternative to applications like ChatMapper and articy:draft to allow for people who don't necessarily have the money to license those programs to still leverage branching dialogue in a clean and easy way.

    Free Windows

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    iSpring TalkMaster

    Create interactive conversation simulations to train your employees for real-life conversations with clients and associates. Add the appropriate characters and backgrounds to fit any business situation and publish for any device to...

    Commercial Windows

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    articy:draft

    The first professional tool for story and game design Create, organize and communicate your game vision. Compose every aspect of your game design in just one highly visual and versatile solution. Develop interactive stories...

    Commercial Windows

  • Playfic icon

    Playfic

    Playfic is an online community that lets you write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games with the world.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Undum icon

    Undum

    Undum is a game framework for building a sophisticated form of hypertext interactive fiction.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    Dedalus

    Dedalus is an authoring system for generating Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) narrative.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    Writer's Cafè

    A powerful but fun writers environment that includes the StoryLines structuring tool, a notebook, journal, writing quotations, scrapbook organiser, a 60-page e-book and more.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Chat Mapper

    Chat Mapper is a tool for writing and testing nonlinear dialogue, especially for video games.

    Freemium Windows

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