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ADRIFT Alternatives

ADRIFT is described as 'Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ADRIFT for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ADRIFT are Ink by Inkle, Inform, ChoiceScript and Squiffy.

ADRIFT alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ADRIFT.
This page was last updated Jul 1, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

ADRIFT Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily.

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  1. Twine icon

    Twine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

    formatting a story
  2. Ink by Inkle icon

    Ink by Inkle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    ink is a scripting language built around the idea of marking up pure-text with flow in order to produce interactive scripts.

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  3. Inform icon

    Inform

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Inform is a free app for creating works of interactive fiction, available for MacOS, Windows, Linux and Android. Inside it is a powerful programming language based on English language text. This redesigned website is part of the preparations for open-sourcing the software.

    Source text on one side, with compiled game in other tab.
  4. ChoiceScript icon

    ChoiceScript

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

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  5. Squiffy icon

    Squiffy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    Screenshot


  6. Quest icon

    Quest

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Quest lets you create sophisticated text-based games, without having to program. Make text adventures, role-playing games, training materials, simulations, or interactive fiction.

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  7. AXMA Story Maker icon

    AXMA Story Maker

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Cross-platform tool for creating visual novels and interactive stories.

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  8. Narrat icon

    Narrat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Narrat is a narrative game engine for text-based games. Game dialogue info is written in files with a similar syntax to Ren'Py (.rpy files). Those files get loaded by the game engine which plays through them.

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  9. Jawa icon

    Jawa

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online

    JAWA is an online tool which makes it possible to create, free, easily and quickly, point'n'click type investigation / adventure games, playable directly in the browser or in the form of mobile apps (smartphones & tablets).

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  10. Ficdown icon

    Ficdown

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Ficdown is a set of standards using the Markdown formatting syntax that can be used to create choice-based interactive fiction.

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