Chronicler Alternatives

    Chronicler is described as '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)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Chronicler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chronicler are ChoiceScript (Free, Open Source), Ink by Inkle (Free, Open Source), Dedalus (Free, Open Source) and Undum (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 16, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Dedalus is an authoring system for generating Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) narrative.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Undum is a game framework for building a sophisticated form of hypertext interactive fiction.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Chat Mapper is a tool for writing and testing nonlinear dialogue, especially for video games.
      • 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Yarn Spinner is a tool for creating interactive dialogue for games. Write your conversations in Yarn, a simple programming language that's designed to be easy for writers to learn, while also powerful enough to handle whatever you need.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Sadako is a javascript library for creating web based interactive fiction. The library uses its own scripting language based on concepts pioneered by Twine and Ink.
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