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Dedalus Alternatives

Dedalus is described as '- A system based on Javascript and HTML to generate and run Choose Your Own Adventure narrative' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Dedalus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions and Mac. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dedalus are Ink by Inkle, Chronicler, Undum and gist-txt.

Dedalus 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 Dedalus.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Self-Hosted

Dedalus - A system based on Javascript and HTML to generate and run Choose Your Own Adventure narrative

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  1. Twine icon

    Twine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    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. Chronicler icon

    Chronicler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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).

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    Screenshot
  4. Undum icon

    Undum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

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

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  5. gist-txt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    A minimal text adventure engine.

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  6. StoryNexus icon

    StoryNexus

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    StoryNexus: The choice is yours. StoryNexus gives you free access to hundreds of interactive worlds, from science fiction to romance, from gothic fantasy to historical adventure.

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    main page
  7. Adventuron icon

    Adventuron

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Adventuron is a text-adventure authoring tool, used to create games playable on desktop, mobile as well as old computers including Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

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  8. InquisitorIF icon

    InquisitorIF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Inquisitor is an engine for browser and multiplatform Interactive Fiction works. It bares similarities to Twine while facilitating creation of worlds with locations and items.

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  9. 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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  10. Yarn Spinner icon

    Yarn Spinner

    • 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.

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