Dedalus Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Feb 16, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.
    1. 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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      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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    2. 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 the world's best-known writers of IF.
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      ink is a scripting language built around the idea of marking up pure-text with flow in order to produce interactive scripts.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
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      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Undum is a game framework for building a sophisticated form of hypertext interactive fiction.
    3. A minimal text adventure engine.
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      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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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Cross-platform tool for creating visual novels and interactive stories.
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