Gargoyle Alternatives

    Gargoyle is described as 'IF player that supports all the major interactive fiction formats'. There are six alternatives to Gargoyle for Windows, Android, Mac, Electron / Atom Shell and Linux. The best alternative is Text Fiction, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gargoyle are Spatterlight (Free, Open Source), Windows Frotz (Free, Open Source), Lectrote (Free, Open Source) and Fabularium (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 16, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      With interactive fiction novels you're more than just a passive book reader, following the adventures of the hero. Instead, you become the hero! Explore the world, make decissions and ultimately decide on the outcome.
    1. Spatterlight is a native Cocoa application plays most kinds of interactive fiction game files: AGT, Adrift, AdvSys, Alan, Glulx, Hugo, Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls, TADS (text-only), Quill, and Z-code (except v6).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Windows Frotz is an interpreter that can play all the old Infocom text adventures.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      The Interactive Fiction interpreter in an Electron shell Lectrote currently supports: Glulx games (.ulx or .gblorb), as produced by Inform 7. Z-code games (.z3/.z4/.z5/.z8 or .zblorb), as produced by Inform 7 or earlier versions of Inform. Hugo games (.hex).
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      Create and play interactive fiction on your Android phone or tablet. Also known as text adventures, interactive books, playable novels, z-machine, glulx, tads, terps.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Windows Git is an interpreter for Glulx games. Windows Git consists of a core interpreter called Git, and an input/output library, called Windows Glk. Together these two components form the Windows Git package, which has been created by David Kinder.
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