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

Inform 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 Inform.
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Inform is a free app for creating works of interactive fiction, available for MacOS, Windows, Linux and Android. Inside it...

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  1. Ink by Inkle icon

    Ink by Inkle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    38 alternatives to Ink by Inkle 

    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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    Yarn Spinner

    36 alternatives to Yarn Spinner 

    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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    ADRIFT

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    16 alternatives to ADRIFT 

    ADRIFT Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily. It allows you to concentrate on the story by making everything else easy, such as having all options available in dropdown lists, rather than you having to...

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    Dedalus

    18 alternatives to Dedalus 

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

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    Undum

    18 alternatives to Undum 

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

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    Narrat

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    18 alternatives to Narrat 

    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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    ADLENGINE

    • Windows
    • Steam
    19 alternatives to ADLENGINE 

    Adliberum Engine is a multiplayer compatible role-playing text adventure engine. Complete with real-time world-building commands; craft text powered games and scenarios alone or with others. Complete with world editing commands; create worlds, games and puzzles that you can...

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    Adventuron

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    18 alternatives to Adventuron 

    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. Featuring a web-based code editor with autocompletion and a fast development workflow that lets you play as...

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    Ficdown

    19 alternatives to Ficdown 

    Ficdown is a set of standards using the Markdown formatting syntax that can be used to create choice-based interactive fiction. Formatting of text is done using standard Markdown, with a few Markdown elements taking on additional story-defining properties (for example, level-two...

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    InquisitorIF

    20 alternatives to InquisitorIF 

    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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