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    Inklewriter Alternatives

    Inklewriter is described as 'free tool by inkle, designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are nine alternatives to Inklewriter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based and Mac. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Inklewriter are Chronicler (Free, Open Source), ChoiceScript (Free, Open Source), Squiffy (Free, Open Source) and Dedalus (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • 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.
    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • 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
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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
      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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      ADRIFT Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily.
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    2. 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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