Lectrote Alternatives

    Lectrote is described as 'The Interactive Fiction interpreter in an Electron shellLectrote currently supports: Glulx games (.ulx or .gblorb), as produced by Inform 7'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Lectrote for a variety of platforms, including Windows, the Web, Android, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Lectrote are Text Fiction (Free, Open Source), textadventures.co.uk (Free), Playfic (Free) and Ink by Inkle (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 16, 2021

    • Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • An interpreter for interactive fiction stories (aka: terp, z-machine, text adventure engine, interactive book reader).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Android


    • textadventures.co.uk is a community of interactive fiction game makers and players.
      • Free
      • Online
    • Playfic is an online community that lets you write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games with the world.
      • Free
      • Online
    • ink is a popular open source scripting language for branching stories, designed for writers.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • Tool for creating interactive dialogue and games in Unity.
      • Free • Open 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • The contents of the IF Archive -- including thousands of text adventures, text adventure development tools, articles, essays, hint files, walkthroughs, jokes, and sly references...
      • Free
      • Online
    • Windows Frotz is an interpreter that can play all the old Infocom text adventures.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • 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.
      • Free
      • Android