Narrat Alternatives

    Narrat is described as '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' and is a Game Development Tool in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Narrat for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based and Linux. The best alternative is ChoiceScript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Narrat are Inform (Free), Ink by Inkle (Free, Open Source), Squiffy (Free, Open Source) and Undum (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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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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    1. 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
      • 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
      Undum is a game framework for building a sophisticated form of hypertext interactive fiction.


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      Dedalus is an authoring system for generating Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) narrative.
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      ADRIFT Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily.
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    2. 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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      • 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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    3. JAWA is an online tool which makes it possible to create, free, easily and quickly, point'n'click type investigation / adventure games, playable directly in the browser or in the form of mobile apps (smartphones & tablets).
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