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    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, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Ink by Inkle, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Narrat are ChoiceScript (Free, Open Source), Inform (Free), Squiffy (Free, Open Source) and Undum (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Steam
      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.
    1. 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.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Cross-platform tool for creating visual novels and interactive stories.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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.
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    2. Storyspace is a software program for creating, editing, and reading hypertext fiction. It can also be used for writing and organizing fiction and non-fiction intended for print.


    3. 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.
      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      TADS 3 is a robust, modern programming environment specially designed for creating Interactive Fiction.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Ficdown is a set of standards using the Markdown formatting syntax that can be used to create choice-based interactive fiction.
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