OpenBST Alternatives

    OpenBST is described as 'application that allows you to easily read and create branching stories and text adventure games using simple text files with an extremely easy to use syntax'. There are three alternatives to OpenBST for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenBST are Ink by Inkle (Free, Open Source) and Yarn Spinner (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 16, 2021

      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      ink is a scripting language built around the idea of marking up pure-text with flow in order to produce interactive scripts.


    1. 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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