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Playfic Alternatives

Playfic is described as 'platform for writing and playing interactive fiction. Interactive fiction (aka "text adventures") is a genre of game that uses no graphics or sound, but instead, uses text to tell a story in an interactive world' and is an website. There are seven alternatives to Playfic, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Playfic are Ink by Inkle, Yarn Spinner, textadventures.co.uk and Interactive Fiction Archive.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Online

Playfic is a platform for writing and playing interactive fiction. Interactive fiction (aka "text adventures") is...

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  1. Twine icon

    Twine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

    formatting a story
  2. Ink by Inkle icon

    Ink by Inkle

    • 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.

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  3. Yarn Spinner icon

    Yarn Spinner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  4. textadventures.co.uk icon

    textadventures.co.uk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    textadventures.co.uk is a community of interactive fiction game makers and players.

    Browse a massive database of IF games
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    Interactive Fiction Archive

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    The contents of the IF Archive -- including thousands of text adventures, text adventure development tools, articles, essays, hint files, walkthroughs, jokes, and sly references to Greek politics -- are contributed by the interactive fiction community, past and present.

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    Lectrote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    A portable Interactive Fiction games interpreter application.

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    WrittenRealms

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    WrittenRealms lets you build and play narrative adventure games. Features a rich combat system with four playable classes, each with distinct skills and character customizations.

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