AlternativeTo Logo

    Spatterlight Alternatives

    Spatterlight is described as '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)' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Spatterlight for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Spatterlight are Ink by Inkle, Gargoyle, Inform and Adventuron.

    Spatterlight is mainly a Game Development Tool but alternatives to it may also be IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Spatterlight.
    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    More
    Spatterlight is a native Cocoa application plays most kinds of interactive fiction game files: AGT, Adrift, AdvSys, Alan,...
    Learn more about Spatterlight

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      More
      Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.
      Twine vs Spatterlight opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Lane Spatterlight is for playing IF games, Twine is for creating them.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      0
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      More
      ink is a scripting language built around the idea of marking up pure-text with flow in order to produce interactive scripts.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      More
      More
      Gargoyle is an IF player that supports all the major interactive fiction formats.
    1. Inform is a free app for creating works of interactive fiction, available for MacOS, Windows, Linux and Android. Inside it is a powerful programming language based on English language text. This redesigned website is part of the preparations for open-sourcing the software.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      More
      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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      More
      Narrat is a 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.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      More
      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).
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      More
      More
      TADS 3 is a robust, modern programming environment specially designed for creating Interactive Fiction.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      More
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      More
      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.
    Showing 10 of 12 alternatives