Alternatives to TADS for all platforms with any license

  • Twine

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Inform

    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...

    • Everything you can do in TADS, you can do in Inform7. The main difference is that Inform7 uses natural-language programming, and therefore, according to theory, is even better suited to writing interactive fiction. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Squiffy

    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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Quest

    Quest lets you create sophisticated text-based games, without having to program. Make text adventures, role-playing games, training materials, simulations, or...

    Free Windows

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  • ADRIFT

    ADRIFT Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily. It allows you to concentrate on the story by...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • ADLENGINE

    Adliberum Engine is a multiplayer compatible role-playing text adventure engine. Complete with real-time world-building commands; craft text powered games and scenarios...

    Free Personal Windows Web Steam

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