TADS is described as '3 is a robust, modern programming environment specially designed for creating Interactive Fiction'. There are more than 10 alternatives to TADS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, the Web, Mac, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TADS are ChoiceScript (Free, Open Source), Inform (Free), Squiffy (Free, Open Source) and Quest (Free).
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- Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language. View 18 alternatives to Inform
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.