Text Fiction Alternatives

    Text Fiction is described as 'With interactive fiction novels you're more than just a passive book reader, following the adventures of the hero. Instead, you become the hero! Explore the world, make decissions and ultimately decide on the outcome'. There are more than 10 games similar to Text Fiction for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Electron / Atom Shell. The best alternative is TinTin++, which is both free and Open Source. Other Text Fiction like games are Mudlet (Free, Open Source), Lectrote (Free, Open Source), CMUD (Paid) and Fabularium (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 9, 2018

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      TinTin++, aka tt++, is a free MUD client for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Mudlet is a freshly-minted MUD client, designed to take mudding to a new level.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      The Interactive Fiction interpreter in an Electron shell Lectrote currently supports: Glulx games (.ulx or .gblorb), as produced by Inform 7. Z-code games (.z3/.z4/.z5/.z8 or .zblorb), as produced by Inform 7 or earlier versions of Inform. Hugo games (.hex).
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      • Windows
      Are you tired of the constant grind of the graphical MMO games? Tired of paying monthly subscription fees? Try playing one of the hundreds of free text-based adventure games on the Internet using CMUD: The fastest and most versatile MUD client from the creator of zMUD.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      Create and play interactive fiction on your Android phone or tablet. Also known as text adventures, interactive books, playable novels, z-machine, glulx, tads, terps.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      BlowTorch is a basic telnet client that supports the following features that people find helpful for playing MUDs. MCCP Compression ANSI Color Codes Aliases Triggers Timers As many custom buttons you can make!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Windows Frotz is an interpreter that can play all the old Infocom text adventures.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Windows Git is an interpreter for Glulx games. Windows Git consists of a core interpreter called Git, and an input/output library, called Windows Glk. Together these two components form the Windows Git package, which has been created by David Kinder.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      32-bit MUD/telnet client, supporting ANSI color, macros, triggers, scripting in LUA, built-in timers, MXP and MCCP support. MUSHclient is user friendly, and quite a powerful MU* client.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Axmud is a modern Multi-User Dungeon (MUD) client, written in Perl 5 / GTK 2, and known to run on Windows and Linux.
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