Free Text Fiction Alternatives

    Text Fiction is described as 'An interpreter for interactive fiction stories (aka: terp, z-machine, text adventure engine, interactive book reader)'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Text Fiction for various platforms. The best alternative is Mudlet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Text Fiction are TinTin++ (Free, Open Source), MUSHclient (Free), Windows Git (Free, Open Source) and Axmud (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Oct 9, 2018

    • Mudlet is a freshly-minted MUD client, designed to take mudding to a new level.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • TinTin++, aka tt++, is a free MUD client for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • 32-bit MUD/telnet client, supporting ANSI color, macros, triggers, scripting in LUA, built-in timers, MXP and MCCP support.
      • Free
      • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Axmud is a modern Multi-User Dungeon (MUD) client, written in Perl 5 / GTK 2, and known to run on Windows and Linux.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Windows Frotz is an interpreter that can play all the old Infocom text adventures.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • The Interactive Fiction interpreter in an Electron shellLectrote currently supports: Glulx games (.ulx or .gblorb), as produced by Inform 7.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
    • BlowTorch is a basic telnet client that supports the following features that people find helpful for playing MUDs.
      • Free
      • 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.
      • Free
      • Android