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Best Twine Alternatives

Twine is described as 'open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories' and is a popular app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Twine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Ren'Py, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Twine are ChoiceScript, articy:draft, Ink by Inkle and Chronicler.

Twine alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be Adventure Games or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Twine.
This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
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Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

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  1. Ren'Py

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer.

    Almost everyone thinks Ren'Py is a great alternative to Twine.
  2. ChoiceScript

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    ChoiceScript is a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice games (MCGs) like Choice of the Dragon. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience.

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    Almost everyone thinks ChoiceScript is a great alternative to Twine.
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    With use of Chronicler, you can have the best of both worlds - the visual side of Twine, but with the CYOA style of Choicescript.

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  3. articy:draft

    • Windows

    The first professional tool for story and game design.

  4. Ink by Inkle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    ink is a scripting language built around the idea of marking up pure-text with flow in order to produce interactive scripts.

  5. Chronicler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Chronicler is an open source desktop application which allows users to create CYOA/MCG (choose your own adventure/multiple choice games) interactive fiction using a GUI not dissimilar to Twine (i.e. in the style of a flow chart).



  6. TalkerMaker Deluxe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A FOSS Non-Linear Game Dialogue Editor.

  7. Monogatari

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Monogatari is a simple web visual novel engine, created to bring Visual Novels to the web.

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  8. Amulet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Amulet is a Lua-based toolkit for experimenting with interactive graphics and audio. It provides a cross-platform API for drawing graphics, playing audio and responding to user input, and a command-line interpreter for running Amulet scripts.

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  9. Dialogue Designer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Dialogue Designer is a powerful (but easy to use) branching dialogue editor designed for story-driven games like RPGs and Visual Novels. Create complex non-linear data structures in minutes, no programming experience required!

  10. Squiffy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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 a web browser so it can run on any system with a modern browser.

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