Yarn Spinner Alternatives

    Yarn Spinner is described as 'tool for creating interactive dialogue for games. Write your conversations in Yarn, a simple programming language that's designed to be easy for writers to learn, while also powerful enough to handle whatever you need' and is a Game Development Tool in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Yarn Spinner for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Twine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Yarn Spinner are Writer's Cafè (Paid), articy:draft (Paid), Chronicler (Free, Open Source) and ChoiceScript (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

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      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 your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready.
    1. A powerful but fun writers environment that includes the StoryLines structuring tool, a notebook, journal, writing quotations, scrapbook organiser, a 60-page e-book and more.
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    2. The first professional tool for story and game design Create, organize and communicate your game vision. Compose every aspect of your game design in just one highly visual and versatile solution.
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    3. 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).
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      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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    4. 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 contemporary work in semantics and by the practical experience of some of the world's best-known writers of IF.
    5. Monogatari is a simple web visual novel engine, created to bring Visual Novels to the web.
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      ink is a scripting language built around the idea of marking up pure-text with flow in order to produce interactive scripts.
    6. A FOSS Non-Linear Game Dialogue Editor.
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      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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