* The Interactive Fiction Renaissance – **Gamasutra**
* The Joy of Text – **PC Gamer**
* Write CYOA with this clever HTML 5 App – **FastCo Design**
* New tools let anyone write a text adventure – **Gamasutra**
* inklewriter – **IndieGames** * A new digital opportunity – **BritWriters**

Inklewriter alternatives

  • Chronicler

  • 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).

    tags: WINE choose-your-own-adventure cyoa dialog dialogue
  • ChoiceScript

  • 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.

    tags: interactive-fiction scripting-language writing-editor
  • Squiffy

  • 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.

    tags: interactive-fiction javascript text-adventure text-adventure-maker
  • Dedalus

  • Dedalus - A system based on Javascript and HTML to generate and run Choose Your Own Adventure narrative

    tags: authoring game-development interactive-fiction text-adventure text-adventure-maker
  • Undum

  • Undum is a game framework for building a sophisticated form of hypertext interactive fiction.

    tags: game-development interactive-fiction story-writing text-adventure text-adventure-maker

  • ADRIFT Developer is a Windows application that allows you to create complex interactive fiction games quickly and easily. It allows you to concentrate on the story by making everything else easy, such as having all options available in dropdown lists, rather than you having to spend a lot of time just trying to figure out how to code the game.

    tags: game-development interactive-fiction text-adventures
  • Chat Mapper

  • Chat Mapper is a tool for writing and testing nonlinear dialogue, especially for video games.

    tags: chat-clients dialog dialog-editor dialogue dialogue-editor