Lifeline is a game with an interactive story in which you have to take life or death decisions. Help Taylor to survive in an immersive story full of dangers with many possible outcomes.
Reigns is an indie strategy and simulation video game developed by Nerial and published by Devolver Digital. Players take the role of a medieval monarch with the aim of juggling requests from advisors, peasants, and allies.
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
#3A Dark Room
A Dark Room is an open-source text adventure role-playing game that gives you options as the story progresses. What you choose will determine your fate.
Online, iOS, Android
WHAT’S THE MEANING?
Text-based game (also known as text game) is a kind of video-game that utilizes text characters instead of vector graphics. These kinds of game are also considered ‘interactive fiction’. A popular game in the 1980s, interactive fiction is a subset of an adventure game or role-playing games in which players encounter text commands to control their characters in a simulated environment. Interestingly, text-based games are one of the oldest forms of computer games.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that in Indonesia, text-based games are viewed as a great tool for improving reading behavior? A study published in Bali, Indonesia in October 2017 reveals that a low average of reading behavior among the young generations is observed. The role of text-based games came to play when they discovered that younger people would likely spend more time on smartphones rather than read books and so utilization of text-based games is believed to improve their minds and expand their imagination. According to Kelsey Fox, playing these games is like reading a novel—imagination is stimulated when players let their minds imagine the world, the action, and characters in their head as they read the texts and intensely immersing themselves into a whole new reality. Amidst the eye-catching, high-quality and colorful graphics of games today, text-based MMORPGs found its way to the industry. Also known as multi-user dungeons (MUDs), these games allow users to take part in the quest and they are the main character of their own story. And just like in real life, you do not live alone—you meet many people with varied character traits and you learn to interact with them, or even flirt with them if you desire so—and that’s what makes these games unique
Duels RPG is a free text role-playing adventure mobile game application where the player will have to fight against diverse enemies and become a leader to advance on the next adventure.
Free- with in-app purchases
#5Choice of Robots
Choice of Robots is an interactive sci-fi novel that you can play on your mobile devices. Choose your genre, sexual orientation and build a unique robot character. Make your own decisions and instigate or prevent a robotic uprising.
Sorcery! is an interactive gamebook adventure created by the designer Steve Jackson with illustrations of John Blanche. In this game the story changes in real time depending on your choices.
#7King of Dragon Pass
King of Dragon Pass is a text-based strategy game with a fantastic atmosphere. With almost 600 interactive scenes, you can replay it a lot of times and still different. Choose your own adventure and take the right decisions.
Blackbar is a text based game set in a dystopian future. Full of black humor, the game critiques censorship and will keep you trying and thinking to solve the puzzles featured.
#9To Be Or Not To Be
To Be Or Not To Be is an interactive game based on the popular William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Play as the popular character and revenge your father's death in a story in which you have to decide what happens next.
#10Choices that matter
Choices that matter is a free text-based game for Android devices, similar to the classic Choose Your Own Adventure books. The game is updated every week with new adventures and different choices, so you can challenge yourself and your friends.
Free- with in-add purchases
#11Choice of the Deathless
Choice of the Deathless is a text-based necromantic legal thriller game where you'll battle demons and undead attorneys, and win souls to pay back your student loans.
Android, Mac, Windows, iOS
#12Choice of the Vampire
Choice of the Vampire is a gamebook set in New Orleans in 1815. You play as a vampire and have different options: to seek love, power or redemption. Make your own decisions as you negotiate the growing-pains of the young Republic.
Free- with in-app purchases
FOD is an interactive gamebook in which you decide what happens next. The hero of this crazy story will meet other characters, make friends and enemies and even face aliens and strange situations.
#14Lone Wolf Saga
Lone Wolf Saga is a gamebook for Android devices based on the popular books by Joe Dever. The app is a complete collection of the saga and lets you create different profiles, select your favorite Kai Disciplines and choose the way to explore Sommerlund.
Free- with in-app purchases
#15Heavy Metal Thunder
Heavy Metal Thunder is a Sci-Fi gamebook that lets you travel across the darkest regions of space. It has a powerful plot with a branching narrative, so you can replay it several times and it will be different.
Rally Raid is a text-based rally game developed by AK-17 for Android devices. The mobile text-based racing game involves challenges with thirty-three stages and game actions that match actual cross-country rally events.