What are the best tools for creating text adventure games?

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    #1ADRIFT

    ADRIFT
    ADRIFT is a Windows based game developing tool focused on the creation of complex and interesting texta adventure games an interactive fiction. ADRIFT, let's you focus mainly on the story that you want to develop instead of other tools like coding. ADRIFT create games by adding locations, objects, tasks that let's you tell the story you want.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Roger Hart
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "When I first went to the site I was excited because it talked about tools to create adventure games. I think most people though think about games like King's Quest, Quest For Glory, and Police Quest when they hear the term adventure game. This isn't what this website is about though, it is all about creating games that are text-based only. I don't think many people have a desire to play these types of games, and if they want to create them it is very easy to just learn very basic coding to create something like this."
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    #2Quest

    Quest
    Quest is a game creation tool that allows you to create and build interactive story games like the famous text adventure games Zork or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. To use Quest you don't need to know any programming language, just the will to tell an appealing story and the self and easy learning tools that Quest deploys.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Xiang Qiao
    Written on June 4, 2017
    "Are you looking for an easier way to create a text based game like Zelda? Quest fits the bill nicely. You can start right away, even if you don't know programming and you can even add sound and graphics. Best of all, it's M.I.T. open source software and totally free."
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    #3Twine

    Twine
    Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kevin Elliott
    Written on July 28, 2017
    "Twin is a great tool for those wishing to create storylines, but have no idea how to keep track of all the story strands, time jumps and more. It's very easy to use and has a wide range of features that make the outlining of the story and the actual creation of the game much easier and more intuitive. And the direct-to-HTML publishing option is fantastic -- when you're game is done, you can publish it with a click of a button. "
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    #4TADS

    TADS

    TADS is a free system that allows you to write what is known as Interactive Fiction or Text Adventure games. TADS gives a complete set of tools for programming and creating this kind of games that are experiencing a new hype. TADS workbench is an authoring environment for Windows,


    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Rebecca Hart
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "If you are new to programming or an expert TADS is a great resource tool for you. If you are creating / programming a game. It offers a robust and modern language that will be familiar to anyone who knows Javascript or C++. This is a great tool with a great customer service history as well."
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    #5Inform

    Inform

    Inform is a software built as a design system for interactive fiction through semantics and texts. It is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux-based devices.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Lawrence Smith
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Provides a programming language similar to MDL, the LISP-like language used to implement Zork. Compiles to z-code (use any Infocom-compatible interpreter) or to glulx (use any appropriate interpreter). Latest version now allows English-like natural language programming that may be much easier than any other text adventure programming language."

Summary

Best What are the best tools for creating text adventure games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ADRIFTSoftware 6 Free
2QuestSoftware 5 Free
3TwineSoftware 2 Free
4TADSSoftware 2 Free
5InformSoftware 0 Free
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