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The Interactive Fiction Database
The Interactive Fiction Database is an IF game catalog and recommendation engine. IFDB is a Wiki-style community project: members can add new game listings, write reviews, exchange game recommendations, and more.
The Archive’s mission is to preserve the history and practice of interactive fiction and make it freely available to the public. Since 1992, the Archive has collected thousands of text adventures, text adventure development tools, articles, essays, hint files, walkthroughs, jokes, and sly references to Greek politics. It also preserves the history of IF institutions such as the IF Competition and IFDB. This cultural memory is one of the foundations of the IF community.
The Interactive Fiction Wiki
Planet IF is a place where blog posts about Interactive Fiction from various people are collected.
The Brass Lantern
Collected Articles about Interactive Fiction, Text Adventures, Gamebooks, & Indie Dev
sub-Q The interactive magazine for interactive fiction.
Creative Commons (CC) License Information
Trizbort: The Interactive Fiction Mapper
by Gonzalo Garramuno
An IF mapper written in Ruby that runs natively on Linux, Windows and OSx
Pexels - Royalty-free images
Free Game Icons ( CC BY 3.0 license)
philome.la: free twine hosting
*No longer hosting new games.
Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.
A community of interactive fiction game makers and players.
All games here are either playable in your web browser, or as an app for your smartphone or tablet. Almost all are free, and you can even make your own, using our free software - Quest or Squiffy. Other types of games may be uploaded to their catalog, specifically .gblorb, .html, and others.
Quest - http://textadventures.co.uk/quest
Squiffy - http://textadventures.co.uk/squiffy
Choice of Games LLC is dedicated to producing high-quality, text-based, multiple-choice games. We have developed a simple scripting language for writing text-based games, ChoiceScript, which we make available to others for use in their projects, and we host games produced by other designers using ChoiceScript on our website.
Axma Story Maker
Choose Your Story
Visual Novel Maker
The Interactive Fiction Competition
An annual celebration of new, text-driven digital games and stories from independent creators.
Spring Thing is an annual online festival celebrating new interactive fiction from all kinds of people. Everyone is welcome!
IntroComp is an annual competition where participants develop excerpts of interactive fiction, gain feedback from audience reactions, and use this feedback to release a fantastic final product.
The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) helps ensure the ongoing maintenance, improvement, and preservation of the tools and services crucial to the creation and distribution of interactive fiction, as well as the development of new projects to foster the continued growth of this art form.