Best Free and Open Source Interactive Fiction Tools

Write and Play Interactive Fiction with Open Source Software

Interactive fiction is a form of computer game which shares many traits with fiction in book form, role-playing games and puzzle-solving. It’s one of the oldest forms of computer games. Here’s our recommendations.

Interactive fiction is a somewhat nebulous phrase. It can refer to text adventures where the player uses text input to control the game, and the game state is relayed with text output. They are known as text adventures.

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Dungeon

Excellent Free Roguelike Games

Roguelike is a sub-genre of role-playing games. It literally means “a game like Rogue”. Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game, first released in 1980 by developers Michel Toy, Glenn Wichman and Ken Arnold. The game stood out from the crowd by being fiendishly addictive. The game’s goal was to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, hidden deep in the 26th level, and ascend back to the top, all set in a world based on Dungeons & Dragons.

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Eat The Whistle

24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 3 of 3)

For many individuals, computer gaming is nowadays an essential part of everyday life. This should not be seen as a negative. Whilst violent computer games have sometimes been identified as contributory factors in criminal activity, and undeniably they can be very addictive, it is important to recognise the real benefits that games offer besides simply providing a means of great entertainment.

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Hive Rise

21 More Notable Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)

Gaming on Linux is alive and kicking. There is a good base of free and commercial games to play with a steady stream being released and enhanced each month, encompassing a wide range of game categories. The purpose of this article is to identify some more remarkable free Linux games which are definitely worth investigating. The article is not restricted to any particular genre, so hopefully there will be something of interest here for any type of gamer.

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Quake Live

24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)

Even though PCs face increasing competition from dedicated gaming consoles, PC gaming will never die. If Linux is going to dominate the desktop market, it needs a good stream of native games. However, commercial gaming companies are only going to port games to Linux if they can realise a tidy profit from that work, and in the main that requires a significant gaming base. In many ways, open source games represent a solution to the Catch 22 situation, making Linux more attractive from a gamer’s perspective, and increasing the possibility of more commercial games being released on the market.

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24 Addictive Free Linux Games (Part 2 of 3)

There are many factors that help to make a game a classic. It could be the storyline, the graphics, the engine, the controls, even the different game modes. The folk at LinuxLinks have been obsessed with playing games over the past few months scouring as many titles as possible to find more great games for your enjoyment. Of course, in the final analysis it is the gamer which decides whether a game is a classic.

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