Authoring systems for Linux

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This list shows stable interactive fiction authoring systems that are downloadable on Linux. They are listed in date order (latest release first).

Authoring system Link Style System Multimedia support Updated
PunyInform Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, MS-DOS, Classic Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Other 2022-05-11
Inform 7 Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-04-28
Inform 6 Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-01-25
Twine Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux same as HTML5 2022-01-09
A-code (Dave Platt) Download Parser Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Other No multimedia as such, but browser builds can support games making use of all HTML capabilities, giving latent multimedia support. 2022-01-04
Balladeer Download Parser-choice hybrid Windows, macOS, Linux Runs as a server; all web media supported. 2021-12-21
Ren'Py Download Choice Windows, macOS, Linux rich multimedia 2021-12-02
Hugo Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android Multimedia depends on the interpreter 2021-09-25
INSTEAD Download Parser-choice hybrid Windows, macOS, Linux, Other graphics, sound 2021-09-08
FrobTADS Download Parser macOS, Linux, Other color effects 2021-05-09
Dialog Download Run online Parser, Choice Browser, Windows, Linux graphics 2021-01-02
Squiffy Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux Colour, graphics, sound: possible. 2019-03-25
Tale Download Parser Windows, Linux Runs as a server, hence all web media supported. 2019-02-21
TADS 2 Download Parser Windows, macOS, Linux Color, Graphics, Sound 2016-03-07
TADS 3 Download Parser Windows, macOS, Linux Color, Graphics, Sound 2016-03-07

You may also be interested in the following authoring systems, which will run within a browser window:

Authoring system Link Style System Multimedia support Updated
PunyInform Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, MS-DOS, Classic Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Other 2022-05-11
Inform 7 Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-04-28
Inform 6 Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2022-01-25
Twine Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux same as HTML5 2022-01-09
Inklewriter Download Run online Choice Browser 2021-11-06
Hugo Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android Multimedia depends on the interpreter 2021-09-25
Ink Download Run online Choice Browser 2021-02-22
Dialog Download Run online Parser, Choice Browser, Windows, Linux graphics 2021-01-02
Squiffy Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux Colour, graphics, sound: possible. 2019-03-25
Quest (Language) Download Run online Parser-choice hybrid Browser, Windows 2018-07-20
Moiki Run online Choice Browser Images, sounds, colors, fonts.

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