Authoring systems for macOS

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

Authoring system Link Style System Multimedia support Updated
Twine Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux same as HTML5 2024-06-16
PunyInform Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, MS-DOS, Classic Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Other 2024-06-08
IfSpace.net Download Parser-choice hybrid Windows, MacOS, Linux No multimedia 2024-05-18
Balladeer Download Parser-choice hybrid Windows, macOS, Linux Runs as a server; all web media supported. 2024-04-16
Dendry Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2024-03-25
Inform 6 Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2024-02-10
Iffinity Download Choice Windows, macOS, Linux No multimedia per se, but supports anything a regular HTML page (with JS/CSS) would support. 2023-11-19
INSTEAD Download Run online Parser, Choice, Parser-choice hybrid Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Other graphics, sound 2023-09-01
Inform 7 Download Run online Parser Windows, macOS, Linux, browser 2022-08-31
PICO-8 Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, Other Supports color effects, graphics, music, and sound effects. 2022-08-28
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
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
FrobTADS Download Parser macOS, Linux, Other color effects 2021-05-09
Squiffy Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux Colour, graphics, sound: possible. 2019-03-25
TADS 3 Download Parser Windows, macOS, Linux Color, Graphics, Sound 2016-03-07
TADS 2 Download Parser Windows, macOS, Linux Color, Graphics, Sound 2016-03-07
Archetype Download Parser Linux, macOS, Windows 2014-01-01

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
Twine Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux same as HTML5 2024-06-16
PunyInform Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, MS-DOS, Classic Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Other 2024-06-08
Dendry Download Run online Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2024-03-25
Inform 6 Download Run online Parser Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux 2024-02-10
Moiki Run online Choice Browser Images, sounds, colors, fonts. 2023-09-14
INSTEAD Download Run online Parser, Choice, Parser-choice hybrid Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Other graphics, sound 2023-09-01
Evergreen.ink Choice Browser, iOS, Android graphics, sound 2023-08-14
Binksi Download Other Browser 2023-06-16
Inform 7 Download Run online Parser Windows, macOS, Linux, browser 2022-08-31
PICO-8 Choice Browser, Windows, macOS, Linux, Other Supports color effects, graphics, music, and sound effects. 2022-08-28
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

To see all macOS authoring systems, including ones that may not be stable, you can use the search form or drilldown page.

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