From IFWiki

Python is a general purpose programming language friendly to all ages and abilities.

There are a couple of libraries created to help facilitate writing interactive fiction using the Python programming language:

Active systems

  • Ren'Py is a popular and successful visual novel engine which allows the author to write game logic in Python routines.
  • Tale is a library for building Interactive Fiction, mudlibs and muds in Python.
  • Balladeer is a screenplay/dialogue system, with specific support for text adventures. It integrates with all modern Python web frameworks.

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