Twine & Other Text-based Interactive Fiction games recommendations from Itch.io

This is a list of text-based IF’s (Interactive Fiction) that I and another user from itch.io, xSai or Saikotic, made on itch.io, and I thought I’d share this here with you guys in case anyone is interested. All the credit goes to xSai for coming up with the idea. Also, note that, neither I nor xSai own the rights to any of these IF’s; we are just recommending them to people as we believe they deserve more recognition and people might actually end up enjoying them. The list was made on itch.io and so, unfortunately, will have to be accessed from there for anyone wanting to access them from here. The list also had to be split into separate parts as we ran out of characters to use. Almost all of the IF’s are made in Twine, with a few being made in ChoiceScript, Ren’py, or some other engine. All the IF’s are completely text-based, a few using some visuals and/or images, but none of them are full Visual Novels. Keep in mind that not all of the IF’s in this list will follow the same standards as most Choice of Games or Hosted Games; some of the IF’s might either be very short, have less choices, less character customisation, less RO’s, etc, so don’t expect too much from them and this is especially the case in part 3 of the list. A lot of the IF’s are also unfinished WIP’s (Work In Progress); some of them are already completed, close to completion, just started, or may have been discontinued. Some of the links of the IF’s also don’t work, stop working for a while before working again, or ask for a password to access; perhaps due to being discontinued, shut down for maintenance, or for some other reason. We will continue to keep updating the list as we find more IF’s and I’ll be posting updates here about any new IF that I find and add to the list, so I would suggest following this topic. We also have a discord server dedicated just for this. If you, or anyone else have any IF’s you want to recommend, feel free to share them here, on the dedicated itch.io page, or on the discord server (They have to be text-based IF’s from itch.io and need to have at least some kind of interactivity. IF’s from other sites, Visual Novels, or some other type of game will not be accepted). Or if you just want to talk, or ask me for some suggestions on which IF’s to try, then feel free to do that as well. Anyway, thank you for your time, and I hope you have a good day, folks. Cheers!

Part 1 of the list:
https://itch.io/t/1763600/twine-games-with-character-customization-part-1
Part 2 of the list:
https://itch.io/t/1910939/twine-games-with-character-customization-part-2
A heads up for Part 3. A lot of the games you will see in Part 3 will be really short and bizarre with almost zero customisation and romance. But do not fret, because the games that fall after Vice Virtue in the list all have customisation and romance, which is what I assume you’ll probably be looking for. The games at the very bottom of Part 3 will be the latest games I will have added to the list.
Part 3 of the list:
https://itch.io/t/2424612/twine-games-with-character-customization-part-3
The Discord Server:

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None of the links seem to be working

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Some projects are canceled, so I don’t know if it’s worth giving links to them (e.g. spilt milk, Sealed By Night Book On, Gold Rush).

Oh, right, I forgot to mention that some of the links don’t work anymore, well, sometimes they do and just goes away again. It’s just that the list has gotten so long that it has become a bit hard to keep track and it just seems to keep growing. I’m sorry if thats disappointing for you.

–Latest addition to the list | 4 November, 2022–

The Valley Of Luck

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Wew, thats a lot. I mostly read all of them and keep searching for others but cant seem to find them. How u do that?

Oh wow thanks for listing some of mine on there @McGclock :smiley:

@Otaku_Mode “interactive fiction” is a good search term on itch, but yeah, it’d be nice if they had a search to pick up games by engine as well.
Also check out this database https://ifdb.org/ (Bear in mind it picks up everything text based from choicescript to parser games so you may need to narrow the search if you want a particular type of game.)

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Can you please post a list of only finished ones? Even if they will still get updates.

–Latest addition to the list | 13 November, 2022–

Witch in the Thicket

https://laurelthicket.itch.io/witch-in-the-thicket

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–Latest addition to the list | 21 November, 2022–

Last Rebirth

https://pariah-light.itch.io/last-rebirth

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–Latest addition to the list | 23 November, 2022–

Supernova: Renegade

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–Latest addition to the list | 4 December, 2022–

Heir of light and blood

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Oh, this one is great :blue_heart: I hope it doesn’t die after 1-2 updates like many other Twine IFs.

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–Latest addition to the list | 12 December, 2022–

“Untitled Hero Wip” (The title is being worked on. I guess)

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Arcadie Second Born have released last week on Steam made on Twine.

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For anyone interested, it’s one sale atm and was really good. Plus you get save feature lololol

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–Latest addition to the list | 12 December, 2022–

Be My Virus

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I really hope Arcadie gets a sequel!

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Same here! Luckily it seems pretty hinted at so far.

Years ago, my very first itch.io purchase was a fairly intense horror IF called The Terror on the Speedwell. Pretty good.