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Text-Based Games – Steam Marketing Tool



Found 708 games. It's 1.5% of all Steam games

Popular Tags

Text-Based 100%Indie 81%Adventure 61%Singleplayer 49%RPG 48%Casual 46%Story Rich 41%Choose Your Own Adventure 40%2D 34%Interactive Fiction 33%Choices Matter 33%Visual Novel 32%Simulation 24%Multiple Endings 21%Atmospheric 15%Strategy 14%Puzzle 14%Anime 14%Romance 12%Horror 12%Point & Click 12%Mystery 11%Relaxing 11%Minimalist 11%Sexual Content 10%Female Protagonist 10%LGBTQ+ 10%Narration 10%Fantasy 10%Funny 9%


Average: ~$17,000
Median: ~$1,200
Total: ~$9.8 million

# Title Release Price Tags Followers Reviews Score Net Revenue
1 60 Seconds! is a dark comedy atomic adventure of scavenge and survival. Collect supplies and rescue your family before the nuke hits. Stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, ration food and hunt mutant cockroaches. And maybe survive. Or not. 60 Seconds!
Steam Publisher: Robot Gentleman
May 25, 2015
5 years, 4 months ago
2DActionAdventureCasualChoices MatterComedyDark ComedyDark HumorDifficultFunnyHorrorIndiePoint & ClickPost-apocalypticSimulationSingleplayerStrategySurvivalText-BasedWar
56,809 8,875 9/10 ~$1.5 million
2 Seize forbidden treasures. Summon alien gods. Feed on your disciples. Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Cultist Simulator
Steam Publisher: Weather Factory
May 31, 2018
2 years, 4 months ago
2DAtmosphericBoard GameCard GameCraftingCRPGDark HumorDifficultHorrorLovecraftianManagementMultiple EndingsPsychological HorrorRoguelikeRogueliteRPGStory RichStrategy RPGTabletopText-Based
28,017 3,817 9/10 ~$1.5 million
3 The post-apocalyptic dark comedy is back - remastered and even more radioactive than before! Scavenge supplies, rescue your family, and stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, hunt mutant roaches... and maybe survive. Or not. 60 Seconds! Reatomized
Steam Publisher: Robot Gentleman
Jul 25, 2019
1 year, 2 months ago
AdventureCartoonCasualChoices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureComedyDark ComedyDifficultFunnyHorrorIndiePoint & ClickPost-apocalypticRemakeRogueliteSimulationSingleplayerStrategySurvivalText-Based
10,335 3,301 9/10 ~$630,000
4 Stories Untold is a compilation tape of four experimental adventures, including a remaster of the original hit episode “The House Abandon”. Stories Untold
Steam Publisher: Devolver Digital
Feb 27, 2017
3 years, 7 months ago
1980sAdventureAtmosphericGreat SoundtrackHorrorIndiePoint & ClickPsychological HorrorPuzzleRetroSci-fiSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedThrillerWalking Simulator
9,100 2,559 9/10 ~$490,000
5 Event[0] is a sci-fi narrative exploration game where you build a relationship with a lonely spaceship computer to get home to Earth. Event[0]
Steam Publisher: Ocelot Society
Sep 14, 2016
4 years, 1 month ago
AdventureArtificial IntelligenceAtmosphericChoices MatterDynamic NarrationExplorationFirst-PersonHorrorIndieMultiple EndingsMysteryNarrationPsychological HorrorSci-fiShortSingleplayerSpaceStory RichText-BasedWalking Simulator
22,793 1,144 7/10 ~$440,000
6 The 3D online multiplayer game of social deduction and mischief, inspired by medieval politics and the Werewolf/Mafia (1986) genre. Gather 'round the tabletop, uniting allies of the realm with strategy to distinguish friend from foe. Throne of Lies® The Online Game of Deceit
Steam Publisher: Imperium42® Game Studio
Sep 29, 2017
3 years ago
Board GameChoices MatterConspiracyDifficultFunnyIndieMedievalMultiplayerMysteryParty-Based RPGPoliticalPvPReplay ValueRPGSocial DeductionStrategySurvivalTabletopText-BasedWerewolves
N/A 1,880 9/10 ~$360,000
7 Emily is Away Too is a brand new story featuring new characters and multiple different endings. Message your friends, surf the web and choose your path through this branching narrative. Emily is Away Too
Steam Publisher: Kyle Seeley
May 26, 2017
3 years, 4 months ago
AdventureAtmosphericCasualChoices MatterDating SimFunnyGreat SoundtrackIndieMemesMultiple EndingsPixel GraphicsPsychological HorrorRetroRomanceRPGSimulationSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
12,428 3,339 9/10 ~$320,000
8 A dark visual mystery novel featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay. Two pursuable characters. Five endings. Welcome to the future. Analogue: A Hate Story
Steam Publisher: Love Conquers All Games
Apr 27, 2012
8 years, 5 months ago
2DAdventureAnimeCuteDarkDating SimFemale ProtagonistGreat SoundtrackHackingIndieInteractive FictionLGBTQ+Multiple EndingsMysteryRomanceSci-fiSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
5,246 1,554 10/10 ~$300,000
9 hackmud is a text-based multiplayer hacking simulator for Intel-compatible personal home computers. Crack protected systems and solve puzzles as you explore the abandoned internet of the future. Write scripts to protect your winnings and trick other players. Lose everything. Get it back. hackmud
Steam Publisher: Drizzly Bear
Sep 22, 2016
4 years, 1 month ago
CyberpunkHackingIndieMassively MultiplayerMemesProgrammingPuzzleRPGSimulationText-Based
8,044 566 7/10 ~$220,000
10 60 Parsecs! is an Atomic Space Age adventure of scavenge and survival. Keep your crew alive and ready for action. Make difficult choices, face soup shortages and other horrors of outer space. And maybe reach your destination. Or not. 60 Parsecs!
Steam Publisher: Robot Gentleman
Sep 18, 2018
2 years, 1 month ago
AdventureCasualChoices MatterComedyDark ComedyDark HumorDifficultFunnyIndiePoint & ClickPost-apocalypticRogueliteSci-fiSimulationSingleplayerSpaceStrategySurvivalText-BasedTurn-Based
16,682 1,096 9/10 ~$210,000
11 Your robots will change the world! Will you show them the true meaning of love, or conquer Alaska with your robot army? A 300,000-word epic interactive sci-fi novel. Choice of Robots
Steam Publisher: Choice of Games
Dec 19, 2014
5 years, 10 months ago
Choices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureFemale ProtagonistIndieInteractive FictionLGBTQ+RobotsRomanceRPGSci-fiSingleplayerStory RichText-Based
5,796 1,756 10/10 ~$200,000
12 Computer Tycoon is a Business Grand Strategy game about Computer Evolution. Start in the 70s and invent until 2034, create the best computer systems, upgrade your infrastructure and alter the computer history! Rule the global market and become an immortal! Computer Tycoon
Steam Publisher: Progorion
Oct 12, 2017
3 years ago
Early Access
2D3DCartoonyDifficultDiplomacyEarly AccessEconomyGrand StrategyHistoricalImmersive SimIndieManagementReplay ValueResource ManagementSandboxSimulationSingleplayerStrategyText-BasedTime Management
6,481 455 7/10 ~$170,000
13 Live the life of a Monster, from birth to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans. Solve problems. Meet animals and interesting people. Get to know them. Eat them. Make your own story! Monster Loves You!
Steam Publisher: Radial Games Corp
Mar 18, 2013
7 years, 7 months ago
AdventureCasualChoices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureComedyCuteFamily FriendlyFunnyIndieLife SimMultiple EndingsPoint & ClickRPGShortSimulationSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
4,624 786 7/10 ~$150,000
14 这是属于不怎么开朗的我们,充满逃避、畏缩、胆怯、不切实际的单恋故事。 属于你的故事结局将会如何,由你的选择而定。 他人世界末 On-looker
Steam Publisher: 昆布科技
Jul 10, 2020
3 months, 1 week ago
AdventureAnimeCasualConversationDating SimDramaEmotionalIndieJRPGMultiple EndingsPhilosophicalPsychologicalRomanceRPGSexual ContentSimulationSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
1,679 812 9/10 ~$140,000
15 SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition is a humorous and strategic turn-based dungeon crawling ASCII adventure. Drawing heavy inspiration from both Roguelikes and Japanese RPGs, the game offers a robust action-RPG inspired combat system. SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition
Steam Publisher: Black Shell Media
Feb 13, 2015
5 years, 8 months ago
ActionAction RoguelikeAdventureCasualDungeon CrawlerFunnyGreat SoundtrackIndieLootRetroRoguelikeRogueliteRPGSingleplayerStrategyStrategy RPGText-BasedTurn-Based
7,458 895 9/10 ~$140,000
16 When the truth is buried, go underground. Step into this new take on text-based adventure from the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume. A short story that hands you the fate of the world above, as a detective looking for answers on the Subsurface Circular. Subsurface Circular
Steam Publisher: Bithell Games
Aug 17, 2017
3 years, 2 months ago
AdventureAtmosphericCasualCyberpunkDetectiveGreat SoundtrackIndieMysteryRobotsSci-fiShortSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
6,179 1,084 10/10 ~$120,000
17 Age of Gladiators is a single-player strategy/management sim set at the height of the bloody gladiatorial games in ancient Rome. As your fighters increase in level, it will be up to you to decide how to forge their attributes and abilities. Age of Gladiators
Steam Publisher: Creative Storm Entertainment
Feb 25, 2016
4 years, 8 months ago
AddictiveAlternate HistoryAuto BattlerCasualGrand StrategyHistoricalIndieManagementMedievalReplay ValueRomeRPGSimulationSingleplayerSportsStrategyStrategy RPGText-BasedTurn-BasedTurn-Based Strategy
N/A 582 7/10 ~$110,000
18 What Ancients Begat is a complete (~15 hour) game of family generations surviving the rise of western civilization. Survival is the ultimate goal. The sub-goals, you choose, build their story.Experience an abstract telling of the lives of our earliest recorded ancestors. 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat
Steam Publisher: Mousechief
Jun 7, 2013
7 years, 4 months ago
2DAbstractAdventureBoard GameCasualChoose Your Own AdventureHistoricalIndieInteractive FictionLife SimPoint & ClickPolitical SimPuzzleSimulationSingleplayerStory RichStylizedText-BasedTime ManagementTurn-Based
665 284 6/10 ~$110,000
19 Autumn. With the leaves just starting to change color, a boy arrives at Yunagi Village. The first person he meets is a girl handing out flyers -- a cute, cat-eared waitress. Amairo Chocolate
Steam Publisher: Sekai Project
Mar 19, 2020
7 months ago
2DAnimeCasualCuteFPSGreat SoundtrackIndieInteractive FictionMultiple EndingsNudityRomanceSexual ContentStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
3,434 227 9/10 ~$110,000
20 Award Winner: PAX 10 2019 | Winner, Momocon 2018 Indie Games Awards | "A fascinating reverse-RPG" - PC Gamer | "A cross between The Sims and a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons" - Geek & Sundry Epic Tavern
Steam Publisher: Epic Tavern Holdings
Sep 13, 2017
3 years, 1 month ago
Early Access
3DAdventureChoices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureComedyEarly AccessFantasyFunnyIndieInteractive FictionManagementNarrationNarrativeRPGSimulationSingleplayerStory RichStrategyTabletopText-Based
10,561 214 6/10 ~$100,000
21 Sense of reality has not yet returned after a teleportation experiment. Purple hamsters, girls with tails, medieval knights - a fantastic world of an alien planet, where you will lead special forces soldier... Zeliria Sanctuary
Steam Publisher: Phoenix_co
Jan 7, 2019
1 year, 9 months ago
2DAddictiveAdventureAnimeBloodChoose Your Own AdventureDramaEmotionalFantasyHorrorIndieMedievalMultiple EndingsNuditySexual ContentStory RichText-BasedUnforgivingViolentVisual Novel
3,021 490 9/10 ~$94,000
22 "The Vigilant Villa", a suspenseful reasoning AVG. When the rainstorm hits, conspiracy and doom also follow. Here you will encounter weird puzzles and strange unsettled cases, and understand what is true friendship and what is cold malice. This is a story of love and hate, this is your story... 迷雾之夏-The Vigilant Villa
Steam Publisher: 游艺春秋
Jul 17, 2020
3 months ago
AdventureAnimeAtmosphericCasualDetectiveDramaIndieInteractive FictionInvestigationLogicMultiple EndingsMysteryPsychologicalPuzzleRPGSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual NovelWord Game
1,679 566 9/10 ~$87,000
23 A dead influencer. An obsessed detective. Three suspects. Piece the truth together by going through the victim’s phone messages, videos, and social media in the follow up to the critically acclaimed SIMULACRA. SIMULACRA 2
Steam Publisher: Another Indie
Jan 30, 2020
8 months, 3 weeks ago
2DAtmosphericChoices MatterDetectiveExperimentalFMVHorrorMysteryNarrationPoint & ClickPsychological HorrorPuzzleRealisticSimulationSingleplayerStory RichSurrealText-BasedThrillerVisual Novel
3,111 563 9/10 ~$86,000
24 Academagia, the greatest of the ancient schools for wizards. Build the legend of your mage with thousands of options, emergent storytelling and endless replayability. The definitive version of the magical life simulator is at last on Steam! Academagia: The Making of Mages
Steam Publisher: Black Chicken Studios, inc.
Aug 13, 2010
10 years, 2 months ago
AdventureChoose Your Own AdventureFantasyIndieMagicRPGSimulationSingleplayerStrategyText-Based
1,778 205 6/10 ~$63,000
25 Warsim is a deep and rich text based kingdom management game unlike anything else. Complete with charming ASCII graphics, navigate the millions of different procedurally generated races, events and areas with a huge emphasis on player choice. Don't let its look fool you, there is depth in every direction. Warsim: The Realm of Aslona
Steam Publisher: Huw Millward
Jun 28, 2017
3 years, 3 months ago
Early Access
4XAction-AdventureEarly AccessExperimentalExplorationFantasyFunnyIndieMedievalOpen WorldProcedural GenerationRoguelikeRPGSandboxSimulationSingleplayerStrategyText-Based
1,898 400 9/10 ~$61,000
26 JAMES_GARNER zEiaQe@z1l3 Sorry, James
Steam Publishers: GrabTheGames, Hook Games, WhisperGames
Nov 10, 2017
2 years, 11 months ago
2DAdventureAtmosphericCasualDifficultHackingHorrorIndiePuzzleRetroSci-fiSexual ContentSimulationSingleplayerStory RichStrategyStylizedText-BasedThriller
3,555 542 7/10 ~$52,000
27 Join spirit detective Kagami Makoto and his demon familiars as they hunt down the wandering ghosts disrupting the peace of his small town. Nanairo Reincarnation
Steam Publisher: Sekai Project
Sep 27, 2019
1 year ago
2DAdventureAnimeCasualChoices MatterGoreInteractive FictionMatureMultiple EndingsNudityRomanceSexual ContentSingleplayerStory RichSupernaturalText-BasedViolentVisual Novel
3,230 83 9/10 ~$48,000
28 Corruption of Champions II is an erotic text-based adventure RPG in which you contend with an invasion of perverse demons into your home realm. Romance friends and enemies such as catgirl clerics and kitsune mages, transform your body, and try to defeat the spreading corruption - or surrender to it! Corruption of Champions II
Steam Publisher: Salamander Studios
Aug 14, 2020
2 months, 1 week ago
Early Access
2DAdventureCasualCharacter CustomizationChoices MatterClass-BasedCombatEarly AccessFantasyIndieLGBTQ+MatureMedievalNSFWNudityRPGSexual ContentSingleplayerText-BasedTurn-Based Combat
6,865 236 9/10 ~$45,000
29 In this platform game you embody ":" ready to travel through the History of typography, from it's origin to today! Overcome obstacles, escape your enemies and collect asterisks, but beware not to fall down! Will you come out of this journey unscathed? Type:Rider
Steam Publisher: ARTE France
Nov 6, 2013
6 years, 11 months ago
2D2D PlatformerActionAdventureAtmosphericBeautifulCasualEducationHistoricalIndiePhysicsPlatformerPuzzlePuzzle PlatformerShortSingleplayerStory RichStylizedText-BasedTyping
1,296 436 9/10 ~$42,000
30 Challenge the horrifying reign of Nazi terror and battle an immortal evil in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics; a turn-based tactical strategy game set in the award-winning Achtung! Cthulhu universe. Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics
Steam Publisher: Ripstone
Oct 4, 2018
2 years ago
ActionCasualControllerHack and SlashHorrorIndieLovecraftianRPGSingleplayerStrategyTabletopTacticalText-BasedTurn-BasedTurn-Based CombatTurn-Based StrategyTurn-Based TacticsViolentWorld War II
3,037 79 7/10 ~$38,000