Text-Based Games – Steam Marketing Tool



Found 542 games. It's 1.2% of all Steam games

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Text-Based 100%Indie 87%Adventure 63%RPG 52%Casual 43%Choose Your Own Adventure 42%Singleplayer 39%Story Rich 37%Interactive Fiction 32%Choices Matter 31%2D 27%Visual Novel 27%Simulation 22%Multiple Endings 16%Atmospheric 15%Strategy 13%Puzzle 12%Relaxing 12%Female Protagonist 11%Romance 10%Point & Click 10%Replay Value 10%Family Friendly 10%LGBTQ+ 10%Anime 10%Horror 10%Short 9%Sexual Content 9%Mystery 9%Minimalist 9%


Average: ~$13,000
Median: ~$1,300
Total: ~$6.1 million

# Title Release Price Tags Followers Reviews Score Net Revenue
1 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, 1 month ago
$19.99 $13.39 -33%
2DAtmosphericBoard GameCard GameCraftingCRPGDark HumorDifficultHorrorLovecraftianManagementMultiple EndingsPsychological HorrorRoguelikeRogueliteRPGStory RichStrategy RPGTabletopText-Based
27,530 3,562 9/10 ~$1.4 million
2 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, 4 months ago
$9.99 $2.49 -75%
1980sAdventureAtmosphericGreat SoundtrackHorrorIndiePoint & ClickPsychological HorrorPuzzleRetroSci-fiSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedThrillerWalking Simulator
9,033 2,466 9/10 ~$470,000
3 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
3 years, 10 months ago
$19.99 $9.99 -50%
AdventureArtificial IntelligenceAtmosphericChoices MatterDynamic NarrationExplorationFirst-PersonHorrorIndieMultiple EndingsMysteryNarrationPsychological HorrorSci-fiShortSingleplayerSpaceStory RichText-BasedWalking Simulator
22,819 1,117 7/10 ~$430,000
4 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
2 years, 9 months ago
$9.99 $1.99 -80%
Board GameChoices MatterConspiracyDifficultFunnyIndieMedievalMultiplayerMysteryParty-Based RPGPoliticalPvPReplay ValueRPGSocial DeductionStrategySurvivalTabletopText-BasedWerewolves
N/A 1,829 9/10 ~$350,000
5 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, 1 month ago
$4.99 $0.99 -80%
AdventureAtmosphericCasualChoices MatterDating SimFunnyGreat SoundtrackHorrorIndieMemesMultiple EndingsPixel GraphicsPsychological HorrorRetroRPGSimulationSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
12,410 3,241 9/10 ~$310,000
6 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
3 years, 9 months ago
$19.99 $14.99 -25%
CyberpunkHackingIndieMassively MultiplayerMemesProgrammingPuzzleRPGSimulationText-Based
8,022 556 7/10 ~$210,000
7 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, 6 months ago
$5.99 $3.95 -34%
Choices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureFemale ProtagonistIndieInteractive FictionLGBTQ+RobotsRomanceRPGSci-fiSingleplayerStory RichText-Based
5,801 1,747 10/10 ~$200,000
8 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
2 years, 9 months ago
Early Access
$19.99 $11.99 -40%
2D3DCartoonyDifficultDiplomacyEarly AccessEconomyGrand StrategyHistoricalImmersive SimIndieManagementReplay ValueResource ManagementSandboxSimulationSingleplayerStrategyText-BasedTime Management
6,437 442 7/10 ~$170,000
9 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, 3 months ago
AdventureCasualChoices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureComedyCuteFamily FriendlyFunnyIndieLife SimMultiple EndingsPoint & ClickRPGShortSimulationSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
4,637 779 7/10 ~$150,000
10 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, 4 months ago
$7.99 $0.79 -90%
ActionAction RoguelikeAdventureCasualDungeon CrawlerFunnyGreat SoundtrackIndieLootRetroRoguelikeRogueliteRPGSingleplayerStrategyStrategy RPGText-BasedTurn-Based
7,471 885 9/10 ~$140,000
11 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
2 years, 11 months ago
$5.99 $4.79 -20%
AdventureAtmosphericCasualCyberpunkDetectiveGreat SoundtrackIndieMysteryRobotsSci-fiShortSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
6,171 1,068 10/10 ~$120,000
12 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, 4 months ago
$9.99 $1.99 -80%
AddictiveAlternate HistoryAuto BattlerCasualGrand StrategyHistoricalIndieManagementMedievalReplay ValueRomeRPGSimulationSingleplayerSportsStrategyStrategy RPGText-BasedTurn-BasedTurn-Based Strategy
N/A 573 7/10 ~$110,000
13 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, 1 month ago
$19.99 $11.99 -40%
2DAbstractAdventureBoard GameCasualChoose Your Own AdventureHistoricalIndieInteractive FictionLife SimPoint & ClickPolitical SimPuzzleSimulationSingleplayerStory RichStylizedText-BasedTime ManagementTurn-Based
668 284 6/10 ~$110,000
14 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
3 months, 3 weeks ago
$24.99 $21.24 -15%
2DAnimeCasualCuteFPSGreat SoundtrackIndieInteractive FictionMultiple EndingsNudityRomanceSexual ContentStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
3,166 203 9/10 ~$97,000
15 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, 6 months ago
$9.99 $5.19 -48%
2DAddictiveAdventureAnimeBloodChoose Your Own AdventureDramaEmotionalFantasyHorrorIndieMedievalMultiple EndingsNuditySexual ContentStory RichText-BasedUnforgivingViolentVisual Novel
2,918 464 9/10 ~$89,000
16 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
9 years, 11 months ago
$15.99 $7.99 -50%
AdventureChoose Your Own AdventureFantasyIndieMagicRPGSimulationSingleplayerStrategyText-Based
1,767 200 7/10 ~$61,000
17 JAMES_GARNER zEiaQe@z1l3 Sorry, James
Steam Publishers: GrabTheGames, Konstructors Entertainment, WhisperGames
Nov 10, 2017
2 years, 8 months ago
$4.99 $2.49 -50%
2DAtmosphericCasualDifficultHackingHorrorIndiePuzzleRetroSci-fiSexual ContentSingleplayerStory RichStrategyStylizedText-BasedThriller
3,555 531 7/10 ~$51,000
18 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 ago
Early Access
$7.99 $3.19 -60%
4XAction-AdventureEarly AccessExperimentalExplorationFantasyFunnyIndieMedievalOpen WorldProcedural GenerationRoguelikeRPGSandboxSimulationSingleplayerStrategyText-Based
1,748 325 9/10 ~$50,000
19 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
9 months, 2 weeks ago
$29.99 $22.49 -25%
2DAdventureAnimeCasualChoices MatterGoreInteractive FictionMatureMultiple EndingsNudityRomanceSexual ContentSingleplayerStory RichSupernaturalText-BasedViolentVisual Novel
3,155 72 9/10 ~$41,000
20 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, 8 months ago
$4.99 $0.99 -80%
2D2D PlatformerActionAdventureAtmosphericBeautifulCasualEducationHistoricalIndiePhysicsPlatformerPuzzlePuzzle PlatformerShortSingleplayerStory RichStylizedText-BasedTyping
1,284 432 9/10 ~$41,000
21 First, do no harm. From the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular comes another experimental short, the next mutation in text-based adventure. In the middle of a world-ending pandemic, a group of scientists discover the galaxy has been watching. Quarantine Circular
Steam Publisher: Bithell Games
May 22, 2018
2 years, 1 month ago
$5.99 $4.79 -20%
AdventureCasualIndieText-BasedVisual Novel
1,299 313 9/10 ~$36,000
22 Forest Fortress Live2d is an animated visual novel in an eroge genre with elements of fantasy. Non-linear branching storyline may lead to multiple romantic endings with different girls. Forest Fortress
Steam Publisher: Flaming Firefly
Apr 4, 2018
2 years, 3 months ago
$14.99 $4.49 -70%
2DAdventureAnimeCasualChoices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureColorfulCuteDating SimFantasyIndieMagicMatureNSFWNudityRomanceSexual ContentStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
4,929 122 9/10 ~$35,000
23 Take the Watson-Scott personality test and discover your deepest and darkest fears. 30 multiple-choice questions will tell you if you're more afraid of clowns, snakes, or something more sinister... The Watson-Scott Test
Steam Publisher: Normal Wholesome Games
Oct 19, 2018
1 year, 8 months ago
$4.99 $2.49 -50%
AtmosphericHorrorIndieInteractive FictionPsychological HorrorText-BasedViolent
1,048 335 6/10 ~$32,000
24 Omen Exitio: Plague is inspired by the gamebooks of the '80s and '90s, mixing the alien and horrifying universe created by H.P. Lovecraft with an original plot and characters, all guided by your choices similar to the visual novel / CYOA genres. Omen Exitio: Plague
Steam Publisher: Tiny Bull Studios
Mar 5, 2018
2 years, 4 months ago
$9.99 $2.99 -70%
AdventureAtmosphericCasualChoices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureDarkDark FantasyFantasyGothicHorrorIndieInteractive FictionLovecraftianMysteryNarrationRPGSingleplayerStory RichText-BasedVisual Novel
1,915 143 9/10 ~$27,000
25 Do you have what it takes to become a legendary Powered hero? "Heroes Rise" is an epic interactive novel where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. How high will you rise? Heroes Rise: The Prodigy
Steam Publisher: Choice of Games
Jul 13, 2012
8 years ago
$3.99 $2.99 -25%
Choices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureFemale ProtagonistIndieInteractive FictionLGBTQ+RomanceRPGStory RichSuperheroText-Based
519 357 9/10 ~$27,000
26 Addictive and vicious retro-styled comedy puzzler chock full of profanity, abuse, unfairness and warped logic. Will You: Go North? Find Light Switch? Cower and whimper like a beaten swine? Make your decision and escape The Dark Room! Just remember - YA DIE! YA DIE! YA DIE! YA DIE! The Dark Room
Steam Publisher: Stirfire Studios
Sep 20, 2018
1 year, 9 months ago
Early Access
AdventureAtmosphericComedyDark ComedyEarly AccessGoreIndiePuzzleRetroRPGText-BasedViolent
940 97 9/10 ~$26,000
27 Ride out into the Old West as a U.S. marshal in the biggest interactive novel ever made! Confront outlaws, find romance, defy the elements, and craft an enduring legend as you uncover a conspiracy whose deadly web stretches from San Francisco to New York City. Tin Star
Steam Publisher: Hosted Games
Feb 21, 2014
6 years, 4 months ago
$4.99 $2.99 -40%
Choices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureIndieInteractive FictionRPGText-BasedWestern
903 256 9/10 ~$24,000
28 Join the journey of a funky space archaeologist who crashed on an unknown planet. A text turn-based adventure RPG in which your choices actually matter. Talk, explore, fight, make decisions to find a way out! Colourful graphics and the old comic book spirit. Star Story: The Horizon Escape
Steam Publisher: EvilCoGames
Sep 5, 2017
2 years, 10 months ago
$14.99 $5.99 -60%
2DAdventureCasualChoices MatterComic BookExperienceHand-drawnIndieLore-RichNonlinearPoint & ClickRPGText-BasedTurn-BasedVisual NovelWestern
1,254 84 9/10 ~$24,000
29 Battle demons and undead attorneys, and win souls to pay back your student loans! At the elite demonic-law firm of Varkath Nebuchadnezzar Stone, you'll depose a fallen god, find romance, and maybe even make partner, if you don't lose your own soul first. Choice of the Deathless
Steam Publisher: Choice of Games
Dec 20, 2013
6 years, 6 months ago
$3.99 $2.99 -25%
Choices MatterChoose Your Own AdventureFemale ProtagonistIndieInteractive FictionLGBTQ+RPGText-Based
679 305 9/10 ~$23,000
30 It starts with a daring escape from a zombie-infested city; it ends at Zombie Exodus, when a horde of zombies swarms outlying settlements like locusts. Zombie Exodus
Steam Publisher: Hosted Games
Dec 4, 2011
8 years, 7 months ago
$7.99 $4.79 -40%
Choose Your Own AdventureIndieInteractive FictionLGBTQ+RPGText-BasedZombies
862 133 9/10 ~$20,000