Twine – fun, interactive, nonlinear story telling

Twinery Twine is a program that lets you generate interactive stories. It is a great fun tool, there is no programming involved and your finished story are webpages. Twine was created by Chris Klimas. You can download it here or you can use it online.

Getting started:

Once you sign up click on the green +Story tile

Give your story a title and click add – your story board has been created 🙂

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Hover over the box and a tool bar will appear

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Click on the pencil to edit and start writing your story. Link to other passages by putting the title of the pages you wish to link to in brackets like this – [[This clickable link goes to a different page / passage]]. The page and a link to your first passage will be created. This is how you give the options for your choose your own adventure story. Each new page/passage created using the double brackets – [[ ]] is a new option in your story. Likewise you can use the [[ ]] to create a loop in your story so readers choose a different option if you wanted or to go back to the beginning of the story.

You can also write a new page like [[The river| The river]] and then the word appears on the first passage and you have also created a new page/passage to link to.

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Click on the rocket ship on the passage that is the start of your story.

To add images to your story use this code

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NB you don’t have to include a width and height for the images it can be quicker to load if you add them however.

ok that is it for now I need to learn more before i blog further on this great tool – on my agenda is to learn about how to change the colour of text and add background images.

Great tips can be found on the gameintrospection blog

For step by step help the you tube tutorials from the VegetarianZombie are excellent. Starting with his intro video He walks you through a step by step guide to using both the basics and then following on from that using conditions, if statements and more to enhance your choose your own adventure stories and games.

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