Create a text adventure game with Ink

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Familiarize with Ink narrative scripting language on Inky

Understand and apply interaction mechanisms

Understand and apply dynamic content generating mechanisms

Clock1 hour
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to develop a text adventure game with Ink, the fundamentals of this narrative scripting language, creating dynamic content for a fully interactive text-based adventure with illustrations. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

scriptinginkleinkGame DesignComputer Programming

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Get started with Ink

  2. Begin writing: using tags, external resources, notes and comments

  3. Implement user choices

  4. Manage the narrative flow with knots and diverts

  5. Use INCLUDE to build re-usable scenes and maps

  6. Create dynamic content with lists and alternatives

  7. Create dynamic content based on conditions

  8. Package and export for web to play in browser

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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