Create an interactive story game with Twine

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create an interactive story game with story dynamically changing based on user input, using items and clues, and a fight mechanism.

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to create an interactive story game with the leading open source interactive fiction development platform Twine. You will learn how to create an interactive detective story, setting up variables, creating character sheet, inventory and clues, rolling dice and incorporating an RPG-style fighting mechanism. 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

  • Video Game Development
  • interactive fiction
  • twine
  • Software Development
  • Game Design

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. Introduction and getting started

  2. Create passages and connections

  3. Use macros to change the story dynamically

  4. Use hooks to manipulate text

  5. Create variables and record user input

  6. Create game initialization and explicit inventory

  7. Use tags and hooks to run the initialization and display info

  8. Set up a fight mechanism

  9. Develop the story with clues and items

  10. Adding style, testing, debugging and publishing

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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