Starter Guide: Building a Game in Twine

SECTION 1: What is Twine?

Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

You don’t need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you’re ready.

SECTION 2: Getting Started with Twine

To begin using Twine, visit and select Use it in your browser.

Next, click Tell Me More and click through the prompts after reading each section.

To create a new story, click on the +New button on the left side of the screen. This will ask for your story title. Name your story and click on the Create button.

Double click on the center block titled Untitled Passage to begin building your story..

SECTION 3: Useful Commands

To give players choices in your game, use two sets of square brackets: [[Take path 1]] and [[Take path 2]].

To add an image, type <img src= **url*>* but replace url with the source of your image. To find any image’s source link, right click on the image and click Copy Image Address. Then paste the link into the spot for the url.

SECTION 4: Helpful Resources

How to Create Your First Story

How to Create Adventure Games Using Twine (Video)

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