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Twine - Interactive Story creator

#1 Post by SusanTheCat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:53 pm

I just found this tool and it has me really excited.

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Twine lets you organize your story graphically with a map that you can re-arrange as you work. Links automatically appear on the map as you add them to your passages, and passages with broken links are apparent at a glance. As you write, focus on your text with a fullscreen editing mode like Dark Room. Rapidly switch between a published version of your story and the editable one as you work. 
One of the nifty things is that it can export a plain text file that I can turn into a Ren'py file. (Cuz I am weird code head that likes making text parsers)

There is a Windows Version and a Mac version. There is also a command line version called twee which doesn't do the pretty graphics, but does turn the text file into a web playable game.

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#2 Post by Anarchy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:16 pm

Oooh. This looks like it would be really handy for keeping track of your story branches.

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#3 Post by Endorphin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:27 pm

That's amazing! <3

Just what I needed to order my story, thank you for sharing! =D

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#4 Post by Deji » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:56 pm

This looks very useful, indeed :D

Thanks a lot for sharing ^__^
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#5 Post by ffs_jay » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:22 pm

That's an impressive looking tool, could come in really handy. Thanks for the share!
One of the nifty things is that it can export a plain text file that I can turn into a Ren'py file. (Cuz I am weird code head that likes making text parsers)
Heh. I'm developing a text file parser for scripting visual novels in Game Maker from a (very) simple home-made scripting language, and I can kind of see the appeal. There's a perverse kind of fun in it.

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#6 Post by Gambit74 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:09 pm

I gotta say, this is quite useful indeed :D . I was looking for something that would aid me in plotting out a flowchart for my story.
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#7 Post by kaleidofish » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:55 pm

Oh, this is just perfect. I had been looking for something like this before I started my second visual novel, but then I gave up and just decided to organize everything in WordPad. Thanks for posting this! :D
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#8 Post by Anna » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:43 am

Thank you for sharing this, Susan! It's perfect for making a flow chart. I just used it for my NaNoReNo project :D!

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#9 Post by Glasskitten » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:52 am

*The Glasskitten, who never really got on well with digital writing aids for some reason, downloads Twine anyway out of curiosity*
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*Stares at the interface, help thingy, etc.*
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#10 Post by tuna_sushi » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:21 pm

Thanks for sharing this useful program!
I've tried finding something like this, and this is just perfect!
(The others I downloaded... well- ^_^")
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#11 Post by Shya » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:27 pm

Ah, thank you so so much for sharing! I will try this, it looks really promising! : D
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#12 Post by Reikun » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:38 am

Thank you so much for sharing this!! *0* It's much faster than creating flowcharts in OpenOffice OTL
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#13 Post by RedJ » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:36 am

This tool is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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#14 Post by AlexisQuinn » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:32 am

This is awesome ^-^
Thanks for sharing!

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#15 Post by TrickWithAKnife » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Thanks a lot for the link.

I have 53 scenes and growing in the current game, many of which will be non-linear, so I think it would be very difficult for anyone else to follow the chaos without Twine.
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