Assignment: Branching story

Using Twine write a branching story with one or more of the following features:

Non-human (or better, non-animal) main character
Events out of chronological order
Multiple characters
Poem not prose

Possibly avoid: life simulator, choose your own adventure tropes (walking around in a fictional world, fighting, dying etc.).

Part 1:
Come up with an idea, write the first few paragraph, let’s talk about it in class.
Due Monday September 12th

Part 2:
Deliver an publish your Twine
Due Monday September 19th

Some tips:

Try to limit each block of text to one or two paragraphs

Don’t provide many choices, provide interesting choices

Don’t just think about the content, think about how it could be narrated:
spatial?
metaphysical?
puzzle?
self-aware / self referential?
fist, second, third person?
multiple endings?
multiple beginnings?
Do you control an avatar?
Does it have graphics? What’s the relation between graphics and text?
What’s the general structure?

Examples

Queers in Love at the End of the World

HIGH END CUSTOMIZABLE SAUNA EXPERIENCE

A Kiss

HorseMaster

Destroy/wait

Even Cowgirls Bleed

With Those we love alive

anhedonia

Not Twine but related:

80 days

Reigns

The Matter of the Monster

Save the Date

The Immoral Ms. Conduct

‘Til Cows Tear Us Apart

Coming Out Simulator 2014

Sext Adventure

Here are some other good collections:
https://itch.io/games/tag-twine
http://www.freeindiegam.es/?s=twine
http://aliendovecote.com/intfic.html
http://twinehub.weebly.com/

Here are some very short examples from a game jam

compilation sites;
https://itch.io/games/tag-twine
http://www.philome.la/
http://twinegarden.tumblr.com/
http://forestambassador.com/ (not just twine)

free hosting for your twine game;
http://www.philome.la/
https://neocities.org/
https://itch.io/
http://textadventures.co.uk/
http://adventurecow.com/

sources, additional reading, and good places to start on your own;
http://www.auntiepixelante.com/twine/
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DanCox/20130203/185939/Learning_Twine_Part_1.php
http://aliendovecote.com/resources/twine-snippets/
http://twinery.org/wiki/frequently_asked_questions
http://twinery.org/wiki/twine_reference
http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LizEngland/20150313/238709/What_is_Twine_For_Developers.php
http://www.instarbooks.com/books/videogames-for-humans.html

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