How can I host Twine games now that Philome.la has shut down?

How can i host my game ? https://philome.la/ , is down and i don´t know how to make a webpage , can someone send me an easy hosting website please ?

Try https://itch.io/ or http://textadventures.co.uk/ - I think in both cases you can just upload a zip file that contains an index.html file? Oh, looks like on Itch you can just upload the HTML file that you get from Twine.

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Correct. If you upload an index.html to itch, or a zip with index.html in the top layer, you can select to have it playable in the browser on the page. Itch also allows “draft mode” which means the page and game are private so you can experiment with the site and invite testers using a secret URL.

You can search for Twine on itch, there’s a lot of it:

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Here’s a copy of my post on this topic from the r/twinegames subreddit when someone asked a question about what had happened to Philome.la and what alternatives there are:

See the “Philome.la is shutting down at the end of the month.” announcement posted here a little under a month ago.

Chapel has a list of some other online Twine publishing resources here.

Personally, I use a combination of Google Drive, to store all of the files, DriveToWeb, to make the Google Drive content accessible like a webpage (you’ll need to mark the content as “shared” in Google Drive), and Bitly, to provide a shorter URL. For example, that’s how I provide access to my Twine/SugarCube sample code collection.

That said, I will note that Reddit and some other sites block Bitly links by default, since it could be used to link to anything . This means that I have to approve my own Reddit posts when I use a Bitly link like that last one, otherwise the post sits hidden in moderation until another mod approves it. :stuck_out_tongue:

The upside is, if I ever move my files somewhere else, I can just modify that Bitly link to point to the new location, and everyone’s Bitly bookmarks to my stuff will still work. Easy-peasy.

Hope that helps! :slight_smile:

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