New Author - Trying to wrap my head around the enormity of it all

Yeah. I got used to doing that with Twine - Chapbook supports multimedia but you won’t see it in test compiles, so you export the game with supporting files and make it a zip. I made a non-public test project on Itch (set it to “Draft Mode”) so I can upload my Twine games to test the multimedia elements. It’s a shortcut if you don’t have hosting space for testing or don’t want to delve into Terminal for local hosting.

Draft Mode games on itch don’t get publicized or show up in search. You can click a button to get a complicated URL to share directly with testers, but people won’t run across it by accident. I’ve several private in-progress things I keep on Itch for testing, including the “test project” if I just need to throw something online and see how it runs.

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