I’d like to invite IntFiction.org members to participate in a Twine “challenge.”
Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories or games. Making games with Twine is super simple. Here is a great quick-start guide with pictures: auntiepixelante.com/twine/
For this challenge, “game” and “story” are synonymous.
Like flash fiction but interactive, the challenge is to write a nonlinear story of extreme brevity.
Here are the rules of the challenge:
The amount of text in passages is limited to 1,000 words or less. Twine has a word count feature (“Story Statistics”) under the Story menu at the top of the Twine window. It is pretty accurate, but it’s not perfect for the challenge’s purposes. It does count code and variables, and it counts a few other things as well. No matter what, we’re going with Twine’s word count.
For more details, see the challenge’s thread on Twinery.org: http://twinery.org/forum/index.php/topic,1531.msg2914.html
Everyone, no matter how busy they are, should be able to make the time to take this challenge if they so desire. It should take about an hour to write a story, maybe another hour or so to tweak and playtest it. The tight restrictions also help prevent participants from getting bogged down after starting. As soon as you start, you’re pretty well finished. [emote]:)[/emote]
I hope this challenge finds an accepting audience here at IntFiction.org. I’m aware that not everyone likes Twine games, but I hope this thread will remain peaceful so that those who want to give it a chance can do so. [emote]:)[/emote]
If you would like, feel free to join us on the Twine forums to ask questions, post your games, or just chit-chat: twinery.org/forum/
Thanks for reading! Hope to see some fun and interesting games from IntFiction.org!
[center][size=200]The Twine Flash (Interactive) Fiction Challenge Submissions:
Inheritance by Rosencrantz
A Conversation About Tricking The Twine Word Counter by Mykael
The Minotaur’s Maze by Richard Sharpe
Tiny Weird Future Farm by Mostly Useless
Hero Contest and Mortal Queue both by Inurashii
Train Station by Loopernow
Reunion by Matt Weiner[/size]
Check the Twinery.org challenge thread for links to all games[/center]