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Make Your Own Twine Games! Review (Book)

No Starch Press has announced the release of Make Your Own Twine Games!. Read on.

Make Your Own Twine Games! by Anna Anthropy is a step-by-step guide on how to use the free online tool Twine to create interactive, story based games. The 104 page book is full of colorful drawings and detailed explanations on the game development process.

The book manages to describe the entire process of taking your idea to structuring it into a full-fledge game. The author does a fantastic job of making sure to cover everything a Twine user would need to know in order to design a successful project that they can test, export and publish online.

In the end, Make Your Own Twine Games! is a fantastic book for game designers looking to take their ideas to the next level.

About Make Your Own Twine Games

Twine is a free online tool that lets anyone new to programming create their own interactive, story-based adventure games in a web page. In Make Your Own Twine Games!, game designer Anna Anthropy takes you step-by-step through the game development process, from coming up with a basic idea to structuring your game. You’ll learn the basics of Twine like how to use links and apply images and formatting to make your game look more distinct. You’ll get tips on how to test your game, export it, and publish it online, and even understand more advanced features like scripting to get your game to remember and respond to player choices. As you make your way through the book and begin crafting your own interactive fiction, you’ll learn other cool tricks like how to:

  • Write stories that follow multiple paths using hyperlinks
  • Create variables to track your player’s actions
  • Add scripting like “if” and “else” to decide when ghosts should appear in your game
  • Use hooks to add fancy touches like text effects, pictures, and sound
  • With example games to act as inspiration, Make Your Own Twine Games! will take you from story-teller to game designer in just a few clicks! Ready player one? The game starts now.

To learn more, visit the official Make Your Own Twine Games! website.
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