Build Branching Scenarios with Twine

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Pushing the eLearning Envelope Online Conference 2021 - June 9, 2021

Christy Tucker

Learning Experience Design Consultant
Syniad Learning

Most development tools are designed with primarily linear content in mind. It's often possible to create nonlinear or branching content, but that isn't the primary purpose of the tool. That means building branching scenarios can be clunky, cumbersome, and time consuming. What if you had a tool that was designed just for creating branching scenarios?

In this session, you'll learn how to build branching scenarios with Twine. Twine is a free, open-source tool designed specifically for creating interactive stories. You can use Twine for planning and writing a scenario, creating functional rapid prototypes, or for more polished final products. We’ll start with a live demo of building a simple branching scenario from scratch so you can see how quickly you can publish a functional learning experience. Next, you’ll see how story formats can add functionality and change the appearance of a story. You’ll see ways Twine can be used for different types of scenarios, such as chat simulations and games.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why Twine is an effective tool for creating branching scenarios quickly
  • How to create and publish a story in Twine
  • How story formats can be used for different purposes
  • How Twine can be used for different types of interactive stories


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