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In The Media
- Christian Divine talks about writing for Life is Strange, including using Twine to block out narrative beats, in a GDC Europe 2016 talk that was recently published online.
- Charlie Brooker talks about the development of Bandersnatch, including how Twine was used to create the storyline, on the Empire Film Podcast (skip to 27:55 for the start of the interview).
- 20TwineTeen is a casual Twine jam that will run throughout 2019 that encourages experimentation.
Hello again! This is the first of our biweekly news posts. A quick reminder that if you have news you’d like to appear in the next post, which’ll be on November 30, please submit it online.
- Kris Ligman recently released You Are Jeff Bezos, a game in which you try your best to spend all of Jeff Bezos’s fortune. Kris also wrote a postmortem on the game.
- The Twine Cookbook version 1.2 is now online.
- Several Twine games were exhibited at WordPlay 2018, which took place on November 10 in Toronto: The Tower, The Eyes That Look Back, Wolf at the Door, Nod If You Can Hear Me, Circuits, Time To Feed, Sentry, It’s For Melody, and The Mirror. Mind the content warnings on these.
- DWaM’s The Tree of Life has some quite nice multimedia effects.
- Maggie Tan’s Spider Mother, as you might guess from the name, is not recommended for arachnophobes.
- CoderDojo Scotland recently held a workshop of Twine, and some of the works created by participants are available online.
- Judging just ended on IFComp 2018, which means results will be announced soon. Even if you missed out on judging, you can still play all the entries, many of which are Twine works.
- sub-Q Magazine opened its first game jam on November 15th. The jam runs until December 16th and accepts short interactive fiction pieces (less than 1,000 words) on the theme of “love.” Two winners will be contracted for paid publication in sub-Q Magazine.
I’m happy to introduce this site, which we’re giving the prosaic-but-straightforward name Twine News. Its intention is to collect news about Twine game and story format releases, Twine development, related events, and anything else that’s of interest to the Twine community.
Twine News will publish a post every two weeks with a roundup of news thus far. If you have items you’d like to appear, please send us a submission.
The official Twitter account, @twinethreads, will tweet links to posts as they go up, so if you’re on Twitter, you can follow that account to be notified when new posts appear. This site also has an RSS feed which you can subscribe to.
— Chris Klimas