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I'm a novelist, and I also teach writers how to create better fiction. I'm building a game for my website to let readers discover the different kinds of fiction and nonfiction I offer, and when they play through the game, I'd like for them to be able to download various short stories in different genres, as well as some mini-classes and lesson demos directly as part of the game.

So far, I haven't found a way to create download links inside the game. Is this possible? Or do you have a workaround for linking to external pages that would allow the player to obtain these resources and still keep playing the game?

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Basically you'd use a standard HTML link:

<a href="https://somesite.com/pdfs/somefile.pdf">Click here to download PDF.</a>

If you want to be sure it opens in a new window you can do:

<a href="https://somesite.com/pdfs/somefile.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download PDF.</a>

The target="_blank" part makes sure that that the link opens in a new window.

Hope that helps!  :-)

by (170 points)
Thank you so much.  I want this to be fun for my reader/players -- and being able to build some real "treasure" directly into the game should add nicely to the adventure.