Passages

Working in Twine is working with passages. They are foundational to how Twine works, and also what is shown to users when they view a Twine story.

A passage is a way of thinking about different parts of a story. They can be rooms in a house, different time periods, or compartments for storage. The connections between them are made by the author or as part of the playing experience by the reader.

Generally, the action of clicking a link in Twine is a movement between passages. In interactive fiction terminology, this can be thought of as a turn. The act of clicking the link signaled that a choice was made and now it is time to progress to the next content or set of choices.

Content AND Code

While passages can be thought of as content sections, they are also where code goes to change how text appears and how the passage should respond to the user. Writing prose and code both happen within passages. They are not seperated in Twine: writing in a passage has the potential to be either or both at the same time.

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