Twine is a digital storytelling platform that can be used to create text and image-based non-linear stories and interactive fiction.

Example Projects

Smith College Twine Tour

A MUX300 capstone student used Twine to build a historical mobile tour of the Smith College campus, featuring photos and other primary sources from Smith College Archives.

Tools used:

Twine (after a basic tutorial from a peer trainer)
Very basic HTML to insert images (with help from a librarian)
A “visit” to Smith College digital archives to source images

Neilson Library Mobile Tour

Smith Librarians used Twine to build a semi-linear self-guided tour of Neilson Library, which included games, quiz questions, and detours along the way.

Climbing 208 Feet Up The Ruin Wall

Twine artist Porpentine tells a story of climbing a wall with stolen archeological artifacts.

Getting Started

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