A short and sweet "speculative romance" by the creator of Twine, Chris Klimas, Remembered is a tale that's interesting to read, and mostly linear, with brief hypertext forays in to the protagonist's cloudy past. The visual style is appealing, with a plain page and text. Remembered is one of a set of stories written by Klimas, posted publicly at gimcrackd.com.
It sounds morosely blithe, and it is morose, but it's also deeply meaningful. Depression Quest pulled me into the reality of depression in a way that no other story has really been able to do before. From the authors: Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people. From RPS: Mostly Indescribable: Depression Quest
A strange stream-of-consciousness journey, part parody, part wackiness. "Rat Chaos is the funniest Twine game I’ve ever played, and the most human." -From Porpentine's original review (Featured on indiegam.es and Rock Paper Shotgun 8/12/2012)
Surrealist adventure. There's something about Twine that makes people make really weird, but interesting games. "made in a day or so for the salt world jam. based heavily on the good bits of david lynch’s ‘lost highway’" -Author's description " a bleak, squiggly, MS Painted nightmare of filthy unemployment versus sterile consumerism" -Porpentine, Rock Paper Shotgun
By Jonathan Xikis The tale of a girl who wins a contest, with unforseen consequences... We're actively working on updating this story. A new version with lots more story, features, gameplay, and color art is coming!
A story about a haunting. Author's description: HELLO!! i have missed you. I wrote a new thing, it is a story about a world full of DEAD PEOPLE. you PLAY as such a dead person and it is your job to HAUNT THE LIVINGGgggg. I hope you enjoy itt!! the setting is onE that has been in my head for some tiiime now and I may use it agaAAAIInnn. I hope you ENJOY ITT!!! (ps there are TWO(2) ENDINGS)
A remake of a game made in 1970. Description from freeindiegam.es: While you are walking down a dusty, deserted side street Black Bart emerges from a Saloon one hundred paces away. By agreement, you each have four cartridges in your six-guns. Your marksmanship equals his. At the start of the walk, neither of you can possibly hit the other, and at the end of the walk, neither can miss. The closer you get, the better your chances of hitting Bart, but he also has better chances of hitting you.
Unread. From freeindiegam.es. The very first sentence: "When I was a young girl, I was a member of the Boy Scouts." Semi-biographical.
Unread. “A Grow-like Twine game where you have a single scene and eight verbs that can be performed once in any order.”
Warning: Quite inappropriate, and occasionally rude and raunchy. I think Christine puts it best when she wrote her description: This week, I spent the day making a game in Twine called Even Cowgirls Bleed. Warning: I was not feeling great that day. An entertaining, if somewhat dark and inappropriate, (mostly) non-interactive quasi-Western tale of a girl from the big city. Recommended by Porpentine.
A short and to the point biographical sketch where you struggle with deep social anxiety and gender identity.
Journey through a haunting, empty city...in search of who knows what. Inspired by a picture by zdzisław beksiński.
A sci-fi mix of humor and text adventure game parody. Bits of it were fun, though it could've used more writing from the author. Now with achievements!
"So you're in this dungeon, right? And the thing about dungeons is you gotta start on the top and work your way down to the bottom." A funny and very hypothetical dungeon crawler.
Based on a hilarious @petermolydeux idea: 5 minute game where you play an asteroid that is headed towards Earth. Everyone hates you. All you can do is talk, what would you say? [Author's page]
What is the answer to this math problem? 0 + 50 * 1 - 60 - 60 * 0 + 10 = ? I wrote this gamestory to deconstruct the common answers so that people can work out what they are doing incorrectly.
A short story about exploring a spooky castle. Plenty of ways to die, CYOA-style! From IndieGames.com
Two is a branching interactive fiction telling the story of twelve year old Laura’s day at school as she navigates through the dangers of being a bright loner.
The first part of a cyberpunk thriller, Water is a branching interactive fiction about lucid dreaming. It is also one of my first Twine games that I created to test the waters and see what Twine can do. NOTE: The beginning of the story is meant to loop. So if you feel stuck, be sure to try previously clicked links.
Microgame/story about a down and out advertising executive recounting the day he thought might be his last.
I've started to read enough of Porpentine's stories that I've started to recognize one of her styles, at least between this and /All I want is for all of my friends to become insanely powerful/: densely worded, brutal repetition. howling dogs lives in the near-future, an endless set of lives in a hermetic chamber. Entered in the 18th Annual IF Comp. Lots of write-up here.
Unfortunately I can’t describe the game in detail without saying things which should remain unsaid. - [Author's description]
Author's description: Hypnagogue is an interactive fiction horror game where the protagonist awakes one night to discover their bedroom has been transmogrified and devoured by a strange, otherworldly maze. [Via TwineHub]
A basic swordfighting combat system, integrated into a Twine game. Insults not included.
A short math puzzler: Start at 63 and get to 0 by adding or subtracting in increments of 6, 10, 15 or 17, without using any of the red numbers. Satisfying, though it starts out frustrating!
Someone made Harvest Moon in Twine!! It looks a little messy at first, but it's quite engaging (and really impressive) once you get into it.
You are the Candy Ant Princess! After a cozy childhood as an (adorable) jelly larvae, you have emerged from your cell-cocoon as a fully formed Queen. From Rock Paper Shotgun: Running a candy ant colony is hard work. Will you raise your daughters to war or peace? Who can you trust in the ruthless environment of Strawberry Swirl Forest?
In 2015, the New Horizons probe reached Pluto. Days later, they arrived. A brief science fiction story.
Ever want to play a dating sim as the characters being played? You know you have! Be the dated in this short but amusing story. Made for Ludum Dare #25.
Twine is a remarkably adaptable instrument. With it, even complex game mechanics can be reduced to simple, intuitive, text. Sometimes. This is a first person shooter. As a text adventure. It's rather silly.
From author's description: 'Thawed' - originally made for the Global Game Jam 2011 The year is 2011. Global Warming is slowly melting the polar ice caps. Polar Bears are on the brink of extinction and their last hope lies in the ability of the males to quickly and efficiently mate. However, the female polar bears have grown scarce, and increasingly wary. Against all odds, you, a faded, aging, male Polar Bear must set out to find one such female and birth a continued life into your dying species. </blockquote>
You are a nomad, on the road with your partner, trying to figure out your where to lay your head next. This is one of the first stories I've seen with a really strong "write your own ending" feeling to it. A cowboy story with a small bit of postapocalyptic twang. The music doesn't hurt either. Via freeindiegam.es
Conversations is a mad lib style note from Merritt's mother, which very succinctly explores the feelings of dealing with family and gender identity simultaneously. Ed. I think we need to add an autobiographical tag Via freeindiegam.es
You are out to dig. But for what, exactly? While this is mostly linear story, the interactions make it fun to play with. Via freeindiegam.es
Can you survive Hell for the story of a lifetime? And escape with your soul intact? There's only one way to find out... Do you remember those old choose your own destiny you used to read as a kid? Think of this as one created out of the dark corners of your nightmares, with a bit of dark humor tossed in there now and then.
Author's description: a twine game about what i imagine #sxsw to be like based on never having been Via
From the story: In 1987, an anonymous team of computer scientists from the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic wrote a series of children's books based on the popular Choose Your Own Adventure series. The books were hastily translated into English and a small number were exported to America, but the CIA, fearing a possible Soviet mind control scheme, confiscated them all before they could be sold. Now declassified, the books have been lovingly converted to a digital hypertext format and put online for the English-speaking world to enjoy. What follows is the second book in the "You Will Select a Decision" series: Cow Farming Activities on the Former West.
There are no endings, only divergent possibilities. I could tell you more, but then I would have to strangle you with a candy necklace... (Warning: This work contains relatively graphic violence and other darkly-comic subject matter like espresso-battles to the death and suicide) This story (or stories) is an experiment in non-linear storytelling and a "five-finger exercise" in writing fiction after a long hiatus. Thank you in advance for your cooperation... Have fun!
Casey Cama thought her internship at Sadler Pharmaceutical's lunar research base was boring, until one of her test subjects escapes and leads her to discover a sinister secret.
The world is falling apart... The gates of Heaven and hell are open. It feels like the end. An experiment in "context" in three short acts. Created in Twine. P.S. There is a secret "alternate" ending.
You are a space mechanic. In space. Content is inappropriate at times.
Trapped on a mysterious island, you must figure out what to do next. The story changes with your choices...
This is a story all about seeing through the eyes of someone else and how you face the world, how you endure. It's an interesting, if challenging, read From the author: A game I made about myself and trying to live with things. I still don’t know how I feel about having released it.
An RPG made in Twine. Download and run; will have to host a version at some point. From the author: One day I'm like "could I make an RPG using twine and some Unicode square charachters to make an overworld? and what if it were like "The Walking Dead? but terrible?" And that's what this is.
From the author: shimmering caverns: a weird autobiographical metaphorical thing my first twine there are seven endings
You are trapped on a train car, with just your wits and a trusty Orb of Hydration. What will you do?
A simple don't push the button game. What will you find when you push it? (Because you will.) Article on Rock Paper Shotgun: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/07/02/every-decision-you-make-is-an-abomination-button-roulette/
*Note: This story was aborted and will be likely rolled into another "collection" like my other story, "Thank you for your cooperation". As there doesn't appear to be a way to delete stories from Adventure Cow, I will keep the unfinished story online for archival purposes.
A story about moving on. Highly recommended via freeindiegames. From the author: Detritus is a Twine game & formal experiment by @newsmary. It is a work of fiction inspired by real-life experiences.
A short story where you play as a vampire and try to survive the night in Tokyo. From the author: This is my first Twine game, an attempt to create a sandbox-style experience. You're a vampire living near Akabane Station in Northern Tokyo (not too far from where I live!) There are a few different endings, though the main goal is simply to survive the night. You could just go out then back to bed if you want! There are several ways to die if you're not careful. It's also impossible to do everything in one night, so you have to replay it to see all the different things you can do. Time passes as you move to different areas. WARNING: It has bad language, (mild) sexual content and graphic violence. You can also stalk and attack people on the street, so potential TRIGGER WARNING!
Humorous parody of old NES games about taking on a colony of SPACE BEES. Via freeindiegames. Author's description: A video game about space bees.
There is a fly on the wall... But it is not really a fly... And it wants you to decide who lives and dies. (Complete, but not fully proof-read and tested as of yet)
Note: There's quite a bit of writing here already, but this is an introduction and first draft, meant to be for a longer project. See author's note. Once abandoned after a terrible plague, the White City is now home to a new utopian vision and a new generation of inhabitants, and you're one of them. Explore shops and find your way around this new world. From the author: “Sixty years after it was abandoned the White City has been taken under the wing of a new development collective. They’ve remade the city into an urban paradise and beacon of social change with digital currency, urban food forests, and a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence with enough power to run the city for a thousand years. Her name is Edyn and there’s just one problem; they need to test her. Lured by the promise of fame and fortune, the most notorious hackers in the world are invited to come to the new city to test their skills against the ai program and prove whether or not utopia can really exist.”
A showcase of art and sound. It's more of an interactive experience than a game or story, so sit back and enjoy the visuals and music.
Created by Senior Lecturer Carolyn Price at Open University, this story explores key issues in philosophy. From the author's description: From bickering birds to scary monsters, choose your quest and find your way out of the castle. There are nine chapters exploring key questions in philosophy and it will take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete your adventure. As you navigate through the story, the game will build up an idea of how you feel about these questions, and at the end of the game you'll receive an analysis of your choices and a map of how your opinions compare to different philosophers through the ages.
"Help me." (Trapped birds flapping their white wings inside a cage that's just too small) "Leave." (Dust, rot, gangrene, shackles digging into skin) You walk forward.
Entered in IFComp 2013. From the author's description: The year is 1954. One year after mutually assured destruction. And I am trying to find you, through memory and alchemy. Not many people know how the nuclear devastation really happened. But we do.
From the author: Make your way down into the catacombs of Castle Hallowmoor and see if you've got the guts to make it out alive! Originally on intfiction.org.
A wild game where you are a sound engineer. How do I set the preamp? Who are the Simian Motor Stranglers? Should I really be using a condenser mic for a snare drum? Do they still use phantom power? What's phantom power? What am I doing? Where's the Taco Bell? (Might actually teach you a bit about being a sound engineer.) From the author's description: Rookie Recording is a Twine game that I created this summer. It’s a video game about street cred, microphones, late night Taco Bell cravings, analog signal flow, unreadable brutal lettering, and an Electronic Talking Sir George Martin Super-Producer® action figure (still in it’s original packaging).
Can you squeeze in one game of CS: GO before visitors arrive? CS STORY is currently in beta.
In a cold, snowy country a man finds a victim of a Drowner attack. The man is a psychic detective. An old friend. But why are you there?
My first Twine story, and a test to see what I could get the program to do (considering my minimal coding experience.)
Reins is about the climactic reunion at the end of a reincarnation romance. Reins is more of a word labyrinth than a game or a story; it's a wandering through the easily-distracted mind of something that's been alive for a very, very long time. There are stories hidden here. Conversations. Confessions. Doubts, and certainties, and a certain sense of finality.
It's 30 minutes or DEATH! For poor old Keith the sole pizza boy of Bonucci's Pizzeria. Keith is a young man suffering from a broken heart, but when he answers the phone to our intrepid hero Harry, an adventure the scale of which Harry hadn't expected when he rang the number to get his mitts on some cheesy, melty pizza. It's down to you and Harry to save Keith from his broken heart! Are you up to the challenge?
A story about the choices we make. Most interactive stories are about what you do - make peace, make love, make war - but End Boss is about why. Quick but interesting story. Commentary from the author
Welcome! We're pleased to present a free DEMO of DestinyQuest Infinite. DQI is based on a gamebook by Michael Ward. The full game is a Choose Your Own Adventure-style novel with over 600 pages and hundreds of weapons and other items. Check out DestinyQuest Infinite here, at dqinfinite.com. If you encounter any problems, try refreshing the page! If that doesn’t help, send us an email at email@example.com. Thanks! SUPPORTED BROWSERS: Firefox, Chrome, and IE when it feels like it. Mobile support still in development.
An amusing parody of the Fallen London games. Practically better than the real thing! From the author's description: 2014. Three days ago, Swindon was stolen by dyslexic bats who are in spectacular trouble with the Masters of the Bazaar right now. What a bloody awful way to start the week. But, what’s done is done and can’t be fixed, apparently. Good thing Swindoners can get used to anything…
The first chapter of a Sissification story with strong mind control themes.
The original children's story of Felipe Femur, the skeleton with a lot of heart, and his friends: Gummy the toothless werewolf, Runny the woozy witch, and Sunny the sun-loving vampire.
On the order of almighty God, one of his servants Harry created a new universe with millions of years of efforts. In one of its galaxy named as Grindoval Galaxy, there was an planet named as Grindo Planet. Harry chose this planet for Research and development on life. And finally after another million years of research he got successful in creating life. Then he created one life form after another. You are one of those creations. And the game is life simulation where you will be born, eat, sleep, live, work, combat, etc. and then die, and again reborn as new species.... So what are you waiting for, embark on this never ending journey and start grinding :)
Denna handlar om sonen som måste bege sig ut i världen för att skaffa pengar till sin familj. Men många saker händer på vägen, kan du få honom att överleva och kanske hitta kärleken?
A frog tries to mate with the girl of his dreams, but he is not big or strong enough. So he must go through some real off-the-wall obstacles in order to fill up his belly.
The final installment of the Werewolf House series, as seen on WerewolfHouse.com. The skullmination of the thrillogy — just in time for Halloween. The full moon is out and what started as a choose-your-own adventure site has transformed into a full-on interactive fiction game with a unique mechanic that lets you to add new layers to the soundtrack as you progress. It's free and dumb I hope you enjoy.
Welcome to a world where superheroes are commonplace and integrated into the fabric of society. You are a journalist who desperately needs to pull together a profile to fill out the daily paper and you’ve managed to find one hero available for a last-minute interview. The questions you ask will affect the mood of your subject and the info you get. At the end you’ll see how you’ve done. Can you pull together a piece in time or will you just be another reporter ripped apart by your grumpy editor?
Orion wants your help throwing a party for one of his friends. Not everyone is sure that this is a good idea.
Basil is getting too caught up in searching for a girl from his past, and it's time to intervene and remind him he has friends around right now that would like to see him.
Rhiannon finally takes some time off work, but she doesn't know what to do with it
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Can you help Garry survive his terrible night out? Featured in RoundLemon's digital media exhibition 'Worm'. A digital short story that explores the relationship between reader, work and author by using interactive fiction. The reader is invited to choose what the protagonist will do next, the digital narrative changes depending on what path is taken. There are three main plot lines to follow. The work aims to be humourous, though also explores the dynamic between perceived differences of genders, whether the police function in an efficient manner and the safety of sex in club culture.