Interactive story/game writing

Interactive stories and games are a form of storytelling where the reader decides on the direction of the story by clicking on hyperlinks. Some interactive stories/games take the form of choose-your-own-adventure
stories. Others manipulate the pace of the story by playing with how the reader sees the text.

Have a go at playing ‘The Parcel‘ to get an idea of how to get started with your own game.

The parcel – beginning an interactive story

Check out the source file to ‘The Parcel‘. You will need to have Twine to open the file. You can download Twine at

To get you started, here is a Twine tutorial made by Allison Parish

Here’s another example of a twine Howling dogs by Porpentine. There 100s more at