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Workshop: Make Text Adventure Games & Visual Novels with Twine


When: January 22nd, 2014 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke Ouest
Language: English (+ Français – diaporama bilingue)
Cost: FREE :D

Twine is a free tool that lets you easily create interactive fiction/text adventure games and visual novels. It’s accessible, no coding, and you can start making games in 15 minutes. Perfect for beginners and advanced makers who want to craft meaningful stories & experiences.

Open to everyone of all ages, genders, and experiences.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Twine basics
  • Adding images + videos
  • Loops, conditionals, variables
  • Advanced techniques + adding plugins
  • Setting up Twine for visual novels
  • Stylizing your stories
  • Publishing


1. Bring or a share a laptop with a friend
2. Download and install Twine 1.4.2.
3. Enjoy cat gifs!


Download “Love Classic” Theme

Love Classic is a theme / base .tws files for making visual novels with Twine. It contains a few easy-to-use macros which take care of the heavy HTML & CSS lifting. Eventually this will be moved to its own page but, for now, see instructions in the above presentation (mid-way through).

This workshop is lead by Pixelles co-founder, Rebecca Cohen Palacios. She’s a UI developer & artist with Ubisoft Montreal and also Pixelles co-founder. Having been a web designer for over six years, Rebecca has acquired a variety of skills which help her make kick-butt video games.

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Pixelles is a non-profit initiative committed to helping more people make and change games. We're based in Montreal, and have already succeeded in building a supportive community of game creators, both hobbyist and professional.

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