Introduction to Interactive Fiction
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Introduction to Interactive Fiction

Interactive Fiction is a vibrant and growing market for fiction/gaming, which lets the reader choose their path.
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Created by Felicity Banks
Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Write basic scenes in both Twine or ChoiceScript. Design a concept and statistics for a ChoiceScript proposal. Begin a journey of experimentation and discovery.
Requirements
  • If you own a computer and want to tell stories, you can do this course.
Description

Learn about the field of interactive fiction (similar to Choose Your Own Adventure novels, but usually digital so it can be read/playing on any device), and how to write a basic scene in both Twine (a very simple Graphic User Interface) and ChoiceScript (a more sophisticated tool for novel-length stories or anything using statistics). Felicity Banks is an award-winning novelist and interactive fiction writer who will guide you through the culture and style of modern interactive fiction writing. If you are sufficiently computer-savvy to send an email, you know enough to write interactive fiction.

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Who this course is for:
  • Writers who want to earn more and/or have fun with choice-based storytelling.
Course content
Expand 6 lectures 33:57
+ Introduction
6 lectures 33:57

A novelist's impression of the field of interactive fiction.

Preview 06:29

Twine is the new, easy writing tool changing the face of modern interactive fiction—and it takes less than five minutes to learn.

Preview 04:55

Choice of Games is a US company specialising in interactive fiction. Their custom tool is ChoiceScript.

ChoiceScript Writing Style
04:02

ChoiceScript is designed to cater for the beginner without compromising their ability to tell a rich and fascinating story. After this lesson, you'll be able to write a basic scene.

How to Write a Story Using ChoiceScript
07:06

Interactive Fiction is a dynamic art form that is changing every day. This lecture outlines some of the quirky projects happening right now.

Other Writing Styles
04:09

There are several excellent professional and non-professional markets for interactive fiction.

Marketplaces
07:16