Lesson 7 Assignment

Due Date: May 16, 2023

For this assignment, you will work on development. Specifically, this week’s focus is on the look and feel and adding images (if you’re using images). Don’t worry about variables, scoring, meters, or other tools yet.

Decide on a tool

The first step is to decide if you are continuing development in Twine or if you are going to migrate the content to another tool. While I’m focusing on Twine in this course, I know many of you are already very skilled in Storyline or other tools and would prefer working in a familiar tool.

If you are staying in Twine

  1. Use enchant macros or other Twine features to add to your Style passage.
  2. Add images to passages or the background, if desired. (You don’t have to use images; don’t feel obligated to add them if they aren’t beneficial.)
  3. Publish the scenario.
  4. Test published version of the scenario to make sure that all images are working correctly.
  5. Upload the published HTML file (not the story file) to itch.io, your website, or a shared drive.
  6. Paste the link to the published story file in a document and upload it below.
  7. Share the link in the Assignment #7: Look and Feel forum.

If you get stuck and need help with formatting in Twine, you can ask in the forum. This is useful, since if you’re stuck on something others may have a similar problem and can learn from seeing the troubleshooting process. Otherwise, ask questions in your assignment submission or email me.

If you are migrating your content to another tool

  1. Read this post on Illume, one option to keep track of content when you move from Twine to Storyline, Rise, or another tool. You may decide not to use Illume, but you should be aware that it exists. Since you’re already using Poof within this course, you can do something similar with Poof and comment on each passage as you build it.
  2. If you’re using Storyline, you may also want to review some of my blog posts on migrating from a Twine prototype to Storyline. Posts 6-9 are all about building in Storyline.
  3. Build your scenario in your selected tool. For this assignment, focus on getting the layouts, look and feel, images, and functional links built.
  4. Test your scenario to make sure everything is working correctly.
  5. If you are using Storyline or Rise, publish it to Review. Paste the Review link in a document and upload it below.
  6. If you are using another tool, publish it to a review tool or a shared drive (your website, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.). Then, paste the link to the story in a document and upload it below.
  7. Share the link in the Assignment #7: Look and Feel forum.

If you get stuck and need help, please ask in the forum. Given the expertise among the participants in this class, your peers may be able to help you. Plus, I’ll be available to answer questions too.