|Original author(s)||Chris Klimas|
|Operating system||Linux, OS X, Windows, Web application|
|Type||Game engine, electronic publishing tool|
Twine is open-source and available as a free download for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux; the software has been updated to a full new version since its initial release. It is popular for developing hypertext narratives and games.
Twine emphasizes the visual structure of hypertext and does not require knowledge of any programming languages as most game development tools do, although familiarity with basic programming concepts can assist users. Nevertheless, it is regarded as a tool which can be used by anyone interested in interactive fiction and experimental games.
Twine became popular in the queer video game scene in 2012-2013. In following years, Twine grew in popularity and even became an area of focus in media studies within academia.
- Rat Chaos (2012)
- Queers in Love at the End of the World (2013)
- Depression Quest (2014)
- The Writer Will Do Something (2015)
- Arc Symphony (2017)
- Open Sorcery (2017)
- Crypt Shyfter (2017–present)
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