Twine (software)

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The Twine logo: A blue vertical line with a green arc that diverges from it.
Original author(s) Chris Klimas[1]
Initial release 2009; 9 years ago (2009)[1]
Stable release
2.2.1[2] / 21 January 2018; 8 months ago (2018-01-21)[2]
Written in v2.*, JavaScript[3]
v1.*, Python[4]
Operating system Linux, OS X, Windows, Web application[1]
Type Game engine
License GPL v3[5]

Twine is a tool created by Chris Klimas for making interactive fiction in the form of web pages.


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.[1] 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.[6] Nevertheless, it is regarded as a tool which can be used by anyone interested in interactive fiction and experimental games.[7][8]

Klimas and the Twine development team created a second version of Twine. Twine 2 is a browser-based application written in HTML5 and Javascript, which can also be downloaded as standalone desktop app. Twine also supports CSS.[6] It is currently in version 2.1.3, as of September 2017.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Twinery: Twine Homepage". Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Twine Information". 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Chris Klimas / twinejs: Overview". Atlassian Bitbucket. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. ^ "tweecode/twine: twine/". GitHub. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Twine licenses". Twine Wiki. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b Petit, Carolyn (12 January 2013). "Power to the People: The Text Adventures of Twine". GameSpot UK. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  7. ^ Hudson, Laura (2014-11-19). "Twine, the Video-Game Technology for All". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  8. ^ "Power to the People: The Text Adventures of Twine". GameSpot. Retrieved 2017-05-18.

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