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A Twine game-making event for Shakespeare fans who have never coded before.
Hey, Shakespeeps! I like to make games in my spare time and I noticed that there are hardly any games that are related to Shakespeare. I want to bring game-making to a bigger crowd, especially to people who think that coding is all huge pages of code and complicated variables and things. It's not all that, it can be easy and fun and as creative as any art form. I know this because of these things called Twine games.
Twine is a little program that can be used to make text-based games which work like choose-you-own-adventure books, only in a digital way. If you want to know how they work, the best thing to do is play some, so check out my list of my favourite text adventures. Like any book or videogame, there's a huge range of Twine games, romances, comedy, pyramid explorers, horror, surreal whodunnits, simulators, makeovers, medieval knight legends, sci-fi thrillers about futuristic lesbian cowgirls, you name it, there's probably a Twine game on it.
But to come back to my point, Twine uses text as its method of storytelling in a wide range of ways, but I've never encountered any Shakespeare Twine text adventures, apart from the ones I've made, (check those out in the resources list at the end of the post), which seems odd as Shakespeare uses such a rich and interesting language, ideal for text-based games.
Twine Mine Arms is an event which I hope will get more Shakespeare fans aware of text games and coding. It would be great if people could come together to have a go at making little games, games that may only take a minute to play, just to try something new.
It's not a competition so don't be afraid to be a bit experimental and stuff ♥
To put these in,
My Shakespeare Games
Related Graphical Games
For questions or prompts to get started, drop me a line at costlyblood, my Shakespeare blog.
Best of luck!! don't forget to share the Tumblr post about this, tweet about it with @Twine_Mine_Arms or share the link to this page on Facebook!
[...] Let me twine
Mine arms about that body, where against
My grainéd ash an hundred times hath broke
And scarr'd the moon with splinters [...]
- William Shakespeare (Coriolanus, Act 4 Scene 5)
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