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The official theme of Kiwijam 2018 is "single use." The theme is in no way mandatory, run with it if you find inspiration in it.
I've heard some people here chatting about games that destroy themselves or can only be played once, but my thoughts are running much more to the societal and environmental problems of disposable culture, from rubbish to the "disposability" of workers and underclasses.
If you're using Twine for the First Time:
What if I want to add pictures to my Twine?
To make a long story short, this is the number one reason to use Twine 1.4.2. You can use externally-hosted images in Twine 2, or use a base64 encoder to add images to your game, but because Twine 2 is .html-based, it can't store images as binaries. Twine 1.4.2 complies a .html website from code ("twee") so you can add images directly to Twine 1.4.2 and see them in your project.
Why not just use Twine 1.4.2, then?
Twine 2 is a clear improvement in terms of ease of use, and as long as you're not learning bad habits, it's easier and faster to get started with. Also, a Twine game is fundamentally textual: images can add something, but you may want to stop and ask whether your story is improved by illustration. Poorly chosen illustrations in a Twine can mar it, similar to the effect of opening up a novel only to find that someone had scribbled on the pages.
What if I want RPG mechanics, fancy text, or other bells and whistles?
This jam is intended to be super-casual and friendly to folks with neither coding nor game jam experience.
Twine is a graphical tool that anyone can learn in just a few minutes: Twine games tend to be like the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, and once you learn the basics, it's easy enough to add graphics, sound, simple animations, and RPG mechanics to them.
Twine is free and open-source, and anything you create in Twine is 100% your own property. You can download Twine, or use it online, here:
(I recommend the download version - if you use the online version, you work is saved in your browser's local files, and can easily be deleted without you even knowing.)