"All the staff were amazing and really helpful. This course really boosted my confidence with computers and video game design. It was really fun and I made a lot of friends I'll be sorry to say goodbye to. Writing the coding was even more fun than playing the games."Christina, Age 10
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Build Your Own Text Adventure Game
Have you ever wanted to create your own text-based game, where the player has to make decisions to choose the next step in the adventure? If so then this is the Fire Tech Experience for you! We’ll take you through how to plan out your adventure, how to use Twine to build it and how to use some of the more advanced features in Twine to add an extra layer of polish to your game.
Build Your Own Text Adventure Game
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
Learn the basics of Twine
Get a tour of the basic features of Twine and how to use them
Learn how to plan out your adventure
We'll spend some time looking at ways to make the planning side of your adventure easier
Learn about the more advanced features of Twine
Once we've dealt with the basics, then we will move on to explore some of the more advanced features of Twine
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
Did you ever play (read?) a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style book, and think, “I could make one of these!”? If so then this is the Experience for you!
We’ll show you how to download and get started using a tool called Twine. This is a browser-based tool and is designed to make it easy for users to create precisely this type of content. As well as showing you how to use Twine, we’ll also have suggestions for how to plan your adventure effectively. Once we’ve shown you the basics then we’ll also discuss some of the advanced features of Twine so that you can create the best adventure game possible.
This experience will show you how to make an exciting interactive game in which the reader tells their own story and takes charge of their own character’s destiny!
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- What Twine is and how it can be accessed
- The basics of making a game in Twine
- How to plan out an adventure for Twine
- How to turn the adventure plan into a game
- How some of the more advanced features can be used
- How to polish the game to add an extra layer of professionalism