Interactive Fiction: Write or Drink

An Interactive Fiction Experiment.

I built this game (really more of a brief experimental, interactive fiction of the choose-your-own-adventure variety) using Twine, which bills itself as an “open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.” The interface was intuitive and the execution was quick.

You can download the results, Write or Drink? at interactive game hosting platform Itch.io (where Twiny Jam submissions are hosted). Like me, you might find it’s a difficult choice…

Meanwhile, at the bar… Daedalus Howell’s down and out reporter mulls the contents of an empty notebook… and a glass. This html-based choose-your-own-adventure story opens in your browser and encourages you to explore the mind-wiping infinitude of a Lumaville tavern.

By Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of Pill Head and the upcoming Wolf Story, and author of the novels Quantum Deadline and the Late Projectionist, and the editor of the Bohemian and Pacific Sun. As a writer-filmmaker he creates and examines storytelling as an art, business and lifestyle. If you're in, or interested in the trade, sign up for his newsletter below. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.