The journey of Storysmash started in March 2017, with Nottingham City Libraries keen to encourage young people (aged 11 – 25) throughout Nottingham city to create their own computer games.  Over the course of the first year 73 workshops were delivered, where young people were guided through sessions that helped them create and develop characters, themes, plots and settings for their computer adventure games.  Storysmash also delivered 11 Masterclass sessions where advice was given by leading authors and games developers.


We had a variety of different workshops running in libraries across the city!Storysmash brought you a series of workshops to help you learn the simplest way to write a game in TWINE.

Workshops took place at

  • Aspley Library
  • Bulwell Riverside Library
  • Clifton Library
  • Nottingham Central Library
  • St Ann’s Valley Library

Masterclass Sessions

We have had tremendous support from leading authors and games developers such as:

Dean Wilkinson
Kim Slater
Jeff Noon
Charlie Higson
Gabrielle Kent
Rob Yescombe
Tony White
Panya Banjoko
Stuart Hill
Ian Livingstone

Storysmash is a project delivered by Nottingham City Libraries in partnership with National Videogame Foundation and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, funded by Arts Council England.