Storysmash: write and create your own interactive online game

Do you want to learn how to write and build your own digital game, then Storysmash is for you. You don’t need any experience. You don’t need any existing skills, just imagination and enthusiasm. You can take part in workshops and masterclasses as part of Storysmash.


Aged 11 – 25? Storysmash brings you a series of workshops, each consisting of six sessions, to help you learn the simplest way to write a game in TWINE to create your own online interactive story.

Workshops will take place at

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

Masterclass Author Sessions

Aged 11 – 100? Masterclass author sessions will run alongside the workshops to give an opportunity for anyone to learn from the experts. Authors will share skills for developing plot, narrative and characters for you to develop your skills and inspire creativity.

What is TWINE?

Twine is a free online programme that enables you to create your own online, interactive, choose-your-own-adventure style stories.

Using HTML coding, you can create a sprawling playable story game with multiple storylines. Use variables and macros to create lives, a score, inventories, and even create player-inputs to make your story more personal. No previous coding experience is necessary – we’ll teach you everything you need!

Find out more about the workshops and masterclasses.

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.