I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.
I generally use Twine as a prototype for review and testing purposes. You can use Twine as the finished product though, especially if you do some formatting to make it look better. This is currently pretty rough (just text on a white background), but that’s OK for a prototype.
If you use Twine as a prototyping tool, you can build the finished version in Captivate, Storyline, or another tool of your choice.
Try the scenario out yourself by clicking below (the scenario will open in a new tab).
This is the map of the entire scenario. You can see how many of the choices are reused.
Want to learn how I created this?
Read the previous posts in the series to see my process for creating this scenario.
- How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario
- Planning a Branching Scenario
- What to Write First in a Branching Scenario
- Writing Mistakes and Consequences
Can’t get enough? Check out all of my posts on Storytelling and Scenarios.