If you’ve ever needed the impetus to make a Twine game, now might be the time. Twine author Porpentine (Howling Dogs, With Those We Love Alive, etc) has started up a Twine jam known as Twiny Jam. The jam, which runs from March 26th til April 9th has an emphasis on the short. All Twine games must be under 300 words to enter.
Hosted on itchio, Twiny Jam already has 27 entries as of this posting. The jam is meant to encourage people who are often disheartened from entering jams because of how intimidating it can be. The wordcount does not include CSS or any code that goes into the game.
Twine is a interactive fiction engine that uses a unique visual back-end interface to allow users to create interlinked hypertext pages. It’s a more modern browser based form of interactive fiction. If you’re interested in trying out Twine for the first time, there’s a variety of great Twine resources, including some from Porpentine.
If you’re interested in participating in Twiny Jam, which wraps up on April 9th, be sure to check out the itchio page for more specifics.