Twine for Mac

Twine for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
Be the first to rate this product!

Quick Specs

Version:
1.3.5
File Size:
26.32MB
Date Added:
November 17, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
339
Downloads Last Week:
4
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

As an open-source tool for creating interactive stories that can be graphically organized and rearranged, Twine for Mac enables you to write fiction in a wiki-like style but with better interactivity, so that your readers can have different ways of finishing your story. It's an interesting app worth checking out.

Pros

No programming skills required: While getting used to Twine for Mac takes a while, everything about the UI is intuitive and easy to grasp. Besides, on the official Twine Web site you can find many help files and interact with other users to share ideas.

Universally compatible HTML format: Any Web browser can read your Twine stories. If you want to publish online, there are many free Web sites to use; almost all blogging platforms can render your work properly.

Infinite opportunities for creativity: Aside from images, you can incorporate CSS stylesheets, Javascripts, jQuery, and various fonts. You can even provide a story map that makes it easier for readers with a low endurance to track the progress of the narrative.

Prompts for dead links and other errors: If you write passages that are linked to nonexistent passages or if your passages have the same names, you will get an alert.

Cons

Browser dependency: Your Twine creations cannot be played without a Web browser.

Still no escaping from codes: You need to have an idea of how codes work if you want to create exciting presentations. You need these codes to insert images and format texts in your stories. No WYSIWYG interface here.

No HTML5 version yet: This is not necessarily a disadvantage for most Twine users, but HTML5 support would make this application future-proof.

Bottom Line

While Twine for Mac can be referred to as a game development tool, it's important to bear in mind that it doesn't infuse AI in your creations. You cannot produce games comparable to typical arcade or shooting games with it. Instead you can create quiz, logic, or puzzle games, or interactive stories. If this is what you want to do, this app is a good download.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Twine
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Twine

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK