Collaborating on Twinery: A Step-by-Step Guide

Twine is as a powerful and accessible tool for anyone looking to weave intricate stories, particularly within the realm of interactive video sequences. By enabling the mapping out of complex, branching storylines, Twine offers an fantastic platform for teams to visualize and construct their narratives. However, when it comes to collaborative efforts, the process can get a bit tricky due to the tool’s unique setup. In this post, I will guide you through the steps of collaborating on Twine projects.

Step 1: Importing a Story File

The collaboration process begins with the importing of story files. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Open Twinery.
  2. Navigate to the Library section.
  3. Click on Import.
  4. Select the Choose File option.
  5. Locate and select the .twee file your collaborator has sent you. This file type is crucial as it contains all the narrative and coding elements needed for your interactive story.

Remember, the .twee file should have been previously exported by your collaborator and sent to you. Once you have downloaded this file to your computer, you can import it into Twinery. Upon successful import, the content will be displayed within the Twinery program, ready for you to work on.

Step 2: Collaborating on the Story

Unlike tools like Lucidchart, Twinery does not support real-time collaboration. This means you and your team will need to take turns making edits to the story. Here’s how to manage this:

  1. Once you have the .twee file, open it in Twinery and make your contributions to the story.
  2. After you’ve finished your part, you’ll need to export the updated story file. Navigate to File and select Export.
  3. Choose to export the file as a .twee again. This step is crucial as it ensures all your updates are saved in a format that can be easily shared and imported by your collaborators.

Step 3: Sharing Your Work

After exporting the updated story file:

  1. Download the .twee file to your computer.
  2. Send this file to the main person in charge of the project or the next collaborator in line.

This method ensures that everyone has a chance to contribute their part while keeping the project organized and up-to-date.

Collaborating on Twinery requires patience, organization, and clear communication. By following these steps, you and your team can work together more efficiently, ensuring that everyone’s contributions are added to the story without any conflicts. Always make sure to stay in close communication with your team members and plan the sequence of contributions to keep the project flowing smoothly.

Keigan Carthy
Keigan Carthy
I am the founder of Vision Management a full stack digital marketing firm that specializes in social media and ads.