A downloadable twine template

So you want to make a Visual Novel in Twine.

This example is taken from Asher, a mystery visual novel I wrote. I thought it would be fun to combine the story branching of a visual novel with the poetry of hypertext. I certainly enjoyed writing this version of Asher with twine, but I don't remember how I did it.

So I cobbled together this example for you.

It's really quite simple. Just some inline HTML. There's also some extra CSS to make it look a little better on mobile devices.

It uses Harlowe format. 

Please feel free to use it how you wish. Credit is not required. There are ZERO restrictions on monetization or any other use of this template. However, you may need to look at Twine's or Harlowe's individual licenses.

Feel free to take the template and improve upon it. If you do, please consider sharing a link in the comments below so others can see it, too.

Feel free to comment below if you need help and I'll see what I can do. However, there's a lot of great (and probably better) options for support out there:  RedditForums.

The story, character, and background art in Asher: A Visual Novel is copyright ©2018-2022 S. A. Welland. All Rights Reserved. Use of this template or downloading Asher does not grant permission to use my artwork.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorSun Labyrinth
GenreVisual Novel
Made withTwine
Tagsharlowe, Project template, Twine
Code licenseUnlicense
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_ShareAlike v4.0 International


Character Portrait Format.zip 300 kB

Install instructions

Open Twine. Select Import from File. Locate the HTML file and open it in Twine. You should be good to go.


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thank you!


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Brilliant - thank you!