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Posts about our team, our tools, and our games.

Getting Started: Create an Account, Save a Game

First, create your account at http://app.playablemedia.org. Then, check your email and click the link confirm your account and to log in to the Story Builder. The Welcome Message When you log in for the first time, you'll see this welcome message: Naming Your First...

Story Builder: Game Structure and Game Dashboard

Linear Games with Probability & Possibilities The Story Builder allows game designers create linear, narrative-driven stories with multiple outcomes. In terms of story structure,  a Story Builder game outline looks like this: This structure for a narrative game is...

Introduction to the Story Builder

What is the Story Builder? The PlayableMedia Story Builder lets authors create and publish interactive games and stories quickly, without needing any coding experience. Once an author creates a free account, starting a game is nearly as simple as publishing a series...

What we learned from a survey on games for journalism

While the vast majority of journalists think news games can be positive additions to the toolset that online media companies use, most have not attempted to create a news game because of the perceived learning curve that comes with it, a new survey shows. The June...

About Playable Stories

Playable Stories is a narrative game engine. The system allows game designers to focus on designing compelling digital stories and visual experiences, without needing any coding background. If you can use a content management system like Wordpress to create stories...