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Yitcomics

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Writing software recommendation
« on: 18 Feb 2018, 16:48 »
At the moment I'm using the Twine editor to write and plan my Adventure game:

(This is just an example I made quickly, not the screenshot of my real work)


But it's very limited since I can't color the boxes, change the font etc. I tried searching for another software similar to it, but can't seem to find one. Do guys have any recommendation of another software, where I can organize my writing in a flowchart style?

eri0o

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Re: Writing software recommendation
« Reply #1 on: 22 Feb 2018, 12:36 »
This is Twine 1? I am testing the most recent Twine (I think 2.2 something?). I saw people using Google Spreadsheet for planning, with passages being made inside cells.

My actual game is being made in a mix of pen and paper, libreoffice, google docs and mspaint. I try to use dialogs in AGS for dialogs and cutscenes.

Yitcomics

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Re: Writing software recommendation
« Reply #2 on: 22 Feb 2018, 13:46 »
This is Twine 1? I am testing the most recent Twine (I think 2.2 something?).

Yeah, I didn't like the way Twine 2 looks and feel, so I just use the previous version since it does the job anyway.
« Last Edit: 22 Feb 2018, 13:53 by Yitcomics »

Yitcomics

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Re: Writing software recommendation
« Reply #3 on: 27 Feb 2018, 18:54 »
Since no one else reply I guess such a software doesn't exist, looks like I'm stuck with Twine  :-\. I do use Microsoft Words to write long cutscenes though.
« Last Edit: 27 Feb 2018, 19:13 by Yitcomics »

morganw

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Re: Writing software recommendation
« Reply #4 on: 27 Feb 2018, 19:30 »
Maybe it could work with mind mapping software, like Freeplane or FreeMind?

Pilchard

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Re: Writing software recommendation
« Reply #5 on: 27 Feb 2018, 20:11 »
Have you had a look at Scapple? It seems ideal for this.

It's not free, but you do get a 30-day trial to see if it's for you. I can't vouch for it myself, but I am using their other software Scrivener for a writing project, and that's an extremely polished and versatile piece of software.

eri0o

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Re: Writing software recommendation
« Reply #6 on: 06 Mar 2018, 16:16 »
I have used scrivener in the past, but I later discovered Google Docs was easier because it has apps that work everywhere.