OER Service Digital Skills Events

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University's Digital Skills programme. Our up and coming events are listed below, and you can find a full list of workshops we offer here:  OER Service Digital Skills. If you would like us to come to your school or college to run a session tailored to your requirements, please contact us at open.ed@ed.ac.uk.

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Create a Story Adventure Game with Twine (FoCL)

19th February 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Illustration of fantastical creatures sitting at a table including a floating fairy/mermaid and a dragon.

Work together as we guide you through the steps to create your very own Story Adventure Game on the web with the Twine tool.

You don’t need to write any code to create an adventure story with Twine, but you can improve your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, gifs, sound effects, and video shorts, for a multimedia experience.

Discover how you can use openly licensed images and materials from the University of Edinburgh museum, library, archives, and Media Hopper’s Open Media Bank for your own creative endeavours.

Over the course of the day we will look at the variety of public domain and openly licensed materials on the web that are available for creative re-use, and discuss the ethical responsibilities we as creators have towards those materials. You will be provided with open materials and guided through the different steps available to edit, snip, and embed these into your game.

Play test and provide feedback on each other’s Adventure Stories, and discuss what makes for a great story.

Prizes will be awarded for outstanding creativity!


Lunch, hot drinks, and snacks will be provided.


Bookings via MyEd: https://edin.ac/2N2PQNd

This workshop is being provided as part of the Festival of Creative Learning. To learn more about the festival and other events, visit the Festival website here: http://www.festivalofcreativelearning.ed.ac.uk/


** Please note there may be a photographer/filming at the event. Please let the organiser know if you would prefer not be captured on film or audio at the event.


Header image: fantasy illustration from “Belle and the Dragon. An elfin comedy“, The British LibraryPublic Domain 


19th February 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm



Argyle House, Room EW.10
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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