Hosting

Have your own server? Great! Use that to host your story.

Don’t have your own server? Here are two free and easy solutions provided by Twine users and a free site that offers hosting to Twine users:

Google Drive

(instruction provided by Dan Cox from Digital Ephemera – go directly to his site for instructions complete with screenshots)

  1. From Google Drive, create a new folder.
  2. Name the folder.
  3. Open the Share options.
  4. Under Who has access, click on “Change…”.
  5. Under Visibility options, change it to “Public on the web” and save.
  6. Open the folder created in Step 2.
  7. Click on the upload button and select “Files…”. Make sure you have NOT enabled “convert uploaded files to Google Docs format” under settings.
  8. Select the HTML file and any images you’ve used.
  9. Confirm the sharing.
  10. Open the file.
  11. Click on the “Preview” button.
  12. Copy the link.

IMPORTANT: make sure to replace this file with the new HTML file whenever you make changes to your story.

Dropbox

Dropbox has discontinued public folders, so if you didn’t already have one before May 2014 then you won’t be able to use this method.

(instruction provided by Phack on Twinehub)

  1. In Twine, save your story, then build the story.
  2. Choose a name and get a nice HTML file.
  3. Open the “Public folder” (If you don’t have a Public folder, sign-in to Dropbox and then come back here and click on this link to automatically create a public folder.)
  4. Create a folder in your public folder and upload your HTML file as well as any images you used.
  5. Right-click the uploaded file and choose Dropbox > Copy Public Link.
  6. That’s the link to your game. Share it.

IMPORTANT: make sure to replace this file with the new HTML file whenever you make changes to your story.

philome.la

(this site hosts Twine games for free, Twitter account required for sign-in)