A downloadable platform

Story Synth is a platform for developing, playtesting, and publishing lightweight storytelling games on the web. The mission is to lower the barrier to playtesting games online and encourage a flourishing of new designs.

There are a few key features:

  • Designers can create their game in an Google Spreadsheet and can playtest by pasting the link into Story Synth – no coding knowledge needed.
  • Story Synth games take place in “Rooms” where content is synchronized for everyone in the same Room. In other words, everybody at the same URL automatically sees the same content.
  • There are multiple templates for different types of games and, if you’re comfortable coding, you can add your own games

You can see the templates in action (with placeholder content) at storysynth.org.

Visit Around the Realm for example of a published game that runs on Story Synth or check out the Gallery for more games.

Check out the repository on GitHub to explore and download the codebase.

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