Master List: Links for Beginners


Since this gets asked a lot I thought I’d try and create a master list of links for beginners. If anyone wants to add links to the list please feel free to since I’m making this wiki format.

Start here for newcomers

The Wiki
ChoiceScript Basic Tutorial on wiki

RETowers’ Tutorial by @RETowers

Lglasser’s Tutorial by @Lglasser

Dedicated ChoiceScript Development Tools

You do not need to download or update ChoiceScript when using either of these tools.

Chronicler Visual Code Editor by @BenSeawalker - aims to reduce the amount of actual coding you need to do

CSIDE by @CJW - aims to help you learn coding with its own step-by-step Interactive Tutorial
CSIDE on browser (no download thingy-thingies. Requires access to your Dropbox account)

Other Tools

You will need to obtain the latest version of ChoiceScript if using a text editor.

Notepad++ - Text Editor for Windows
CScript plugin for Notepad++

Atom - Text Editor for Windows, iOS, Linux
CScript plugin for Atom

Chat Mapper - a tool for writing and testing nonlinear dialogue and events

Fairmath Calculator by @Twiger_Fluff, Google Spreadsheet version by @Eleckar

Official CoG guidelines
Choice of Games Guidelines

Choice of Games Blog Game Design

Choice of Games Style Guide

Dashingdon CScript hosting site by @dashingdon

Neocities Free Hosting


Viewing Game Code

An example of setting up relationship and gender

Questions about getting started and story ideas
New to Writing in ChoiceScript (Need Some Help)
Old guy trying to learn something new
What is the right step to make HG or COG games?
New Discourse Feature
In need of a programmer
Help with npc gender and stat
Different characters for each gender/Romance question
The UnderGrounders (WIP)
Code help please?
Ulcaceur (WIP) - 6.17.17
Some WIP Ideas (and Interest Checks)
What is the general process for beta-testing a game?
Paint the Demon Black - WIP
Linear Game Posting
Game of 20 - (WiP) Updated 9/26
Rainvale - (WIP) Update 15/08
Stuck in a Tragedy Game idea (small update in informations)
The Burning Blades (An adventurers story)
A Hero's Story (A New Interactive Superhero Novel) WiP
A Hero's Story (A New Interactive Superhero Novel) WiP
Help with the relationships chart
What sort of content is allowed
New writer with story idea? Advice/motivation appreciated!
The Fraternal Society of the Feline (Demo)
A Thank You, Functions and Copyright
Northern Winds (WIP On Hold)
Total Newbie Help - "Illegal to Fall Out of Choice Statement"
Help with stats and variables
Can someone please explain Choice Script to me?
Little ideas I have for games
Change text with variables
Victoriana (Working Title) (WIP) (Updated 6/20/17)
What about a Youtuber game?
Who is The Trenchcoat
Old guy trying to learn something new
Kingdoms: Embers In Ashes[WIP] Last Updated Oct. 8(On Hiatus)
ChoiceScript Guide *ANSWERED*
Choice script on my android phone
Space station alpha (interest check/announcement)
Noob Needs Help - Getting "Script Error" No Matter What I Put In
My game I am working on
The Great Wild, need help with it
Tutorials up-to-date?

This should be stickied at the top too or thumbtacked or whatever it is called in Discourse.

Well done my friend.


Thanks for this list! Very useful.



Thought I might as well pin this to the top of the choicescript help category. Might save us some frequently repeating questions :neutral_face:


Updated to add @RETowers tutorial.

I'm still sad that @CJW's Choicescript Development Environment doesn't work anymore.


Umm... just wanted to point out
This thread isn't stickied to me

Nice thread tho :thumbsup:


I dunno how the stickying works, @Szaal. I didn’t want to sticky the post myself since I know too many stickies can be annoying.

I probably need to tidy up the list a bit, and maybe write a small blurb about each of the links?

I added in which is full of articles about designing games that I loved reading.


I briefly came across CoG’s “Style Guide” but neglected to bookmark it and can’t find the link again. Might be a good one to include in this list?



Edited in the OP. It is a Wiki, so if there are other links you think should be there, feel free to add them.

@Nonvita - thank you for the link. Added to the Master list.



BTW, I’ve edited it first : |
Well, I guess there’s a room for only one boss. I’ll delete mine.

Edit: Or not? Well, I’ll leave it for the time being :sweat_smile:


If I missed your edit, I apologize. I skimmed the links but didn’t see it in the Wiki post.

Edit: I see it now. Later, after I do some work on my own writing, I’ll try to organize the links a little. Again, I’m sorry I didn’t see you already link it in the Wiki.


Heheh, no offense taken.
It’s also a mistake on my part by not commenting this thread as I made the change.

I think I can tidy up the list myself, if you don’t mind. If anyone don’t mind.


Please, straighten it up. I’m behind in my writing, so if I can concentrate on that, those waiting for my updated project will be happy.

Thanks for your help in keeping the list relevant and kept up.


I updated the list with the recent tool Fairmath Calculator.

Thx for you guys that created it :two_hearts:

P.S. Should the title be changed?
I think the scope of this list is no longer limited to Beginners.