Unfold Studio

Interactive storytelling to bring together the power of programming with the ability of stories to represent and explore our lived realities.


Chris Proctor (Stanford University)
Paulo Blikstein

Unfold Studio is an online community for interactive storytelling powered by a programming language called Ink. Interactive storytelling can be a way to integrate Computer Science into English, Social Studies, or other subjects. It can also be an excellent way to introduce Computer Science as a subject relevant to questions of identity, culture, and social justice. Free and open-source, Unfold Studio was developed as part of Chris Proctor’s PhD research on youth computational literacy practices.


A five-week curriculum unit provides an example of how Unfold Studio can be integrated into a secondary English, Social Studies, or Computer Science course. You may want to use it whole, or mix and match lessons and resources to make it fit your discipline and teaching context. This unit is released free for noncommercial use. It was written by Chris Proctor, who would love to receive your questions and feedback. (see Contact)


ACM DL Author-ize serviceInteractive fiction: Weaving together literacies of text and code

Chris ProctorPaulo Blikstein
IDC ’17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2017


For more information, please visit the Unfold Studio site.