Complex-ish game has pieces that aren't working. Alien abduction reverse hangman.

May 24, 2023


I'm basing a variation of a hangman game on an existing sample (, though mine is more complex, as i'm sending people to the hangman game for a chance to guess two letters after the correctly answer a quiz question. I have several triggers and variables -- if it worked, this would be a great game -- but a few fundamental things are missing. The goal and exactly how I built the game, plus what's wrong, are explained in detail in the file. I'd love for someone to figure this out, as I've spent all day and can't do it. Thanks!

Kristin Fiore

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Jose Tansengco

Hi Kristin, 

Thanks for providing us with a detailed description of the behavior you're experiencing. I tried to check the 'Game' slide to see if I can test your project, but it looks like all of the triggers have been removed. 


Would you be willing to share a copy of your project file which contains the actual game here or in private by opening a support case so we can observe what's happening? We'll delete it when we're done testing!

Jose Tansengco

Hi Kristin, 

Thanks for the clarification. I went ahead and opened a support case on your behalf so we can get you in touch with a support engineer. They'll be able to review your triggers and see what could be done to get the slide to work. 

You're in good hands with them, and someone will be in touch shortly via email!

Math Notermans

When something doesnot work in Storyline, often it is good to dissect it and remake it step by step to figure out what is wrong.

So doing that... first i made the Hangman work...

I am gonna check it step by step and add them when done...

Oops should be a reply to Kristen ;-)

Math Notermans

Working on the next step now... using the characters instead of the correct/wrong button i added. I do think the difference in size of your states ( both on the hangman as on the button-characters ) is partly causing the issues.

Another thing i do notice is that when using only triggers you will get a lot of them. Especially when you want to show the characters used. So im gonna use a bit of Javascript to make that easier.

Math Notermans

As you can see here... with the next step we are close.

Using a bit of Javascript and a few variables it isnot that hard. In the weekend i will add the last steps... and will explain how its done.

- limit to 2 choices...then go another page
- add a win/loss element, so you know when its done

Math Notermans

Next step...added a variable choiceLimit that is set to 2... now after 2 guesses for a character you go to a question. And when answering correct you jump back and all is working as intended.

Need to add a win/loss when you found the word and then clean this up. Then sharing it with you.