Reader naming their own Character help! please!

basically at the beginning of the story I made the reader choose their name and when I want to use it I usually type [NAME]

however when previewing it shows NAME and doesn’t show the true name. Any ideas why?


I thought the previewer is the one mistaken but it used to show autobot then suddenly switched to name I thought it was a glitch so I checked through my phone still NAME

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When previewing it on your phone, did you pass the part where you have to enter a name? If you skipped ahead, the computer won’t have put a name.

ie. If the “input name” command occurs in episode 1, and you previewed from episode 2, since you skipped the “input name” command, it won’t be filled in.


nope started from the first episode and in the first episode itself I made it have a scene were the character must say the mc’s name but it kept showing NAME

Does the display box say “NAME” and did the code look like this
input What is your name? | What is your name? | Done (NAME) ?

label name_input

input What is your name? | What is your name? | Done (NAME)

if (NAME is “”) {

You do need a name...

goto name_input


I used this code for the name

Hmm, not sure.
@JemU776 can you help?

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1 ) Make sure your character’s display name is NAME
2 ) Test it on the app. So, name them on the app.

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ok let me try

Didn’t work
I tried to see the coding and since there was no error that I could see tried to read the story from chapter 1 from my phone and the names only worked on the first chapter @JemU776

In characters

Script Name: YOU
Display Name: NAME

The code for your character being named in your script:

What’s your name?
input What is your name? | What is your name? | Done (NAME)

Nice to meet you, I’m [NAME].

*reset your story progress and play from the beginning on the app

yups did that and it didn’t work on the second episode.
First episode was magic the second disaster

In the first episode on the app when you named the character it showed but when it moved onto the second episode, their name was something else?

it wasn’t something else it just returned to NAME

OK, that’s really strange, from talking to you it seems like everything in your script is fine. It could be a glitch, I’d submit a ticket on it here:
I also have a thread on script + display names if you want to understand them better :smile: