The Story of Polyfable

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  • 2021

  • 2022
    Basic LMS

  • 2023
    Custom PHP LMS

  • 2024
    Rebuilt in Node.js

Helping people tell their stories as films, games and more!

Polyfable was founded on the idea that there is a lack of focus on storytelling in digital design and creative software courses.

I understand that the best way to learn is by doing, and that's why I am creating a platform that allows you to learn by creating your own stories and games.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell, and I want to help you tell yours.

Learn more about Hayden


Polyfable was founded by Hayden Falzon in 2021 and launched in early 2022, originally as blendertutorials.org as a platform purely dedicated to teaching creative storytelling with Blender only.

It started as a wordpress blog, but quickly grew into a full LMS platform, and the name was changed to Polyfable to reflect the broader scope of the platform.

In fact blendertutorials.org itself was originally one of the old blogs for Blender back in 2005, and the domain was acquired in 2021 by (myself) Hayden and repurposed for the new platform. there isn't much remaining of the old site, but you can still find an idea of what it was like by visiting the The Wayback Machine

Lets take a look at the history of this site

  • Blendertutorials.org was acquired and repurposed for the new platform
    The site was first started under the name of BlenderTutorials. The idea was to create a platform that would help people learn how to use Blender to create their own stories and games. The site was launched in 2021 as a simple WordPress blog.

    Preview of old site

  • Launched as a full LMS platform using the wordpress plugin ecosystem
    Still under the moniker of BlenderTutorials, the site was relaunched in 2022 as a full Learning Management System (LMS) platform. The site was built on WordPress and used a number of plugins to provide the functionality needed to help people learn how to use Blender. I got a number of client's during this time, which gave me confidence in moving forwards with the idea.

    Preview of old site

  • Rebranded as Polyfable
    A lot of things happened in 2022 - 2023. I realised quickly that using the WordPress plugin ecosystem was a double edged sword. It was easy to get started, but it was hard to make the site do what I wanted it to do. I also realised that the name BlenderTutorials was too limiting. I wanted to create a platform that would help people tell their stories in any way they wanted, not just with Blender. So I rebranded the site as Polyfable. I also rewrote the backend and frontend of the site to provide the custom functionality that I wanted. The site was still built on WordPress, but I had a lot more control over how it worked.

    Preview of old site

  • ReLaunch - NodeJS ReWrite
    In 2024, I decided to move away from WordPress and PHP. I wanted to have more control over the site and make it faster and more secure. I also wanted to provide a better experience for you guy's. So I decided to rebuild the site from scratch using Node.js. This allowed me to create a site that was faster, more secure, and more flexible. It also allowed me to provide a better experience for you, the users. The site was relaunched in 2024 and has been growing ever since.

    If you are interested in why I made the switch, you can read more about it in my blog post Why I switched to Node.js

  • What does the future hold?
    The site has been growing ever since the relaunch in 2024. We are currently working on a number of projects to help you tell your stories, including more courses and tutorials, education/organisation plans, more assets, and a behind the scenes look at in production games. We are also working on a number of other projects to help you tell your stories in new and exciting ways. We are always looking for new ways to help you tell your stories, so stay tuned for more updates!

Our Future Goals

We are currently working on a number of projects to help you tell your stories, including:

  • More courses and tutorials
  • Education/Organisation Plans
  • More Assets
  • Behind the scenes look at in production games