So, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to write him a “Choose Your Own Adventure” story, and if I did, then he would publish it in an interactive format on the Android marketplace. So I tell him sure, and then remember all the Interactive Fiction I’ve played over the years. “Hmmm,” I say to myself. “What about those devilishly brilliant authors of IF? Surely they would be interested in something like this.”
So I do a quick google search for a suitable forum, and start browsing my finds for a few hours. After I bit, I decide to write this topic, albeit with some trepidation. It isn’t every day that I decide to write a forum post. I doubt that I ever write forum posts in this format, either.
But, for those of you who TL;DR’d you can just skip all that explanation up there.
Me and my friend wish to publish various CYOA (basically IF, but he won’t call it that.) stories to an app he wrote, that would then be available on the marketplace. I’m only one writer working on my own (on a kick ass story, by the way) so we thought it would be a good idea to recruit more people, so there was more variety for the reader.
You are those people.
You have the talents we need (chiefly writing, and the knowledge of what makes an interactive story fun) to make this project work. We can take on as many, or as few, writers as possible. We’re pretty much giving you free reign over the story that you want to write, but we want you to at least run the concept past us first, so we can make sure we don’t include content on the app that would be… frowned upon.
Also, I’m very big on collaborative writing, so if possible, I would love to do one of the stories collaboratively.
Now, the nitty gritty details. There is a playable demo of the app, and a windows executable as well. The engine is almost complete, and I have my story at the halfway point. So basically, we’re working on just the writing.
We use Skype for all our communication, and we do so pretty often. All of the stories are shared on Dropbox, which you will need to have if you wish to join.
So, if you’re interested, post here, send me a PM, shoot me an email, or contact me on skype. I hope to be working with you all soon!
You can reach me at Ionstormeastep@hotmail.com or contact me on Skype. I’m leadheadcrushermachine there.
Those will be the easiest ways to contact me, but you can also send me a private message here, or just post your interest/questions on the thread.