1337: A Game Novel is my new interactive serial novel. I use Facebook App functionality to integrate a player’s personal information into the storyline and I employ RSS feeds to dynamically incorporate current events. Pretty neat stuff, I think.
The story: an elite group of ubernerd gamers (your Facebook friends) are beta-testing an MMORPG called 1337. As the game unfolds, it begins to redefine traditional game elements of risk, agency, collaboration, and reward.
Rather thank thinking of this as a straightforward IF, I’m trying to do something new with the traditional novel by incorporating IF elements. Don’t expect all the “LOOK, EXAMINE, TOUCH” stuff, but do expect a few new twists.
To watch the game trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF8scNKsx9g
To play: http://apps.facebook.com/leetnovel
To visit my website: http://markfullmer.com
Thanks for reading!