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Storygaming – Telling Tales with Online Communities


City of IF have released a new StoryGame, Machines Daughter.

An offspring of machines is drawn to the Animal World. “You were born on a night when the sky was as gray and flat as a slate equations pad…”

The City of IF is a site dedicated to online storygaming, where players and authors together create and play storygames. Storygames are unlike traditional stories or other free online RPGs because they can go in any direction chosen by the players; they’re also unlike traditional online roleplaying (RPG) games because each story has an author who creates a coherent story arc out of the choices that the players make. It’s a unique blend of story and game.
You play in the storygames by posting suggestions in each storygames forum, or by voting on one of the choices that the storygame author creates.

Irrespective of what they say, it does remind me of the old RPG email games, like Harn. And any DM will tell you they are the author creating coherent stories out of player choices! For non-D&D players, think scriptwriting in response to improv… I guess. Ah well, the story is written with the help of the online community.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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