Friday, 24 February 2017

This is a game, not a book

This game is very new. It's like an alpha version: it only just works. But imagine what it will be one day: the world's biggest sandbox. Where you can explore forever, or build anything you want. My goal is to add simple requests within two days. So this becomes like Minecraft, or lego, except that what grows is stories, and the world is shared by everyone.

This is how it will work:

  1. Speedy creation: I need to add stories fast enough, that the game always feels alive. 
  2. Speedy reaction: I need to respond to users fast enough that they feel in control
  3. Connecting stories: I need so many connections between stories that, wherever you are, you feel like anything could happen, and you won't just be pulled back to a linear narrative.
  4. Growth: after five years or so I want enough people to be adding stories that the game grows faster and faster,

This will take time. But every month the game will be more like a game and less like a book. Watch and see!

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