Crushing It: An Interactive Twitter Soap

Now here’s something interesting in the world of interactive storytelling. Crushing It is a comedy series/soap unfolding right now, in real time, on Twitter. How’s that, you say? Series Creator Jill Golick has dreamed into reality a setting, characters, and a hijinks-fraught storyline then turned them loose on Twitter for one week only.

“Think of this as an improv performance on the virtual stage of the Internet,” they say. We’ll think of it …

Back to Basics: The Query Letter

One of our most beloved Story Spot readers sent in a question about query letters that many of you–whatever form your work takes–may find helpful (let us know if you do!) Mote writes:

A friend of mine is thinking about approaching some specialty production companies with a script he’s working on — when it’s finished. I told him, if it were me, I’d include a logline and tell them a little bit about myself, my background, and my writing experience — as …

Storytelling for a New Age

Lance Weiler, an American filmmaker, writer, and director, tells Ireland’s about the ways story forms are adapting as audiences change. We don’t often cover “new media” here on THE STORY SPOT but, as always, old is new again…

The tools I use are no longer simply cameras ― they are mobile and feature real-time web apps. Storylines, characters or scenes now exist beyond one screen …

Opertoon: Taking Interactive Stories to a New Height

From acclaimed artist Erik Loyer comes an innovation in storytelling. Billed as a “Tamogatchi for adults,” Opertoon is an interactive story between lovers played out on your iPhone.

Ruben & Lullaby are lovers having their first fight. Whether they break up or make up depends on you! Shake to make them angry. Stroke to make them sad. The future of their relationship is in your hands.

Writers, here is your glimpse into your future.Continue Reading »

Story Dwelling: The Emotional Future of Video Gaming

David Perry talks about the evolution of video games — not only about the sensory experience of playing games such as Halo, Warcraft, Guitar Hero, the Grand Theft series, the range of NFL and NBA titles and more, but also about the current and future development of creating immersive, emotional engagement.

The big question is: can a game make a player cry?Storytellers, an emerging frontier awaits.

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