Arkalance prepares the StoryGame™
Welcome all in the fascinating world of interactive fiction.
Mankind has for ever been inventing and sharing stories. What reader, spectator, has not once dreamt of replacing a line with his own: “I would say this!” Or “I would do that!” The StoryGame™ is intended for fans of fiction and imagination by reviving the oral tradition.
Historically the oral tradition has insured the transmission of tales and narratives. We know that The Odyssey, attributed to Homer, was a corpus of stories conveyed by storytellers, long before they were ever written. We believed that this transmission mutated the contents, but recent studies have shown in a disturbing way that some tales, drawn from different periods and different countries, compared closely in their later written versions.While the overabundance of means of communication kills communication, a narrative game renewing with our collective and emotional memory, of oral tradition, becomes a new way to share a story, in an interactive and spontaneous way.
Establishing such a vector of fiction has already been attempted, in particular with role playing, born in the late 70s. Founded by practitioners of tactical wargame, the narration wasn’t devised and the statistical aspect, rather encyclopedic, of the simulation game remained in contradiction with the narrative flow as with the emotional intensity.
It would be difficult to explain why role playing didn’t overcome this, despite a wealth of creativity, and the “lack of time” due to the adult lifestyle doesn’t explain its decline. How many hours amateur athletes dedicate to their clubs? At least as much as what is required to play a game. It is probably because a certain maturity accepts less the paradoxes of simulation that the groups diluted over the years.
By erasing the simulation to focus the narrative game on the story, both fiction fans and former role players can satisfactorily relate to the game.
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