With Storium, Create A Story With Friends
Storium, being developed by Protagonist Labs, is an online game where you and your friends join together to tell a story. How this story is told is very interesting and depends on the players’ preferences. The game allows three players to join forces and create a story, one player is the narrator and the other two players take on roles as characters. Everyone works together to create a story scene by scene.
The first step in the game is for the narrator to choose a world (which are pre-made playsets) for the story to inhabit, with a vast library of worlds available to the narrator in Storium. From there, the narrator creates dramatic challenges for players to overcome, almost in a manner similar to a traditional roleplaying game. Protagonist Labs explained the world-building dynamics and gameplay quite thoroughly, as follows:
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Each world is a complete playset that gives you all the tools you need to play a game in a certain style or fictional setting. This includes virtual playing cards that drive gameplay, ideas for stories, pre-made characters, and backstory. We’ve assembled an award-winning group of novelists, game designers, storytellers, and artists to create these worlds. Some worlds are wholly new, while others are adaptations of worlds you’ll recognize.
Storium will offer online real-time play with friends, shared narration where everyone can have a turn as a narrator, parallel storytelling where you can play through two scenes at the same time with different characters, with support for tablets and smartphones. Protagonist Labs are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for Storium, which you can support if you’re at all interested.