Highly Interactive Fiction Experiment (Project HIFE)
I need your help getting some initial interaction in my 'highly interactive story'! :P
I would like to make an EPIC story that will later be Lore for my own indie game. (The game is a long way off though).
However, because of how I want to create the game, and some theories about my own skill as a storyteller, I would like to see how good I am at weaving in a large variety of ideas into a cohesive work. This is, in essence, an experiment to test my skills and interest for the game.
So, if you have anything that you want to read in a story but have not seen yet, or simply interesting ideas you would like to see implemented in unique ways, please post it here.
I will include them all in my webfiction. Though I do have a plot line, frame work, and several other details in mind for the novel, I will not share any of it so that you will have to guess what the hell is going on (Just like the character!! :P)
Thoughts, suggestions, concerns... ideas?
The only thing I can tell you about the story is that it is called, "The Exprimitence". (Here is the post in question)
It's that everytime there is a choice to make which will impact greatly the power leveling, a great change in the story scenery or perspective, it's always the author who choose which line will be taken.
Example: When there is a new class up and a multi choice is presented to the hero, it is always the author who choose which one the hero choose.
If there was a poll from the author before the hero actually choose a class/power/great plot turn, that what I would call interactive for the reader and challenging to a new level for the author.
This is just a rant in order to maybe help you find an idea.
The problem with that is that it'll place a really big load on the author, unless the content for the branches are crowd-sourced, but then.. You have to worry about quality.
But as Shad3ow asked for something challenging in the making, allowing interactions with the readers, it seemed just right to me.
Moreover, I though that if well made, it could lead to interesting plot lines where the reader is an integral part of the story.
Edit: But as I said previously, that was just a rant coming from nostalgia.
@Zama that is somewhat how I got this idea, but to answer @Azareal as well, it will not be 'multiple choice' or a 'choose your path'. It will be even more interactive, where the readers simply make suggestions, the best (or maybe even all) are implemented in the story in a way that is still smooth and logical.
As I said, not only will this be difficult, but it is an experiment. Never before have I heard of a story that was made by cobbling together pieces of many different suggestions into a cohesive mosaic of literature. I have seen this done in art, and dance, and even music, but not with literature (at least not in the manner of an official fiction). So I wanted to try it here.
Would you all like to be my first readers and content sharers? I have another chapter in the works now, but I can go ahead and start adding your suggestions should you choose to share them.
Read my first chapter here: http://royalroadl.com/fiction/3992