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Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
Developing an open storyworld
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  • 1. Developing an Open Storyworld
  • 2. For full explanation see blog post at: http:/tstoryteller.com/blog
  • 3. From Linear Story to Open World Linear Story Open World A Initial concept B D F Expand each character’s Decide on media/channel bio as story develops (email, SMS, twitter etc) Create story as though writing for linear telling E G Diagram character Write character dialog & connections character thoughts as (relationships, events, inspiration comes artifacts - Powerpoint) C H I Write the introduction: Decide which triggers for Diagram the characters, set the scene, player which characters unlock triggers, plot reveals objectives, initial which parts of story (Excel spreadsheet) characters & leads/clues J Implement in Conducttr
  • 4. The Story Through Line Girlfriend Keisha (Jenny) The Guard Ortega Morton Where- necklace (Sutton) (PI + Forensics) (the fence) abouts Card Game Gary Motive Johnny Latte (biz partner) Ortega Murder Crime Scene (PI + Forensics) Weapon Victim The Boss (Paul Lazzard) (Weiss/Chef)
  • 5. Story = Character + Trigger trigger Character new information that reveals story Use multi-tap delay to add surprises ;) 10 min delay first response trigger Character 50 min delay “I don’t remember” second response “actually, maybe I do…”
  • 6. Relationship diagram A CHARACTERS Jenna Latte B TRIGGERS Lizard Cards C STORY Lizard used the kitchens at night while his boss was at a weekly card game Lizard was a nice guy
  • 7. Using Excel
  • 8. Anatomy of a Murder ? Relationship Motive Psychological Relationships to victim profile Victim History History Weapon PossessionsMurder DNA evidence Genetics Killer Location Date & Time Whereabouts Eye Witness Reports Physical description of Physical attributes killer Other evidence (CCTV?)
  • 9. The End Robert Pratten CEO Transmedia Storyteller @robpratten http://tstoryteller.com

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