So as I mentioned last week, the long awaited debut of StoryShift finally happened! You can view StoryShift online at a variety of flash websites, or download it for your smartphone or tablet! So far the reception has been great and I’m really excited about the number of people who are voting on all the stories! I expect to hit more than a thousand votes before this week’s cycle of voting is up!
Which brings me to my next subject. Today is the last day to vote on what happens next. My story is titled The Oceans Burned. It’s a military science-fiction story set on an aquatic colony world. The fledgling colony is under attack by an unknown entity, and the Earth has dispatched reinforcements to protect the colonists. The reader gets to make decisions which will affect the overall strategy of the battle as well as making some personal decisions for the characters. Their choices will affect how the battle goes and could result in overwhelming victory or stunning defeat!
I’m really excited to see where the readers will take the story!
After a year of waiting, StoryShift’s debut is at hand!
What is StoryShift, you ask? Well let me just borrow the creator’s description!
StoryShift is a community-driven storytelling platform where you can read stories and comics and vote on what should happen next. It’s not a usual flash game, is it even a game? but we dearly welcome your participation in this global storytelling experience, so start voting on our awesome stories and comics!
Every story goes through a cycle:
– The author makes a chapter ending with a choice for the community.
– There’s a voting period of typically a week.
– Based on the majority decision by the community, the author works on the next chapter.
– The new chapter is released and again, ends with a choice for the community.
– The cycle goes on.
By being active in StoryShift, you will gain voting power and your votes will have more weight.
So join now and start choosing where you want the stories to go. You will find a lot of talent in these written stories and comics.
StoryShift can be viewed online at Newgrounds, or on a host of mobile devices like Android, Iphone and Ipad, and what have you! You can download the app and browse a bunch of cool stories and comics, one of which is even done by yours truly! Give my story, The Oceans Burned, a read! I am so excited to finally see the finished project after so much waiting. In the coming weeks there will be tons of cool updates to the app as well as new stories.
It’s been so long since I wrote the story I can’t help but feel a little embarrassed by my own writing. I’ve come a long way since then, and I hope that it shows when I write the second segment!