I’m thrilled to (finally!) launch a project very near and dear to my heart: Shared Story Worlds.
The site has been live for a while, but I’m officially launching it today. Here’s what it’s all about:
“Shared Story Worlds explores new models, frameworks, and best practices for creating, curating, sustaining, and maintaining collaborative entertainment properties which invite audiences to participate in the co-creation of the world and ideally rewards them for doing so (please read What is a Shared Story World? for a more detailed definition).
Shared Story Worlds examines this participatory entertainment space in several ways:
* Publishing articles about the unique aspects of shared story worlds (legal, narrative, creative, community)
* Publishing interviews with the creatives behind shared story worlds
* Maintaining a list of shared story worlds
The idea of an entertainment property that allows audience participation in content generation isn’t new, but it is becoming more prevalent. Indeed, there’s an increasing number of commercial participatory entertainment worlds.
Shared Story Worlds brings together many of the conversational threads about participatory entertainment.”
Being a site about collaboration, it only makes sense that the site should be collaborative, right? Right!
So, I would like to hear about any experiences, lessons learned, or shared worlds that are not listed here (even if they are no longer active). And if you want to write an article about an aspect of shared worlds, even better!
More information about contributing an article or suggesting a world can be found on the Shared Story Worlds site.