For those interested in delving into game creation, a new Kickstarter is promising to make it easier for you to create and sell your web or tablet based adventure games. The Kickstarter is for a product known as StoryStylus, by One More Story Games, and it’s near the beginning of it’s funding cycle on Kickstarter.
StoryStylus has an emphasis on “storygames,” and currently a specific emphasis on mystery games. The engine is designed to allow you to create multiple characters, map dialogue and input graphical or sound elements. The concept is that it will provide you tools and an engine to create interactive fiction from drafting to publishing to selling, including allowing you to partake in royalties from the sale of your game.
StoryStylus will feature in-game currency known as “Library Keys,” which are worth about $1 CAD per key. A key will give you 30-60 minutes of gameplay in the current system and are offered as Kickstarter backer rewards to early adopters. One More Story Games has a background in the gaming industry, with the company head working on such titles as Skate and Cityville. It doesn’t, however, appear that they have much of a history with interactive fiction or gamebooks.
Funding ends for StoryStylus on April 25. If you’re interested, be sure to check out their Kickstarter page before then.