I’ve never had the opportunity to create my own digital story or even write one. I’ve only ever gotten to play them. Recently, in my digital story telling class I’ve learned how to create the perfect digital story. First you need to think of an idea with different outcomes. It’s a lot harder than you think because your story can’t just have one ending. It has to have plan B just incase your user clicks B for the if/then moment.
Next you need to think of your if/then moments. Each of them have to take separate paths but you decide if the ending outcome is going to be the same or different. In my experience of playing games and writing them, it’s really disappointing to have clicked both options and they take you to the same ending. Yes it’s a lot more work to think of two different outcomes but it is so much more rewarding in the end for the user.
I’ve written a fictional script and also a non fictional script and in my opinion a fictional script is a lot more easier. You can come up with anything you want to keep the story interesting, while a non fictional script you need to stay true to the story.
In the end, your imagination can go wild with this. It’s a lot of fun to create your own story. You get caught up in how exciting the adventure can be. Try it out, you might really enjoy it like I did!
A link to help you get started on your first story!
Warning: The following blog post make contain spoilers* Please read at your own risk.
Everyones seen the Hunger Games right? If you haven’t I suggest you close your laptop and go buy yourself a ticket to the theatre. They are honestly incredible movies. All three of them were done so well. If you can’t get enough of the Hunger Games (Like I can’t) I found a solution that’s actually won a few awards. There this website called the Hunger Games Adventure and it’s a virtual, social game that you can download on your Ipad or tablet.
You can join Peetah, Katnis, Finnick and the rest of the gang in more than 1,000 story based quests to each district and become a hero of Panem. The game has won two Webby awards and a Variety Entertainment Award for Best Entertainment based mobile game.
Some features of the game are you can see the whole map of Panem and unlock hidden secrets of the Hunger games. Also you can customize your character with lots of different outfits which is always my favourite part of a game. Theres also tons of stories between all three movies that you can play.
If you are a fan of the Hunger Games and understand the stories you will love this new app. It let’s you become part of the story and communicate with all the different characters. Definitely worth downloading if you are finished your homework and need to kill a few hours.. or days.. or weeks!
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A super cool new edition was just released in certain stores all across North America. Now I don’t know exactly if this counts for “digital story telling” but it’s displayed on an ipad and it’s digital so it must! Anyways, Lowes Hardware store for example has this cool thing where you can hold up a certain device and it will show (in a room with nothing) how a toilet or sink will actually look in the washroom. It shows you right infront of the screen as you can move it all around the room, what different tiles, or wallpapers will look like. This is called Lowe’s Holoroom. A holographic room to help people visualize how to redesign their rooms.
It’s such a genious idea. Everybody struggles with being too indesisive with paint chips or doorknobs because they don’t know how it’s going to look in their own house. Not anymore. Apperently these Holorooms are going to be installed in every Lowes store across Canada.
Just like Lowes. Benjamin Moore paint store does something similar to that as well. If you visit their website you can choose which room, which style you want and it will give you a designed room with hundreds of different colour swatches on the left and every time you click a different colour the wall colour changes. A great new way for people to pick ther perfect colour for their house.
Technology is insanly cool now. I’m so glad I don’t have to say “I wish they had this when I was buying a house” because now I get the oppertunity to try it out one day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s6_GQKL7WE -A link to Lowes Holoroom.