November 21, 2003

Skotos StoryBuilding on Social Gaming

by Andrew Stern · , 12:31 pm

More multiplayer madness coming at you… A new article about social gaming by Shannon Appelcline on Skotos.net. Lots (er, tons) of articles to be found there.

I’ve yet to play any Skotos games/stories (see the FAQ’s for what it is). Their flagship games, “multiplayer prose roleplaying games,” sound interesting. How much does this community overlap with the text-adventure IF community?

Particularly impressive-sounding are the authoring tools for non-programmers. “A cornerstone of the Skotos community is the ability to create your own games. Our goal is to make it easy and intuitive for game designers and story tellers to share the ideas that live in their heads.” Can anyone share for us their experience creating and playing these games / stories?