This project is a webbased multiplayer point-and-click roleplaying adventure.
The users will either play the role as director (similar to game master) or player.
One adventure/story session has a director and one or more players.
Players create the story together, which evolves in time. The story will be highly interactive and dynamically evolving, because players and director have control and interact while the story is developing. The same stories can be reused and revisited by other players. This way, stories become very rich and deeply evolve automatically every time they are played.
The project could also be seen as an online (very free-form) role-playing adventure, where each user plays it's own character and the director facilitates in events, settings and non-player-characters.
Player actions can be predefined by the director (by offering different paths and possibilities), or completely player driven. A combination is also possible of course.
Player dialogue can be done through text, sound recording and/or camera /video.
Photos and images can be used to describe scenes, locations and maps. They contain clickable areas (defined by the director) to designate the various actions, objects and other interaction (similar to point-and-click adventures). They also allow a way for the player to view and navigate their environment by allowing zooming in on the images (real zooming or showing another more detailed image after clicking on a certain part of the image).
Players also have a state and inventory. Inventory items can be linked to predefined actions, so the player can decide what to do with it. Items can also be combined or targeted to a specific object (area on the image).
The project consists of a web-based application for the director and players, and the player client should also be made available through mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms.
A detailed functional design document is available and can be provided upon request.
- support for multiple active story sessions per user (for both director and player).
- support for notifications per e-mail and in-app (both web and mobile). When sent by e-mail, it will contain a link to the related story session.
- there should be an online editor for the images that can be used to designate the clickable areas for actions, and the player locations. It should be very easy to define (add, move and remove) areas (such as objects, locations to move to etc.) and player locations for each action in a turn, so it’s probably a layer drawn on top of the original image.
- the director interface can be fully web-based, and does not require a mobile web application.
An overview of the use-cases is provided in the attached file.
Please note that a detailed functional design document is available and can be provided upon request.