What is the nature of the concept?
In August of 1993, a boy vanished in Crenshaw County overnight. Years later, you receive a mysterious note telling you that things might not be as they seem and begin your investigation into the case.
Note: This is not set in a real/existing Crenshaw County, though bits may be based on real cases/reports.
Who is the audience for the story?
Fans of sci/fi, suspense, and conspiracy-related stories, probably 13+. Might be a small amount of language in dialogue, but nothing too obscene.
What media do you have in mind?
There will be a police/doc terminal built in twine, with passages that are only revealed after finding key words. Twine will serve as more of a “database” rather than a game/novel. Pieces of the story will develop here.
I want to include one or two 5-10 minute podcast episodes about the incident, along with one news audio recording.
I also want to open it with a short search-story-esque video for framing and setting up the narrative. Like an introduction/trailer.
What existing resources will you draw upon to create it (i.e., are there specific texts – video, audio, images, or even stories) that will serve as part of your narrative or a significant reference for it’s form?
I want the police terminal to have a similar feel to Her Story, though I don’t want to get nearly as technical with a searchable database (though, if that’s not too difficult to implement, I could look into it.
For the introductory video, I’ll be using a combination of a google search screen capture and royalty free stock photos. Music and sound effects will either be royalty free as well or recorded by myself.
This concept came together nicely: the way these multiple proscenia for the narrative – search story, podcasts/broadcasts, and interactive “database” ala Her Story – would integrate with one another feels quite organic in this proposal, which has me excited to see how the project develops overall.
Now: get a design prospectus, as described in the assignment doc, together as soon as you possibly can and let’s get this thing going! 🙂
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