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Guilded Youth, a text game with ASCII animation » No Media Kings

Guilded Youth, a text game with ASCII animation » No Media Kings | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

I’ve just submitted a game to the Interactive Fiction Competition that you can play now if you like.

 

You play Tony, a fourteen-year old thief who needs some help looting the legendary Oakville Manor. Luckily it’s the 1980s and finding fellow adventurers is just a modem squeal away…

Notes on the game below.

 

UPDATE: For folks that want to play it offline, you can download version 1.3 here.

 

UPDATE: Whoa! Unmanned won the Indiecade Grand Jury Award last night.

 

UPDATE: “Suffice it to say that it’s one of the most evocative portrayals of our collective disaffected BBS-enhanced adolescence I’ve experience in a game, effortlessly giving surprisingly rounded life to characters you only know briefly via a few descriptive lines and Hammill’s skilled caricature.” –Brandon Boyer, Venus Patrol...


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Story Worldwide's Storytelling Matrix

Story Worldwide's Storytelling Matrix | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Omar Kattan: "This excellent video by Story Worldwide has been featured on Brand Stories for a while now. Not sure if you’ve seen it? If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth your time" ...


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How Do You Define A Man?

Meet 16 year old Mat from the Book 'Kiss Kill' by Jeni Mawter. 'Kiss Kill' can be purchased from: https://reallybluebooks.com/ebooks/title/5 www.jenimawter.c...
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Charity: wealthy woman gives books to children of India's poorest families - Alaska Dispatch

Charity: wealthy woman gives books to children of India's poorest families - Alaska Dispatch | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Christian Science MonitorCharity: wealthy woman gives books to children of India's poorest familiesAlaska Dispatch"My mission is to put a book in every child's hand," says Rohini Nilekani.
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Top 5 Kids Apps This Week

Top 5 Kids Apps This Week | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Here are this week's Top 5 Apps your kids will love from Children's Technology Review.
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Top 5 Australian children’s picture books: to re-read until you go mad

Top 5 Australian children’s picture books: to re-read until you go mad | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Having two children has taught me a lot about narrative. With the first child (my boy, McCool, now almost four), we did everything by the book, so to speak. We settled on a bedtime routine quickly,...
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Egypt's Sacha Books Pioneers Arabic Interactive Digital Children's…

Egypt's Sacha Books Pioneers Arabic Interactive Digital Children's… | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
When 34-year-old entrepreneur Samer Youssef decided to launch iOS app Sacha Books, he and his wife were inspired by the lack of available interactive Arabic… (RT @gepEGmike: Very nice article about a team trying 2 change the way children read @SachaBooks...
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Twitter / stephanieleonar: Did ya know Stephen King ...

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RT @stephanieleonar: Did ya know Stephen King illustrates children books!!??
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Disney Overhauls Paper Sourcing Policy

Disney Overhauls Paper Sourcing Policy | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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Two digital days in Frankfurt | FutureBook

Two digital days in Frankfurt | FutureBook | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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TEDxMontreal - Hugh McGuire - The Blurring Line Between Books and the Internet

Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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Transmedia: Immersive Experiences Invade Your World

Transmedia: Immersive Experiences Invade Your World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Betsy Isaacson: "The word "transmedia," in the most literal sense, means that the content used in an experience crosses the boundaries of traditional media. But that isn't what makes these participatory entertainment experiences so special" ...


Image: Hunted, Campfire Media (2012)


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Hub Stories: Transmedia Storytelling as Creative Problem-Solving

Hub Stories: Transmedia Storytelling as Creative Problem-Solving | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Hub Bay Area Host :  '“We’re really interested in the intersection between technology, culture and education,” says Aaron, “and I can’t think of a better way to do that than [through] the power of story.”'


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Transmedia Storytelling for documentary makers

Transmedia Storytelling for documentary makers | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Weekly interviews and opinions from people exploring the frontiers of storytelling and gaming...

 

A very interesting Robert Pratten's podcast

 

Presentation given to the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) Producer's Institute, San Francisco http://bavc.org/


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girls have no idea about whats going on inside a boys head

girls have no idea about whats going on inside a boys head | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Transmedia Storytelling Using Social Media – PreziTransmedia Digest

Transmedia Storytelling Using Social Media – PreziTransmedia Digest | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Tracking Transmedia I've been using Prezi since mid-2010 as a tool for doing presentations, including for an information design, a sociology course, and a storytelling/social media course.
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Buying books is fun - 13 new books |About Happy Books

Buying books is fun - 13 new books |About Happy Books | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
A historical YA book set in Russia with a heroine that has special abilities. Winter White #2 in the Belles (#1: Belles) series. This is an contemporary YA books that is about dealing with new family situations and intrigues.
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Dyslexia-friendly books by top children's authors - Telegraph

Dyslexia-friendly books by top children's authors - Telegraph | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo are among the authors published by Barrington Stoke this year in their range of innovative books for readers with dyslexia.
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Canadian crossmedia crosses borders - Screen International

Canadian crossmedia crosses borders - Screen International | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Canadian crossmedia crosses bordersScreen InternationalWhile much of the world is still argues about what “transmedia” exactly means, some countries have been producing it in quantity for some time. One of the leaders among these is Canada.
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LAPL says 'YAy for YA!' with Teen Read Week mini-convention

LAPL says 'YAy for YA!' with Teen Read Week mini-convention | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
There's no question young adult literature has become a cultural juggernaut, with the genre increasingly becoming a feeding ground for movie studios and more adults buying young-adult books than the intended teen audience.
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Video of J.K. Rowling LiveStream Interview - The Leaky Cauldron

Video of J.K. Rowling LiveStream Interview - The Leaky Cauldron | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

The best source for all things Harry Potter: news, images, video, movies, books, podcast, social network, crafts, essays and more. Talk about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


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Tipping Point. Mobile TV overtakes Desktop TV. ABC Catch-Up TV On Mobile Devices Overtake Web - ABC TV Blog

Tipping Point. Mobile TV overtakes Desktop TV. ABC Catch-Up TV On Mobile Devices Overtake Web - ABC TV Blog | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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J. K. Rowling Virtual Author Visit

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Topic for the 10/14/12 #storyappchat: Typography

Topic for the 10/14/12 #storyappchat: Typography | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Those of us who create apps for kids often must wear a lot of hats. From time to time we need to slip into the role of writer, illustrator, coder, developer, marketing expert, educator, and entrepreneur. The role of graphic designer often gets overlooked, but it is an important role if you want your end product to be as professional and exciting as possible.

But typographer? Most of us won’t need to create our own typefaces for our apps, but a basic understanding of the world of letterforms is at least helpful. Have any of the following questions ever occurred to you:

What size and color should my on-screen text be? What font should I use? What is the difference between legibility and readability? Which typefaces are easiest for kids to read? What is the difference between a typeface and a font?

Brooks (that’s me!) has some graphic design experience and is happy to share some links/knowledge on this subject. These and other burning questions (bring your own!) will be explored at the next #storyappchat on Sunday, October 14 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Lookin’ forward to seeing you!


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Transmedia Takes Center Stage: StoryWorld’s Alison Norrington

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Jason Konopinski: "[Transmedia] transcends a single medium by taking the notion of breaking up a narrative arc into multiple discrete chunks or installments and spreading those disparate ideas or story chunks across multiple media platforms."


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