This month has been busy and our small, home based office has been the site of laughter, chatter and planning as I worked with my co-author Elaine on writing the story points for our brand new app – Beyond The Painted World.
PTPW is a Choose your own adventure app? So… let’s take a minute and explain exactly what that is.
What is a Choose your own adventure app?
As a child I used to love those stories where, at the end of each chapter, you got to choose what would happen to the characters. I don’t know if you have every read one of these books, but they were one of my favourite past times.
So, this is how it works – you would start reading the novel just like a ‘normal’ novel and at the end of the first chapter, at the end of all the chapters, would be a decision point – what will this character do next? What will the fictional world have in store for them?
For either choice you had a different page number representing the starting point for the corresponding chapter. Using this simple but effective formula, you could, in part, create the story.
The influence of WestWorld
I am (unashamedly) a massive WestWorld fan. I absolutely love the show (The original movie is on my must-see list). After watching Westworld, I thought about the very enticing idea of being in a fully immersive universe with robust, three dimensional characters – people with complex personalities, with hopes, dreams, fears and memories. People worth getting to know.
I wanted Painted World to be like that. I want to give you a world where you experience being part of another life, making choices, playing and exploring and all the time, as Ford says in Westworld, learning who you might be.
“They already know who they are. They‘re here because they want a glimpse of who they could be.” – Dr. Robert Ford #Westworld
We keep on writing. That’s what we do. That is how we are. Our Painted World story is growing, soon version 1 will be released, but the story will be continually added to and updated with new decisions, new paths and untold adventure.
Watch this space for more information on our upcoming app….