September 30th, 2011
Certainly a challenging theme: making a game is hard, and in addition telling a good story is even harder, and making a good game that tells a good story is super hard! But even so, there were a lot of really excellent game ideas this month!
Let’s see what these 18 games have to say:
Really brilliant idea, a sort of crowd sourced text adventure. You get both the fun of progressing through the story and creating parts of it yourself!
A very clever game where you can materialize words from the story into the game world to progress through. I would love to see this explored further!
Stylish game in which you explore a party and all the substories within!
A spooky platformer with good atmosphere and interesting trickling of story bits for you to enjoy.
A sort of interactive choose your own adventure about fishing, zombies, and disobeying your parents.
A very polished party game about making stories in various ways.
A twin stick shooter storybook mashup, the story and gameplay match and work together pretty well – sort of a playable storybook.
Play through a history book as a solider, you actions determining the story you read.
A game about a fox, a man, and the search for his wife.
Layout story elements on a grid and watch the action take place, has a neat journal feature for story recap.
Run, jump, shoot, find what you’re good at, get better at what you’re not.
A simple game that chronicles the sinking of a mighty ship with silly voice overs.
An online multiplayer strategy game with some story elements.
Click and read your way through a story about robots and ninjas.
A brief tale to begin with, and very familiar gameplay to follow, perhaps too familiar…
A game about almost dying at a concert it seems..but I was unable to play this (no android :( ).
More of a toy that generates stories based on elements you can pick.
Certainly a lot of story…but not sure how much game…