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:
Tale of Tales, by Alejandro Adrian Iglesias
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!
Story Hero!, by Drum
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!
The Rudest Fucking Party Guest, by Allen
Stylish game in which you explore a party and all the substories within!
Redeye, by Andrew
A spooky platformer with good atmosphere and interesting trickling of story bits for you to enjoy.
The Fifth Zombie, by Steve Gargolinski
A sort of interactive choose your own adventure about fishing, zombies, and disobeying your parents.
Trout!, by Fernando Ramallo
A very polished party game about making stories in various ways.
Invasion, by Vamsi Krishna. Veligatla
A twin stick shooter storybook mashup, the story and gameplay match and work together pretty well – sort of a playable storybook.
Memoirs, by Jeremy Kang
Play through a history book as a solider, you actions determining the story you read.
The Lonely Man, by Will
A game about a fox, a man, and the search for his wife.
Intimate Stories, by Tembac
Layout story elements on a grid and watch the action take place, has a neat journal feature for story recap.
The Jack of all Trades, by Rahil Patel
Run, jump, shoot, find what you’re good at, get better at what you’re not.
The Tragic Tale of the S.S. Orca, by Breakdance McFunkypants
A simple game that chronicles the sinking of a mighty ship with silly voice overs.
OMGMMORPGRTS, by Steve Bushman
An online multiplayer strategy game with some story elements.
Cardwood, by Vazor222
Click and read your way through a story about robots and ninjas.
Harap-Alb, by Timotei
A brief tale to begin with, and very familiar gameplay to follow, perhaps too familiar…
ThatTimeIAlmostDiedAtAConcert, by Aaron Oldenburg
A game about almost dying at a concert it seems..but I was unable to play this (no android :( ).
One Million Hero Stories, by Hardnheavy
More of a toy that generates stories based on elements you can pick.
Melville, by David Fox
Certainly a lot of story…but not sure how much game…