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Posts tagged “Storyteller”

Awwww: Storyteller Development Put On Hold

Storyteller is a rather novel thing, both in that it's unlike pretty much any other game and that it offers very convenient opportunities for wordplay. The comic-book-esque mini-story creation puzzler has been in development for quite some time, and each peek offered by developer Daniel Benmergui has only increased the flow of questionable liquid from my slavering chops. I wants it, precious. I wants it.…

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A Reminder: You Should Be Quite Excited About Storyteller

Games and storytelling have never exactly been the most natural of bedfellows - what with our medium's love of frequent, control-arresting cut-scenes and exposition-heavy codexes, among other things. But Storyteller creator Daniel Benmergui's making it look easy in a way that will hopefully elicit a rhythmic chorus of face-palms and "oh, duhs" from developers the world over: by keeping things simple. In short, the idea…

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Feature: GDC 2012 Gems

The Bleeding Edge: Experimental Gameplay Workshop

One of the annual highlights of GDC is the Experimental Gameplay Workshop (EGW). Although not a workshop, and featuring the nonsense word "gameplay" in its title, it's an excellent afternoon of developers showing a big crowd some of their more esoteric ideas. I've never been in a room where excellent game mechanics receive a delighted round of applause before. Below is a summary of what…

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Feature: Ludomancy does the chat

IGF Factor 2012: Storyteller

Today in our series of interviews with (almost) all the finalists in this year's Independent Games Festival, it's the turn of DIY narrative-building game Storyteller, from the creator of lovely curios Today I Die and I Wish I Were The Moon. Storyteller is nominated for the Nuovo award. Here, Ludomancy's Daniel Benmergui talks Argentine game dev, how Storyteller creates a unique comic based upon your…

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