Three cities working together to create one EPIC piece of Interactive Fiction about the North. In 2015, young people from libraries in Wigan, Burnley and Hull will work collaboratively to create a text adventure game, which will be released online for the world to enjoy.
The three cities will each send a representative to choose a genre, and then separately explore their area through a combination of DIY cartography and map making to plot and create an alternative world. Through further workshops of narrative building, the stories will be fleshed out and will be collected into a saga.
Three summits with representatives from each city will come to intertwine the story – with the final output as a text adventure game, with supporting materials ie Artefakes. These artefakes supplement the stories, bringing to life the fictional alternative world the Young People create. Artefakes can include maps, tokens, songs, mottos, house banners, recipes and others, and will tour the libraries in a traveling exhibition.
Text Adventure Time is part of Networked Narrative, a two year collaborative project made up of four main partners: FACT, WLCT, Lancashire County Council and Hull Libraries together with smaller partners from each region. Re-Dock are excited to lead the online digital art commission – Text Adventure Time.