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Feb 20, 2014 | 9:07 PM EST
  • Daily Feature February 22, 2014

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iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/storyshift/id805368605
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evildogproductions.storyshift
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Evil-Dog-Productions-StoryShift/dp/B00I1BUUCS

StoryShift is a community-driven storytelling platform where you can read stories and comics and vote on what should happen next. It's not a usual flash game, is it even a game? but we dearly welcome your participation in this global storytelling experience, so start voting on our awesome stories and comics!

Every story goes through a cycle:
- The author makes a chapter ending with a choice for the community.
- There's a voting period of typically a week.
- Based on the majority decision by the community, the author works on the next chapter.
- The new chapter is released and again, ends with a choice for the community.
- The cycle goes on.

By being active in StoryShift, you will gain voting power and your votes will have more weight.
So join now and start choosing where you want the stories to go. You will find a lot of talent in these written stories and comics.

Please share it with everyone you know :D

If you're a writer or comic artist and interested in dedicating some of your time to episodic and community-driven chapters, contact me! :)

Reviews


Arbiter3Arbiter3

Rated 5 / 5 stars 1 month ago

I've only one request for this: find a way to create a comment section for each story.


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Evil-Dog responds:

yeah the comment system is coming, it's gonna be per page too


GamedzinerGamedziner

Rated 5 / 5 stars 1 month ago

The stories are great, but sure are slow! Perhaps there can be some series with shorter chapters, but less delay between chapters? Just an idea.
Also, I'm starting to see that there are enough stories to justify a search bar for them... Would that be a problem to implement? Possibly a favorite story button? Also... Perhaps an area (separately labeled to avoid confusion) for less talented authors who can't/won't make it go on forever would attract more authors? The idea of StoryShift is amazing, and I'm quite glad to see this!

Anyways, the stories seem to be VERY well written , especially for a flash game. To sum it up:

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•The stories are masterpieces!

•They leave you wanting MORE, like when you've finished the first book in a good series and you await the release of the second.

•The entire system makes all of the stories much more dynamic, where the reader can influence exactly what path the story takes.

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•There is a seemingly small amount of stories (but just enough to make finding any particular one a burden), especially when you look at an individual genre on it's own.

•The stories have a slow progression.

Ideas for improvement:

•Adding an option for less skilled authors who won't/can't stay dedicated to their works to still do it, with readers forewarned that it might not stay active forever.

•A search bar and/or favorite stories system for easy access to one's favorite stories.

•Adding some stories that are shorter in chapter length, but come out more frequently as a result.

My final rating for this game is a 5/5 and 10/10! Of course, some things can be improved, but it's an amazing system that can bring in readers of all genres, and make the entire text be more dynamic!


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Evil-Dog responds:

Thanks for the feedback, the way it works is that I work with writers awesomely willing to keep up with the updates so I can't really force them to writer at a faster pace, they work at their pace :) It can be hard to make small chapters, without making the story progress a bit.
Yeah favorites, search bar, "amateur" story section, are all in the todolist. The next thing coming though is the comment system :)

We'll keep improving :) Thanks for the nice feedback.


Newfallout1213Newfallout1213

Rated 5 / 5 stars 1 month ago

this is a great way to make kids read im 14 and I dont read much this changes thing in the future maybe I will be a writer


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Evil-Dog responds:

That's awesome to hear! Keep reading :D


luna95luna95

Rated 5 / 5 stars 1 month ago

Well I found this game soon after it came to Newgrounds and I keep coming back to check on my favorite stories. In my book that means this is a success. I love how my decisions can influence an entire story and it seems like the authors might enjoy the challenge of it as well. I also love the originality of it and the diversity of the story selection.
I give you 5 stars because as the game is now, it's pretty perfect. With the small selection of stories it's easy to find the one I'm looking for, but if it grows (and I'm hoping it does) then I think a search bar would come in handy.


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Evil-Dog responds:

yeah favorites would be nice too when there's more stories.


AzureStormAzureStorm

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 16, 2014

I find this game to be really interesting, and a great platform for reading many different styles from many different artists, with an innovative idea on how to develop them, although some of the only issues i have are that the stories take a little too long to be updated, and there could be a little more variety in the genres of stories, but overall, this is an icredible game and hope to see more of creative ideas such as this one from you.


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Evil-Dog responds:

Yeah well nothing to be done about that, I can't force the writers to write faster :)
For variety we'll need more talented writers but that's hard to find, most candidates are obviously gonna drop their story later on, I really need people who obviously love writing and who will continue at their slow pace even when they get busy