Narrative Playground

Narrative Playground

is creating a home for interactive fiction and narrative games on WordPress

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patrons

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When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure stories and I even wrote my own. I grew up playing Beyond Zork and other text-based adventure games. A few years ago I discovered Fallen London and began to delve into StoryNexus and Twine. I wondered why EVERYONE wasn't creating interactive fiction. Now, I'm a teacher, and I use interactive fiction and narrative games in my classroom. I became inspired to create more for myself outside the classroom, and to share a platform where writers could easily create interactive fiction in a WordPress style environment.

I'm now building Narrative Playground: A home for interactive fiction and narrative games on WordPress. I'm offering to host the work of IF writers, and walk writers through the process of developing a narrative game or IF using the tools I use in my classroom. I'm also (deep breath) posting some creative writing of my own!

This Patreon is for readers and writers: For readers to support writers they love, and for writers who need a platform and maybe a little help getting it set up. If you're as excited by this journey as I am--if you love interactive fiction as a creator and a passionate fan--I hope you'll help me launch Narrative Playground!
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per creation
If you enjoy interactive fiction and/or narrative games, please consider joining as a Supporter at any level you can afford! Narrative Playground Supporters help us build an amazing, inclusive platform of writers and readers. You'll get a personal thank you and access to exclusive updates, previews, and interviews with writers about their work!
Founding Reader
$5 or more per creation
As a Founding Reader, you will receive a personal thank you message as well as access to updates, previews, and interviews with writers. You will also get free paid access to one of my personal IFs, so you can play through and get the complete experience from start to finish!
Voracious Reader
$9 or more per creation
If just one IF isn't enough for you, this tier will give you access to a premium account for each IF I produce for as long as you remain at this tier. Premium accounts mean you can play through the whole story and see all the little secrets that non-supporters will miss!
Librarian
$18 or more per creation only 90 left
Librarians will not only get paid access to all my IFs hosted at Narrative Playground, they will also be listed in the acknowledgements page of the website itself. I'll also create an easter egg or special item just for Librarians in each of my stories for you to uncover!
Creator
$26 or more per creation only 30 left
Join the Creator's Camp! Narrative Playground will be free to writers--in fact, it's my plan to pay YOU--but if you want to set up a Narrative Playground style WordPress-based narrative game or IF on your own site, I will host a special webinar to walk you through how to do just that. This will be invite-only, just to those who join the Creator's Camp. To make it possible for me to give all the one-on-one help I want to, I'm limiting this tier to 30 people.
Goals
$0 of $200 per creation
At this level I'll be able to pay myself back for my hosting costs for launching Narrative Playground and upgrade the website to a dedicated hosting plan. That will make it possible to share the space with other writers without slowing down the servers too immensely.
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When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure stories and I even wrote my own. I grew up playing Beyond Zork and other text-based adventure games. A few years ago I discovered Fallen London and began to delve into StoryNexus and Twine. I wondered why EVERYONE wasn't creating interactive fiction. Now, I'm a teacher, and I use interactive fiction and narrative games in my classroom. I became inspired to create more for myself outside the classroom, and to share a platform where writers could easily create interactive fiction in a WordPress style environment.

I'm now building Narrative Playground: A home for interactive fiction and narrative games on WordPress. I'm offering to host the work of IF writers, and walk writers through the process of developing a narrative game or IF using the tools I use in my classroom. I'm also (deep breath) posting some creative writing of my own!

This Patreon is for readers and writers: For readers to support writers they love, and for writers who need a platform and maybe a little help getting it set up. If you're as excited by this journey as I am--if you love interactive fiction as a creator and a passionate fan--I hope you'll help me launch Narrative Playground!

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per creation
If you enjoy interactive fiction and/or narrative games, please consider joining as a Supporter at any level you can afford! Narrative Playground Supporters help us build an amazing, inclusive platform of writers and readers. You'll get a personal thank you and access to exclusive updates, previews, and interviews with writers about their work!
Founding Reader
$5 or more per creation
As a Founding Reader, you will receive a personal thank you message as well as access to updates, previews, and interviews with writers. You will also get free paid access to one of my personal IFs, so you can play through and get the complete experience from start to finish!
Voracious Reader
$9 or more per creation
If just one IF isn't enough for you, this tier will give you access to a premium account for each IF I produce for as long as you remain at this tier. Premium accounts mean you can play through the whole story and see all the little secrets that non-supporters will miss!
Librarian
$18 or more per creation only 90 left
Librarians will not only get paid access to all my IFs hosted at Narrative Playground, they will also be listed in the acknowledgements page of the website itself. I'll also create an easter egg or special item just for Librarians in each of my stories for you to uncover!
Creator
$26 or more per creation only 30 left
Join the Creator's Camp! Narrative Playground will be free to writers--in fact, it's my plan to pay YOU--but if you want to set up a Narrative Playground style WordPress-based narrative game or IF on your own site, I will host a special webinar to walk you through how to do just that. This will be invite-only, just to those who join the Creator's Camp. To make it possible for me to give all the one-on-one help I want to, I'm limiting this tier to 30 people.