Creative Writing - Choose your own adventure - Fighting Fantasy - Boardgame
I am looking for a creative writer who can participate in a creative, organic and agile process of developing a Choose Your Own Adventure / Fighting Fantasy type of story and game. The idea is to first develop a story, then adapt it to a card-driven boardgame instead of a traditional Choose Your Own Adventure.
Initally, I am thinking four chapters with four distinct locations and environment.
The game may end up as an ipad game.
The game will be in a fantasy setting with magic. The player may be one of several classes and races. E.g fighter, mage, priest, dwarf, elf, human etc. Not decided yet. It should also be possible to adapt the game to multiplayer. So some generic way of creating encounters and choices should be used.
It is imperative that the game contain meaningful choices for the player and that there is tension and conflict throughout the story. Although, at some sections there should be time for resting and consolidation before the player choose the next path to go down. Horror or psychological/thriller themes are welcome, but how to incorporate that into player-driven story?
I am open for a lot of suggestions and you will be free to come up with totally new ideas. I will read your inputs, ask questions, ask for elaboration and reasoning, ask for plot ideas, ask for small bits of writing here and there to incorporate that into a bigger picture. The game will be card-driven, so you should be able to adapt longer stories or description into smaller pieces of text that will fit on a card.
So, to sum up. Your job will consist of the following:
1. provide story ideas, plot ideas, bigger picture, outlines
2. write character bible (classes, races, skills)
3. provide suggestions for technical game choices based on story elements
4. provide structure and gameplay suggestions
5. write story, descriptions
6. suggest ideas for illustrations, write text to give to illustrator
7. participate in meetings over skype (if needed). We will use Elance
This is just a private project and I am thinking that we can start out with a few tasks, take my feedback and we go from there. We will try having everything short and simple in the beginning and build up structure and flesh it out as we go.
I can pay hour for hour based on your estimation on tasks. I am expecting this to be sporadic work, something you can do in between other jobs when you have the time and feel creative/inspired to work on it.
Please provide hourly wage offer, references, other works you have done.
And, I would also like you to write an introductory text to the story, something that may set the whole setting for the story.
Based on this I will make a decision.