5 Reasons to use Stornaway to create interactive stories & games
Reason 1: You focus on the creative, Stornaway will do the tech
“Stornaway is a brilliant company for all ingenues in the immersive story game making business – guiding you through the process from initial script to delivery. All technical and programming issues are taken care of – so you can concentrate on the creative side of things.” – Lily Sykes, Director of P(a)innochio, Staatstheater Kassel, Germany
Stornaway was founded and created by people who have worked in the production industry. When trying to create an interactive project of their own, no system available was supporting them in the right way.
So they created Stornaway. A tool that allows you to map out your stories and games, to truly visualise your non-linear story in a way that allows you to make sense of all of the various pathways and options.
They made a platform that works with you so that you are free to immerse yourself in creative storytelling.
Reason 2: From idea creation through to final export – map out large interactive journeys and bring them come to life
“The software was easy to navigate and incredibly useful for me as a writer to have at hand. It made it easy to understand how the film would unfold in its interactive form and to communicate with the creative team” – Tyrell Williams, BAFTA Elevate writer/director
When setting out to make an interactive story or game, the first challenge is how you map out your idea. Putting pen to paper and trying to join the expansive story together, it can be easy to get lost!
We’ve tried wall maps with string, floor maps with arrows … eventually, it all becomes too confusing.
With Stornaway, you can clearly map out your idea from initial conception through to final export. Using our patented island system, you – your audience and collaborators – won’t get lost.
Reason 3: Make your viewer’s journey unique with Stornaway’s effective game logic features
The Stornaway game logic features let you create alternative paths for viewers, depending on what they have seen before.
Stornaway.io lets you craft interactive video stories that your audience will want to replay again and again – to see different choices and perspectives, unlock secrets and follow their interests.
Check out our short tutorial video and learn how to use our game features.
Reason 4: Collaborate and playtest your interactive stories and games. Every step of the way
The island system makes light work of the organising of thoughts, you can share the project with as many collaborators as you want so multiple parties can work on a story at one time and the uploading of film material and exporting for web player is idiot-proof. Best of all, you can play through your story throughout the process to make sure links between stories are working, which saves a huge amount of time in the filming and editing process. A truly groundbreaking tool for exploring a gateway between theatre and film.” – Lily Sykes, Director of P(a)innochio, Staatstheater Kassel, Germany
Stornaway was made to be completely user-friendly and intuitive. Anyone in any company can learn how to use the platform and create interactive videos within minutes. The collaboration feature lets you share privately with your team, production company or distributors for review and feedback.
The platform is controlled by you. Simply clicking Play will allow you to immediately playtest. Even before you have any video to upload, Stornaway.io will let you play whatever you’ve planned out, using placeholder videos, images or even text.
This previz is one of Stornaway’s most powerful features: no more waiting to the end to see how your project plays, when it’s too late to change it. You’ll instantly be able to feel how your audience will experience it.
Reason 5: The data you need – Stornaway Analytics
“You have a seriously impressive piece of software that will clearly save many hours of headaches!” – Writer/Director, UK/US drama series
Numbers mean everything when you release a big project. How many people have watched it? How long did they watch it? With interactive films or games, you may want to know what paths were the most popular. Did anyone find that secret easter egg?
The Stornaway analytics feature allows you to immediately quickly access all of this key information. So that you and your teams can quickly see how engaged your audience is.