November, for those of you unfamiliar with the concept, is National Novel Writing Month and host to an annual challenge
-- write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It's a tall order that not everyone can manage, but the Fallen Earth
development team contains at least one hopeful. Director of Content Development Wes Platt
is working on his novel, and he's looking to the game's players to help make it a collaborative effort
every step of the way.
With an official thread on the forums
, Platt is both posting his progress as he goes and taking suggestions from players as to where the story should head next. He also has posted his NaNoWriMo profile page
so that players also taking part in the contest can track his progress and cheer him along. Fallen Earth
fans would do well to take part in the crafting of the story
-- it's not just the first novel for the game, but a novel written in a month's time.