If you've been following MMOs in recent months, you've no doubt been inundated by the new story focus of the genre's upcoming AAA titles. Whether we're talking about Star Wars The Old Republic
, The Secret World
, or even TERA
, story has been the favored industry buzzword
for a while now.
, a new concept from Namaste Entertainment
that eschews the big boys' affinity for tacking single-player narratives onto a traditional MMO foundation in favor of player-generated content. Storybricks
is more tool than game at this point, and a new post at Kill Ten Rats sheds a bit of light on what makes the software unique. Ravious describes Storybricks
as an offshoot of tabletop roleplaying, and as such, a concept that linear gaming and conventional MMO fans may not embrace.
It's an interesting read, and it features commentary from developer Brian Green
and community manager Kelly Heckman
. You can read more about Storybricks
via Massively's hands-on impressions piece from this year's GenCon.