Interview with Barry Nugent of “Unseen Shadows”

Interview with Barry Nugent of “Unseen Shadows”

In this far-reaching interview with Barry Nugent, founder of Unseen Shadows, Ltd and creator of the “Fallen Heroes” world, Barry shares his experiences producing an independent, transmedia project, including the challenges of working in so many different mediums and the rewards of collaborating on a large (and growing) team of creatives.   I’m not sure…

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Interview with Barry Nugent of “Unseen Shadows”

February 19, 2014
Interview with Barry Nugent of “Unseen Shadows”

In this far-reaching interview with Barry Nugent, founder of Unseen Shadows, Ltd and creator of the “Fallen Heroes” world, Barry shares his experiences producing an independent, transmedia project, including the challenges of working in so many different mediums and the rewards of collaborating on a…

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“The Drifting Isle Chronicles” – Update #3

January 22, 2014
“The Drifting Isle Chronicles” – Update #3

In the months since I last connected with Joseph Lewis, he and the rest of The Drifting Isle Chronicles team have been very, very busy. In this update, Joe shares his thoughts on the launch of the collaborative project, how fans can contribute to the…

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Interview with Yomi Ayeni of Clockwork Watch

December 13, 2013
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This interview with “Clockwork Watch” founder and visionary Yomi Ayeni is making its appearance just in time for the year-end holidays! What were the influencing factors and/or your motivation for deciding to explore collaborative world building and storytelling? I dabbled with collaborative world building when…

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Interview with Gareth Skarka of “Far West”

December 12, 2012
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In this interview, Gareth Skarka reveals the years-long pre-launch journey for “Far West,” describes the moment of inspiration for the world, and shares how his transmedia and collaborative vision for “Far West” influenced his worldbuilding approach.     Not only did you know “Far West”…

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“The Drifting Isle Chronicles” – Update #2

November 7, 2012
“The Drifting Isle Chronicles” – Update #2

This is the second update from Joseph Lewis, chief instigator of the collaborative project, “The Drifting Isle Chronicles.” We first heard from Joe when he was introducing the project, which he updated earlier this year. We have since heard from some of the other collaborators on the…

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Interview with “Drifting Isle Chronicles” Collaborator MeiLin Miranda

September 7, 2012
Interview with “Drifting Isle Chronicles” Collaborator MeiLin Miranda

This is the fifth in a series of interviews regarding “The Drifting Isle Chronicles” shared world project. In this interview, we meet another of the collaborating authors, MeiLin Miranda, who shares her thoughts on DRM, collaborative worldbuilding, and something called an “angler bug.”    …

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The Experiment Begins: REFORM SCHOOL NINJA GIRLS

August 8, 2012
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Shared Story Worlds and transmedia projects are still searching for the big success story. The DINO-PIRATES OF NINJA ISLAND setting is joining that search. How can we build sustainable businesses on top of open content? This setting has been licensed under Creative Commons for years…

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Open Settings, Closed Stories, and Creative Commons

June 7, 2012
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The following is a guest post from Corey Reid, creator of the Dino-Pirates of Ninja Island shared story world. In this post, Corey talks about the benefits of combining an open world setting with traditional, linear  stories and why (and how!) he’s using Creative Commons…

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The Drifting Isle Chronicles

January 15, 2014
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Crafted by a team of writers, “The Drifting Isle Chronicles” is a world blending “the mechanical wizardry of steampunk with the classic magic and mystery of epic fantasy.” After launching an initial set of novels in 2013, the team turned the project in a true shared…

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Clockwork Watch

January 24, 2013
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The Clockwork Servant, if used correctly, could provide our nation with an enormous amount of power. Like any kind of power, however, it must be dealt with wisely, and it must not fall into the wrong hands. I have every trust that Her Majesty will…

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Far West

December 5, 2012
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  From the Far West website: Western. Wuxia. WILD. Imagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather one based on the tropes of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well. A fantasy…

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Beckinfield

February 28, 2012
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It began as a simple class project. The students of Beckinfield High School asked citizens to record video diaries. Their goal was to share small-town life through the eyes of its residents. The townsfolk took to this right away, uploading self-recorded video glimpses into their…

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Empire State (Worldbuilder)

February 21, 2012
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It was the last great science hero fight, but the energy blast ripped a hole in reality, and birthed the Empire State – a young, twisted parallel prohibition-era New York. When the rift starts to close, both worlds are threatened, and both must fight for…

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Orion’s Arm Universe

December 21, 2011
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Welcome to Orion’s Arm, a scenario set thousands of years in the future where civilization spans the stars. Godlike ascended intelligences rule vast interstellar empires, and lesser factions seek to carve out their own dominions through intrigue and conquest. And out beyond the edge of…

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Grantville Gazette

September 16, 2011
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A bi-monthly anthology of fan-written fiction set in the 1632 universe created by Eric Flint. Based on the “1632” novel written by Flint and expanded on over a series of additional novels, the Grantville Gazette emerged as a result of the amount and quality of…

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The Hunted

June 10, 2011
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We are The Hunted – survivors of vampire attacks who have banded together to protect ourselves from becoming cattle.  Like sharks in a feeding frenzy, they are drawn to those who have been bitten, and will continue to drain us until we become one of them.  They have…

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