CORE MICRO is a hybrid roleplaying game engine: it uses traditional RPG concepts & narrativist techniques for character-driven emergent story. The design focuses on simplicity, speed, and improvization. Everything is on the same scale. All actions use a single Yes/No/And/But mechanic. Results are narratively interpreted. And it was built to be hacked. Explore the Worlds
Fictioneers are designers, facilitators and explorers of collaborative fictional spaces, otherwise known as “Roleplaying Games” and “Storygames.” Fictioneers.net is a directory of the games they play, and conversations about the things they do. In addition to its massive database of indie games, the site has been expanded to include an advanced Forum for the discussion
Check out this unique way to present text-based or graphical content. Perfect for brochures or promotional slideshows, even web comics and galleries! Looks great on anything from phones to desktops. Want one? Let’s talk! http://asifproductions.com/reveal/
Take a tour of the UbiquiCity anthology in this dynamic slideshow.
As If Productions (AIP) is the studio of writer, publisher, game designer & programmer Tod Foley, specializing in game design, web development and interactive systems. Founded in 1991, AIP has developed immersive websites, virtual worlds, roleplaying games, CD-ROM games, viral marketing and live promotional events for clients including Comedy Central, 20th Century Fox Films, Sony/Epic
I was recently a guest on “Fictoplasm” with Ralph Lovegrove and Becky Annison – an excellent podcast which takes a look at great works of fiction, and examines them from the point of view of game design. For example: How would you build a game out of Jeff VanderMeer’s mind-blowing novel “Annihilation” (first book in
I wrote the parts of this book that dealt with EMBED and OBJECT tags, teaching people how to bring this great new thing called Multimedia into their web pages. The subtitle is “Wiring Your Site for Sound and Action”. “Readers learn how to create exciting, stunning Web pages by adding full-motion video, animation, sounds, music,
Tod Foley created the Game Mechanics, Puzzle Designs and Mechanical Scripting methodology for this young adults edutainment/adventure CD-ROM game developed by the Judson Rosebush Company, published by Times Mirror Magazines and included in the Smithsonian’s “Ocean Planet” exhibit. Ocean Voyager won the Silver Medal at a 1995 Interactive Multimedia Competition run by the Smithsonian Institute.
A sample location from the unpublished “Doomsday” CD-ROM game, in a custom script format designed by Tod Foley. Written for Amazing Media, April 1995.
Mediatrix is a LARP presented for the Interactive Fiction SIG of the International Interactive Communications Society in 1994; an allegorical head-trip to a satirical scenario of our internetworked multimedia future. Participants role-play the mighty officers of international industries, wielding globe-spanning power in a warped world of politics, programming, and propaganda (oh yeah — did we