As part of the 2014 Platform X Initiative, the Australian Writers’ Guild in partnership with Storycode Sydney, presents an exciting opportunity for Australian writers keen to expand their skills in the growth areas of interactive multiplatform storytelling and narrative gaming.
A select group of five writers will be chosen for a place in a one-day intensive story lab to develop their ideas into coherent, focused, effective pitch presentations and short documents to take forward for further development. At the end of the lab, each participant will have a pitch, a succinct and compelling concept synopsis, a plan for next steps and developed ideas for concept art.
The lab will be run by experienced digital media practitioners Mike Jones, Ester Harding and Troy Bellchambers, joined by illustrator and production designer Alan Chen.
The lab will be held in Sydney on Thursday 27 November 2014, and will culminate in a special Storycode event where participants will present their projects to a diverse audience of designers, technologists, producers and writers.
The initiative is open nationally and interstate winners are encouraged to apply to their state funding body for travel funding.
What We’re Looking For:
Exciting and dramatically engaging storyworlds that have the potential to manifest across old, new and interactive platforms. A narrative concept that is a story engine—one that can drive experiences beyond a single plot or a single platform and which encapsulates a clear role for the audience to participate or play. Creators with a strong sense of audience, engagement and genre and projects that will compel an audience to immerse themselves and become active within a rich experience.
For more information, submission guidelines, practitioner profiles and application form visit:
Deadline for entries is Monday 20 October 2014.