The Night is Long (An audience- written interactive TWDG story)
Welcome to a stupid little idea that I had that has most definitely been attempted many times already. Basically, the concept for "The Night is Long" is that it is supposed to be a finish the story type game that takes place in the TWDG comics universe (You really don't need to read the comics for backdrop- the Telltale series takes place in that universe. The only thing you really need to know is that the apocalypse takes place in 2003) in which the story only spans a single night- from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM- 12 hours. Here is how it will work:
- I will begin the story. From there, another person will continue that same story, then the next, and so- on.
- The goal is for me to only have to begin the story- I don't intend on writing the whole thing myself. If no progress is made in the span of two real- world days, I will update it.
- Each continuation should be no longer than six sentences long. It has to be an actual paragraph style format, not just bullet points.
At the start of each paragraph, the new "author" should update the readers on the time. You don't have to tie the character finding out the time in each paragraph, just format it like this:
(Time (ex: 6:56 PM))
Try your best to use correct grammar and punctuation, but I'm no English reader. Just make sure the readers will be able to understand it.
- Don't add in an OC in EVERY NEW PARAGRAPH. You are allowed to add in an OC, but don't let the introduction of new characters get too repetitive.
- You are not allowed to continue the story twice in a row. You must wait until at least one other person has gone or two days have passed.
- Only add in characters from the game or comic if they make sense. I.E. If an author has decided they story takes place in Nebraska two days into the apocalypse, Clementine can't just "show up" out of nowhere.
- That being said, you can still have references or connections to that universe, like if you want to make a character a sibling or mention a certain location.
- If three people in a row decide a paragraph doesn't make sense and completely destroys a story, that paragraph is excerpted from the story.
Okay, the first post should be down below. Feel free to continue as you please.