Take your story. Learn from the games industry. Make it interactive. Publish it and share.

This project

ELEVATE is the name of Lambeth Council’s mission to open up the creative and cultural sector to every young person in the borough. ELEVATE’s vision is for a future where everyone can benefit from a rich, dynamic and diverse cultural environment.

Game Anglia is a Community Interest Company whose mission it is to help grow the games industry, connecting young people and the industry, and providing the skills necessary to access and thrive in it. 

Through this Lambeth Council funded project, Game Anglia is working with industry experts to create an all-in-one interactive storytelling kit. 

You will be able to learn how to tell a story, get the skills to make it interactive, work on your own or with a team to create an interactive story as part of a game jam, and publish it in a gallery at the end of the project. 

The "One Page" Concept

This page is live. We will update it as the project progresses, until its end. At the end of the project, this page will contain the whole project: all the tutorials, all the recorded sessions, the game development kits and the games gallery with the games made by the participants

Project progress
Next step: Talks 60%

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The Team

Maz Hemming

Twine Kit Designer

Di McDonald

Twine Kit Designer

Tom Kail

Ink Kit Designer

Rianna Dearden

Charisma AI Kit Designer

Laura Dilloway

Lead Environment Artist
Speaker

Mark Ogilvie

Design Director
Speaker

Sam Machell

Artwriter
Speaker

Emily Godden

Creative Technologist
Speaker

Publishing a Game On Itch and Other Misdemeanours

18:00 - 19:00

Sam Machell's talk will go through Sand Gardiners's experience with publishing games on the Itch.io platform. Join the event on Eventbrite.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Feedback

18:00 - 19:00

Game developers Mark Ogilvie and Laura Dilloway will show you how they go about giving and receiving feedback for their games. Learn from them by joining the event on Eventbrite.

Telling an Interactive Story

18:00 - 19:00

Emily Godden will take you through an interactive workshop and show you how to tell an interactive story! Join the Event on Eventbrite.

Interactive Storytelling in a Games Studio - Salix Games

18:00 - 19:00

Jessica Saunders of Salix Games will tell us more about how a games studio uses the medium of interactive storytelling and take questions. Join the Event on Eventbrite.

Kits launch!

Launch of the storytelling kits. From here on out, you will be able to download and use them to make games, forever!

Talks about the kits

A yet-to-be-announced series of talks introducing each of the kits to help you get ahead in the Story Jam!

Story Jam

On your own, or together with a team, make an interactive story using the kits. Submit it by the 21st of December on the soon-to-be-announced Itch.io page!

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Skills you will gain

Tell a story

This is it, first and foremost. You will learn the ins and outs of telling a story and captivating your audience. All, with a focus on interactivity.

Play and give feedback

Express your ideas and improve your communication skills. It’s important to give and receive meaningful feedback. 

Add interactivity

You don’t need to be a programmer to make an interactive story. On this page, you will have access to templates you can use to make your own interactive stories. If you want to add more logic and delve into programming, our community will support you with advice and resources. 

The Plan

Webinars

We will be holding 4 webinars to help you take the best from our network of professionals. With themes such as “How to Tell a Story”, “How to Use Tech to Make Your Story Interactive”, “How to Publish Your Game” and “How to Play Someone Else’s Game and Give Feedback”, the webinars will be all you need to make your story interactive.

Digital Community

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join our digital community – The Game Anglia Network – on Discord. It’s a community of 200+ game students and developers who help each other, share opportunities and best practices. And that’s where we will coordinate for the Story Jam at the end. 

Game-making kit

Anyone who wants to make an interactive story should be able to – and we will make sure of it. Our experts are putting together a number of game development kits – download-and-make – to allow you to make your story interactive. More details coming soon. 

The Story Jam

The culmination of this project will be a weekend story jam. Set for mid-December, every participant will use the knowledge they will have gained – from the workshops, from the community and from interacting with the game development kits – to make a game. 

We will support you along the way – our team has been organising similar game jams for over 5 years. This will be your chance to put everything into practice and make your story shine. 

All the stories will be collated into a digital archive on the itch.io website for folks to see, play and share, and the best interactive stories made will be awarded. 

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