Take your story.
Learn from the games industry.
Make it interactive.
Publish it and share.
We are Game Anglia, a Community Interest Company. We connect young people to the games industry and share the skills necessary to access and thrive in it. With ELEVATE and industry experts we’ve created an all-in-one interactive storytelling kit.
This website started part of ELEVATE. ELEVATE is Lambeth’s mission to open up the creative and cultural sector to every young person in the borough.
If you want to make your own interactive narrative adventure, follow the timeline below!
Sam Machell's talk will go through Sand Gardiners's experience with publishing games on the Itch.io platform. Watch the video on YouTube.
Game developers Mark Ogilvie and Laura Dilloway will show you how they go about giving and receiving feedback for their games. Watch the video on YouTube.
In this ELEVATE by Game Anglia talk, Samantha Webb and Olivia Wood will talk to us about the skills needed to write for a game, and how to get started when you want a career in narrative game writing. Watch the video on YouTube.
Mark Backler of Sketchbook Games will tell us more about how a games studio uses the medium of interactive storytelling and take questions. Watch the video on YouTube.
Learn to use the Twine ELEVATE kit with Maz Hemming and Di McDonald. Watch the video on YouTube.
Learn to use the Twine ELEVATE kit with Lead Writer Rianna Dearden. Watch the video on YouTube
Learn to use the Ink ELEVATE kit with Senior Developer and Designer Tom Kail. Watch the video on YouTube.
Learn to use the Microsoft MakeCode Arcade ELEVATE kit with Chris Filip. Watch the video on YouTube
Check out the 8 games made in 48 hours using the ELEVATE kits for the Story Jam: https://itch.io/jam/elevate-story-jam/entries
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.
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.
Joint winner of the 2021 Story Jam, Prisms is a dazzling narrative adventure made using the Ink Kit. Its story would be spoiled if we were to tell you more, so it’s just one of those games where you need to play it in order to properly experience it.
A game made using the Charisma AI kit, Opportunities is a gift made for a lecturer who always puts their students first. It uses a host of Charisma AI features such as emotion changes and the character creator to bring its characters to life.
Card Crash is a sibling rivalry and redemption story taking place in the Charisma AI app. Developed using the Charisma AI kit, it uses bespoke artwork to tell its story from start to finish.
Ready Play Game uses the MakeCode Arcade kit to create a non-combat dungeon-crawling adventure. Very much a puzzle game at its core, the game has you trawling catacombs to find a hidden chest.
A Gift Full of Lovers is a narrative game made using the Ink kit, which tells the story of a couple. It’s a nicely told branching storyline that has been made as a gift for one of the partners.