Author Archives: Bill Maya

The Paradox of Choice – TED

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Storytron Winter 2018 Update

TL;DR — SWAT v1.1 released, new “old” storyworld repository available, Storytron Patreon created SWAT version 1.1 In the five months since the StoryWorld Authoring Toolkit (SWAT) was open sourced there has been progress. Version 1.1 of the software is available here with these … Continue reading

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Stan Lee – ‘Nuff Said

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Boardgames I Own

I finally finished staining the bookcase I bought and brought it up to my home office and put all the boardgames that I own in it. 85 to 90 games in all spanning every decade since the 1970’s. I estimate … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Storytron

TL;DR – The Storytron SWAT source code is online at www.storytron.org. Storytron was Chris Crawford‘s attempt at commercializing his thoughts and ideas about Storytronic interactive storytelling, built off of his work with the Erasmatron. After Chris retired from actively working on … Continue reading

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StoryCalc: Next Steps

TL;DR: StoryCalc is dead, long live StoryCalc. In StoryCalc: A New Hope I wrote about developing an open source, extensible platform for interactive storytelling based on Chris Crawford’s Storytronic principles. I didn’t have much more beyond that when I wrote … Continue reading

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What is Storytronics?

You can divide Chris Crawford’s interactive storytelling work over the past twenty-seven years into two categories — Storytronics and Storytron. Storytronics is a collection of principles that outline what Chris’ version of interactive storytelling is. Storytron is Chris’ attempts to create tools … Continue reading

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A Short Animated Explanation of Stoicism

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Falcon Heavy Booster Landing

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What is Interactive Storytelling?

Interactive storytelling is a form of entertainment that uses the computer as a medium to allow players to create and influence a nascent storyline through small, relevant, dramatic actions. The primary focus of a storyworld should be on character interactions … Continue reading

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