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Project New World : Interactive Fiction First Wave

First truly global, multicultural and interactive post-apocalyptic comic and novel

Project New World is a post-apocalyptic fictional universe that will unfold in different stages using unique transmedia storytelling elements. These will include novels, comic books/graphic novels, short films and website events.

We have 9 native writers from 8 different countries who will write their own countries’ stories. Readers can thus get privileged glimpses into the various cultures and characters around the globe. All of these stories will be unique but connected to each other within the framework of a main master plot.

Interactive Fiction – Games meets Novels(Graphic Novels)In this fictional universe readers and community will play a really important role. Because your decisions will shape the world and you will decide the future of the world.

Q:How will it work?

This won’t be “Choose your adventure” type pre-scripted interactive stories. In Project New World community can actively contribute to the storyline. There will be events throughout the month in our webpage, where you can vote for the direction of the plot. Those will not be simple pools but result with important changes in the story. The outcomes will directly shape the Project New World, since writers & illustrators will base their stories on these events’ results.

For example, a group of survivors in Rostov, Russia, finds an A-bomb. While moving the bomb, they are attacked by bandits. At this point, community can vote who gets away with the bomb, or whether it would explode during the fight, erasing the city from the map. In the next event, it could be about what they are doing with the bomb. While such interaction will make this a global experience, it could move the story away from predictability.

Q: What makes this project so unique?

This is the first truly global epic fiction ever. It is multi- and transmedia: there will be novels, comic book/graphic novels, illustrations, website events and short films. With these various storytelling techniques, we will create a new world from the perspective of different countries, cultures, characters, wherein you will find crossover events—organic, global, and truly immersive storytelling.

The countries in which these stories will be told are as followed;

  1. Brazil
  2. France
  3. India
  4. Japan
  5. Russia
  6. Turkey
  7. The United Kingdom
  8. The United States of America

(more countries will be added later. 9th country will be Australia)