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What is Storium?

Storium turns creative writing into an online multiplayer game. Using familiar concepts inspired by tabletop, card, and video games, it uses the power of play to help writers of all ages and skill-levels unlock their creativity by telling stories together, collaboratively.

Storium is Web-based, works on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and is free to play. Paid members get unlimited access to all Storium features and also help support our efforts to make the game even better. To date, Storium players have collectively written over 94 million words.

Why?

At Storium, our goal is to help people express themselves creatively and grow their confidence as writers. We believe that storytelling is the universal human creative ability, and that telling stories makes the world a better and more empathetic place.

Our Kickstarter

In May of 2014 we completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the public launch of Storium. The response was remarkable: we reached our initial funding goal in the first 24 hours and ultimately raised ten times the amount we had hoped for, with the help of nearly 6,700 backers.

Our campaign also funded content written by industry-leading game designers and award-winning novelists, including winners of the Emmy, Hugo, Campbell, Nebula, Clarke, Stoker, Phillip K. Dick and many other awards. You can find a complete list of them in our library of Kickstarter-funded worlds.

Can I talk to someone?

Sure, please email us at press@storium.com with any requests for interviews or further information.

Coverage

Beyond The TropeInterview with Stephen Hood of Storium
SF SignalAn Interview with Stephen Hood on the Launch of Storium
TelereadStorium storytelling game launches for public view
OZYCould These Video Games Win A Pulitzer Prize?
New ScientistStorytelling beats action in new games
USgamerStories with Friends: How Silicon Valley Wizards and Best­selling Authors Joined Forces to Create Storium
Boing BoingKickstarting Storium: turn writing into a multiplayer game
JoystiqThe Internet is your storytelling campfire in Storium
The EscapistStorium Will Change the Way You Write Online
io9Some Of Our Favorite Authors Helped Build This Online Storytelling Game
The Mary SueAttention All Roleplayers, Fanfic Authors, And Simmers: Drop What You Are Doing And Play Storium
Rock, Paper, ShotgunFirst Look: Storium — The Online Storytelling Game
GeekmomTelling A Tale With Storium
SF SignalInterview with Stephen Hood, creator of Storium
Book RiotThe Book Riot Podcast #48 (starts at 15m 30s)
Indie Game MagazineStorium: A Revolution In Story Crafting
Gamer XP MagazineStorium: Bringing the Oldest Tradition to a New Medium, and Telling Tales with Storium: Interview With Stephen Hood
Kill ScreenStorium Transforms The Internet Into A Forum For Storytelling

Who’s involved?

Storium is being developed by Protagonist Labs, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay area with staff located across the US. We believe that technology can help unlock human creativity, and Storium is our effort to do just that. Between us we have many years of experience spanning startups, engineering, product design, game design, writing, art direction, and more.

You can read more on our Team page.