Calling all web-designers: How to make a choose-your-own-adventure site?
February 6, 2014 8:08 AM Subscribe
I've got an idea for a website I'd like to do - I want to create, together with my website visitors, a sort of "choose your own adventure." I would set up the story up to a point, then the people who visit the site could come up with ideas as to which way the story would go. The top three up voted choices become the next part of the adventure, which I then flesh out. I would update once a week; this just sprung into my head, and it sounds like a cool creative project for me to do. I also have a talented artist that would like to contribute. Unfortunately, I have no experience in web site design, and am lost as how to begin.
Please help me learn how to design a website so I could set up this kind of project! Details inside.
posted by CottonCandyCapers to Technology (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Let me give a simple example:
Trevor fell down into... ()
In the parentheses, maybe the three top up voted answers would be 'a cave', 'a parallel universe', and a 'ferret'. I would then come up with three separate story lines for each with them branching off again at the end, and maybe kill some story lines if they are getting out of hand. Please help this idea come to fruition!
Please help me understand the costs, time investment, etc it would take to get a running model up so that I can begin. I'm sure it will just be friends/family playing at first, but it would nice if the idea was to catch on over time. Any other advice would be much appreciated!