I’ve talked about Storybricks on some Breaks a few times now, and while I’ve thought it was a pretty cool concept I’ve been a little skeptical about how well it would work. The video demos made it look pretty easy, but you never know until you get in and try.
I got to try last night.
Storybricks has launched an in-browser demo of the tool for people to try out. This version will allow you to not only play a pre-created scenario from the Storybricks team but also create your own scenarios or play some created by other people.
Tip: When you go into the game you can press esc for the menu and select “Exit Story” to begin creating on your own.
It’s most likely that because Storybricks recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the rest of the project — and due to the nature of the project — they have decided to share this online version to demonstrate to backers what they will be funding.
Honestly, it’s a smart idea. It gives people a taste of what they’re buying into and demonstrates how far along the project is already. It also kind of helps fight against that worry that there is really nothing more than pictures and good video behind a project.
If any of you haven’t tried this out already, hit the link above and then tell us what you think of it. I only dabbled with it last night, just enough to figure out how to do some things, but for a browser based demo, I thought it was pretty cool.