Resetting Reset – Call for submissions for Reset: Expanded Edition
Deadline: Feb 2nd, 2013
(I have to put a deadline on this because classes will be starting and I want to be able to get this all done)
First off, I’m glad so many people enjoyed Reset!
One of the things I heard most was that it was too linear. Mea culpa, I was working within the time constraints of the Big Chaos Twine Jam so I made the choice to limit how far the story could branch. After all, I had a very particular story I wanted to tell, and finding clever ways to branch and then still reach that ending isn’t a trivial task! After all, one of the best things about Twine is its accessibility for people with limited spoons (or another metaphor of choice).
That’s where you come in.
There were breadcrumbs of subplots scattered throughout the game. I want you to pick one and develop it further, and submit your work for inclusion in Reset: Expanded Edition.
1) Download the source.
2) Choose one of these three nodes as branch points: “your apartment”, “wrong”, or “turtles 2”.
- turtles 2: If you choose this node, you are going to write an alternate loop. Essentially, this means the player will play through an entirely new loop designed by you that will in turn lead to “recurring”, closing the loop and continuing to the ending. The first node in your submission will be where a link in “turtles 2” (that I will add, don’t worry about this) lands.
- your apartment: If you choose this node, rather than following the Alison breadcrumb, choose one of the other breadcrumbs and take the plot that way. Your first node in your submission should be where you land after clicking a link from your apartment to your first node.
- wrong: Branching from here means allowing the player to refuse Alison entirely. Your first node will be reached by a link in “wrong” that provides an alternative to the forced acceptance.
3) You must end on “Turtles all the way down” in some form, whether kink or not, in order to kick out of the loop you’ve created.
4) Do not modify any of the existing nodes. Instead, create your nodes below the existing nodemap.
5) You do not need to worry about scripting anything fancy, but you may if you wish. If you have something minor that you can’t figure out, feel free to simply include an explanation of what you think the code should do.
6) Style Guidelines: Italics are reserved for first person memories and communications with and via headware. Communication follows the format //[ message ]//. Use single brackets, double brackets will create links and we don’t want that.
7) I encourage you to expand beyond the realm of kink.
I reserve the right to make edits as needed to ensure the story flows and is able to be completed.
Completed submissions can be sent to AUTUMN (at) LIFEINNEON.COM
<3 Much love. Take care of each other.