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1337: A Game Novel
Screenshot illustrating 1337's gameplay.
Author(s) Mark Fullmer
Publisher(s) Real1st Games
Release date(s) 2010
Authoring system HTML/PHP/SQL/FBML
Platform(s) Facebook App
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects B&W
Graphics Noir Comic
Sound/Music mp3
Ratings
Cruelty scale Merciful

1337: A Game Novel is an interactive serial novel by Mark Fullmer. It uses Facebook App functionality to integrate a player's personal information into the storyline and employs RSS feeds to dynamically incorporate current events.

How It Begins

An elite group of ubernerd gamers are beta-testing an MMORPG called 1337. As the gamers ascend levels, they begin to realize that the game is much more than just a videogame and they are faced with the challenge of winning their lives back.

Notable Features

  • Names of characters and other details are dynamically generated from readers' Facebook profiles.
  • Story navigation mimics a choose your own adventure. Each of the novel's 300 pages prompts readers to select an option or supply their own. Choices shape minor descriptions and plot elements.
  • Players' statistics are based on Jungian archetypes and traditional RPG character attributes (such as intro/extravert and lawful/chaotic).
  • The game extends beyond the program in the manner of an alternate reality game. This includes faux internet sites, scholarship on videogaming, news articles, and other online games.

Versions

Facebook release

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