Versione Ink in italiano: https://works.lcdesign.xyz/lmdmrita/
WPA https://works.lcdesign.xyz/lmdmr0.7.1


This interactive narrative is an evolving artefact that is meant to show the progress made by Elm Story tool. With each update a version will be released that adds the new features.

It was originally designed for my master's thesis at Politecnico di Milano about games and storytelling.  It's a little prototype to test a framework I developed, concerning how interactive artefacts could be designed using a narrative approach, focusing on the storyworld and its elements and themes to extrapolate mechanics and narrative meaning. Edgar Allan Poe's story The Mask of the Red Death mysterious and distressing atmospheres lend themselves well to this type of work because they allow you to explore the unspoken, what it appears to be, and what it could be. 

I used Elm Story to create a drama management system that is capable of accompanying players along their journeys, "listening" to the variables they modify through their choices and directing the narrative in the direction considered the most appropriate so that to combine a structured narrative with an emergent narrative.

I hope you could enjoy this little and evolving experience, stay tuned for updates.
The outdated version made with Ink is in the downloads.

Special thanks to:
Crio Chamber for the background music (Ink version)
Igino Marini 
for the fonts 

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The Masque of the Red Death - Ink Version 92 MB

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