Factsheet

Developer:
One More Story Games, Inc
Based in Barrie, ON, Canada

Release date:
Early 2018

Platforms:
Will be available on PC/Mac, Tablet/iPad and Facebook

Website:
lilybard.com

Regular Price:
-

Description

One More Story Games is working with #1 New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris to adapt her novel Shakespare's Landlord as an interactive narrative game. Shakespeare’s Landlord is the first in a five-part series featuring Lily Bard, a tough and complicated woman who is determined to hide her nightmarish past from her small town neighbors. After stumbling across a body being dumped in a park late at night, Lily embarks on a journey to find the killer, as well as the reason they’re trying to frame her for the murder. The Lily Bard character is complex - she experiences the world through the lens of a woman coping with post-traumatic stress disorder from a violent trauma where she was abducted, sexually assaulted and mutilated. These scenes are gripping in the novel. One More Story Games will not gamify the aformentioned chapter but will employ strategic mechanics with flashbacks and audio to allude to high pressure stress. It is the goal of the game's creators to have players understand the world through the lens of someone suffering from PTSD and develop greater empathy. One More Story Games is developing Shakespeare’s Landlord using its proprietary software, StoryStylus, designed for emerging and established writers to create and publish interactive story games reminiscent of the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books. Follow the story game development at www.lilybard.com, and watch the transformation from book into living, breathing interactive world.

History

Charlaine Harris is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, best known for her Sookie Stackhouse novels that were adapted by HBO into the True Blood television series. Ms. Harris’s novels have sold over 36 million copies worldwide. In 1996, she released the first of the dark Shakespeare mysteries, featuring Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses. Her most recent series, Midnight, Texas, has been picked up for pilot by NBC, and her Aurora Teagarden series is currently a TV movie series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Read more at www.charlaineharris.com. One More Story Games is an independent games studio in Barrie, Ontario. Since its inception, it has raised over $500,000 to develop its publishing platform for interactive story content. It is lead by husband and wife team Blair and Jean Leggett. Read more at www.onemorestorygames.com.

Features

  • Play true to the path of the novel or choose the alternate storyline. Do you chase after a criminal, investigate a body, or mind your own beeswax?
  • Explore the fictional town of Shakespeare, Arkansas with multiple locations from the five novels.
  • Investigate, uncover clues and solve puzzles.
  • Subtly pry into the lives of fellow Shakespeareans to uncover what you need to know.
  • Stunning art
  • In-game notes and hints available.
  • Original Score & Feature Song.
  • Four to six hours of gameplay.

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Selected Articles

  • "Playing the adaptation of 'Shakespeare's Landlord' allows you to explore what might have been in so many different ways within my story world. I'm sure my readers will love it! "
    - Charlaine Harris, CharlaineHarris.com

PDF of Media Release
Full media release for Shakespeare's Landlord onemorestorygames.com.


About One More Story Games, Inc

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One More Story Games is an independent games developer and publisher providing tools to emerging and established storytellers to create and publish living, breathing interactive story worlds.

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Shakespeare's Landlord, an interactive story game Credits

Jean Leggett
Executive Producer

Blair Leggett
Writer and Lead Programmer

Sara Jeffers
Writer and Narrative Designer

Anthony Caruana
Art Direction, Lead Artist

Harrison Smith
Artist

Hazel Turnbull
Composer

Megan Ann
Original Song


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