The Tyrant in Winter
We talk about “interactive fiction” as something that empowers the audience. I have been lucky enough to experience just how incredible the collaboration between writer and audience can be; but the fact is, the power we give to the audience is taken from the storyteller.
Every author or director is a tyrant in winter. The times have changed; we must sign this power-sharing agreement, this new Magna Carta, or perish. But it isn’t clear, exactly, how the new world will work.
These are essays, memoirs, short talks, and war stories about the theory and practice of storytelling in this brave new world…