Welcome to the competition of reading versus gaming, where the game takes the lead among all the readers. Crazy maple studio has found a solution to this grave situation of the publishers and created a game that creates the storytelling environment. Gamers create their own story through this interactive game and lead to the infinite end.
Chapters interactive stories is one such game that has ultimately toppled the idea of reading and gaming. The developers call it as reading 3.0 after the first two versions of the reading medium being print and ebook.
The game runs through stories written by genuine authors and then it is developed through the interactive idea and presented in the game form. One of the famous authors who have been found to contribute to promoting the sci-fi stories is Liu Cixin, winner of the Hugo awards.
When the craze is such, then the game is worth checking out. In this article, we would present you a complete review of this new concept of gaming.
Crazy Maple studios develop the game for android and Chinese All USA Corporation for iOS. Till now the game has been downloaded by more than five million from the Android platform since its launch in September 2017. Majority of this download is from USA and rest are from UK, India, Australia and Canada.
The homepage offers a wide variety of genres of the storyline, and the popular most of them are fiction, romance, horror, fantasy and young adult. Apart from the main chapters in this section, you get supplementary chapters also weekly to play. All these chapters are written by self-publishing authors who have already gained popularity through their other publications.
In the game, interactive chapters are added periodically. Most of the stories are taken from already written stories and modified according to the requirement of the gamification.
The App is quite user-friendly starting from its landing page. As you begin the game, you need to choose the variety of story from their comprehensive catalogue. The catalogue is organized based on the genre at first, and then there is a most recent release of the game. After you select your story, you are navigated to the main page of the game story.
The stories have an excellent cover page that gives a brief indication of the inside game at a glance. Not only that there is a concise intro of the author of the story that makes it easy to choose the game of your choice. Apart from that, there is an invitation to comment on the author’s interactive work.
The player can choose to create the character role play in the story and give it the name of his/her own or any other. This option creates ownership at the beginning of the storytelling for the player. The main character then needs to be designed with four different, and that can be chosen from a variety of hairstyle, appearance or skin tones.
Characterized customization makes the story more close to the gamer’s preferences, and that is the startling success of the game. A perfect look of the avatar is a way to earn various rewards in the game. Also, the main protagonist takes place in the cover story.
Some of this customization is offered to the gamer as free, but multiple options can be chosen from the game itself through an in-app purchase of the game currency.
The game is like other game free to download and start playing. However, the main featuring element is the currency driven aspect like all other games in the current world. The game has diamonds and tickets as two prime currency to manage most of the game economy.
Developers have also kept provision to deliver a few freebies in the game to boost the gamers play through giving away coins and tickets. The way how you can get is primarily watching the ads in the game.
The game has in-app purchases starting from 99-cents to $99.99. The diamonds are comparatively lower in cost than the tickets, and you get a bundle of sixty diamonds in $4.99. Tickets are the premium currency in that respect and can be obtained five in $1.99.
If you want to know other methods of earning diamonds and tickets, follow our article about cheats tips and hacks for Chapters: Interactive Stories.
The prime feature of the game that attracts us is an open story playground. Chapters not only allows you to play the game, but if you have a writer within you, then you can pen down your micro-fiction or screenplay, and that might have a chance to be gamified. Once you submit the story and after the review by dev people, it is presented for an open vote from the users and gamers. After a positive review, your story gets interactive chapters in the game.
Another open opportunity is given to the community that is called Danmaku. It’s free to comment the authors work on the chat option. It is the right platform for the gaming community to raise their voice about any issues that they feel to be known to the developers.
Chapters: Interactive stories is a friendly interactive game and attracts their target group through their weekly updates and newly generated concept of storytelling feature. However, one disappointment of the game that is reported in various websites that caught our eyes is the game is quite a bit expensive in terms of in-app purchases.
Diamonds are required to unlock in every step of the game, whereas the way of collecting them is quite limited. The collection and spending have a vast disproportion of diamonds and other currencies. It makes the game a bit unpopular.
Despite all its negative aspect, the concept of the game is quite interesting that unfolds the journey through the choices of the gamer. Personalised gamification of fiction and nonfiction elements have made it a game of interest among teens and mid-aged users.
In final words, the game is not a failure to check out.