Interactive Fiction

This competition is free to enter. There will be prizes and routes to production/publication.

General Competition Information

We are looking for Interactive Fiction that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society or showcase green ideas, practices or technologies. If you’d prefer to create your story in a different format, click here.

Most stories and games set in the future are dystopian, meaning they have a pessimistic view of society. We encourage you to imagine a more positive settings and practices for your story. You can find out more about why we recommend positive stories by clicking here. Do feel free to draw upon the resources in this Green Stories website to write your story (found in the menu on the homepage. Each page provides links to articles/videos that describe the ideas and also ideas for how such ideas may be integrated into stories. For example you could design a game/story like Sim City or Civilisation where you aim to achieve high scores on the well-being index and can do that by making use of ideas on our pages such as sustainable foodgreen energy, green transport, sharing economy etc.

Our short story competition (deadline April 2018) has resulted in an anthology of the 20 best stories called ‘Resurrection Trust’  which will be published 20th March 2019 and available on Amazon. This may well provide some inspiration.

Interactive Fiction Guidelines

Details: team entries allowed.

Specifications: an introduction to the story and around an hour’s play. Free software is available e.g. from Ink  or Twine. More details to follow Jan 2019.

Do feel free to draw upon the resources in this Green Stories website to write your Interactive Fiction (found in the menu on the homepage. Each page provides links to articles/videos that describe the ideas and also ideas for how such ideas may be integrated into stories. For example you could design a piece of Interactive Fiction where you aim to achieve highly on the well-being index and can do that by making use of ideas on our pages such as sustainable food,  green energygreen transport, sharing economy, etc.

Prizes:  £1000 as follows: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £200, third prize £10 plus £100 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £100 for best < 18 year submission.

Route to production: tbc