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An interactive greeting card to celebrate Christmas.

A Legendairy Christmas

A Legendairy Christmas


We like Christmas. We like it our way, though. And you can tell that from the amount of silly stuff we wrote down in our A Legendairy Christmas story, which is basically an interactive greeting card we made to celebrate December 25th, 2012.

Twine

We wanted to explore Twine – a tool to create interactive stories – so that seemed a great occasion for us to do it. Our team sat down and the brainstorming started: “What do you think of when you think to Christmas?”.

How We Worked

At first, everybody wrote down a set of keywords related to that topic. Then we collected all keywords into different categories. What immediately emerged is that we all see the Christmas Holidays as something surrounded by a nice amount of hypocrisy. And turkeys. And milk.

Then each one of us wrote a branched Christmas story: Lorenzo focused on Santa’s point of view, Federico wrote about Vikings, Alessandra was all about a special window cleaner and Marina started with an epic “Holy crêpe!”. When the main four branches were done, we found the common ground to create the starting scene and some links within the narration. A Legendairy Christmas is a choose your own adventure kind of game, with a twist: no matter what story you create, at the end Santa won’t be happy at all.

 

So this is basically what our Legendairy Christmas is about, all packed with a good amount of sarcasm, which is never enough.

Play A Legendairy Christmas

You can play it here. Be sure to find the turkey!

Download

You can also find A Legendairy Christmas in the B*Sides 2010-2014 pack on Gumroad (pay what you want) along with other 16 games and extra stuff.