Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated: July 12, 2017
Q: What exactly is Storycentric Worlds?
A: Storycentric Worlds is a website dedicated to the creation of modern narrative-
Q: Who developed of Storycentric Worlds?
A: Storycentric Worlds was developed by Unimatrix Productions, a couple-
Q: Why make interactive fiction?
A: In some ways, we believe that interactive fiction is the perfect genre for today’s mobile world. Text games have a low learning curve, they are easy to play in short blocks of time, and–much like a novel–they immerse the player in a complex world with detailed characters and an intriguing plot. Unfortunately, traditional interactive fiction also features elements that are unconducive to the mobile environment, such as the inclusion of a text parser. Our goal is to revitalize the genre and produce quality story-
Q: What should I do if my question isn’t listed here?
A: Contact us!
Q: What types of games do you make?
A: We make both adventure and text games in a variety of genres. Everything from science fiction to comedy to drama to fantasy to mystery to romance–and everything else in-
Q: What makes your text games different from other forms of interactive fiction?
A: Our games combine the best elements of classic text adventures with a graphic user interface, beautiful artwork, and cinematic music. We removed the text parser mechanic and replaced it with a context-
Q: How often are new games released?
A: The development period of each game differs depending on its content; but, in general, we try to release two games per year.
Q: Where can I purchase your games?
Q: On what platform(s) can I play your games?
A: Our games are currently compatible with the following platforms: PC, iOS, and Android.
Q: If I buy a game on one platform, will I own it on any others?
A: Unfortunately, you are only able to play a game on the particular platform through which you purchased it. So, for example, if you buy an iOS copy of a game, it will be available on any Apple device you own. If you buy the PC version, it will only be playable on the PC.
Q: If I bought a game on itch.io, can I get a Steam key?
A: Of course! Anyone who buys one of our games on itch.io will also receive a complimentary Steam key.
Q: I heard that you remade all of existing Unimatrix Productions games. Can you tell me more about this? Which version of these games is the definitive one?
A: We have, indeed, remade all existing Unimatrix Productions titles, including Lifestream, Shady Brook, and The Filmmaker. Each remake features a revised and expanded storyline, along with new gameplay elements. All games also feature connections to one another, which hint at a larger storyline to come. Because of this, these new text adventures are considered the official “canon” versions of each game.
Q: Are the plots of your games connected or standalone?
A: All our games take place in the same fictitious universe and reference one another, contain overarching elements, cross over, and foreshadow future events to come.
Q: Do I have to play every game to follow the story?
A: While every game is part of a much larger universe, each can be enjoyed as a standalone adventure without the prerequisite need to play any others.
Q: How long is each game?
A: While the length of each game varies, you can expect a minimum of 5 hours of gameplay, but most of our games far exceed this amount.
Q: Do your games contain content ratings?
A: We rate all our games for content and include a short description of why we chose that rating.
Q: Are your games available in any language besides English?
A: Unfortunately, our games are currently only available in English. We plan to look into localization in the future.
Q: What should I do if I found a bug?
A: Please report it to us immediately! We strive to ensure that all our games are bug free. If you encounter a bug, we will do our best to resolve it as quickly as possible.
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