Bookshop promotional material
Thanks so much for your support in our aim to encourage more children into a love of reading and books!
If you could choose one or more of the following avenues to communicate Storyhaven to your family customers, we would be eternally grateful:
This would be a single twitter thread containing 3 tweets.
- Copy and paste the text from tweet 1 into a tweet.
- Download the images and videos and attach to the tweet (note: currently Twitter only allows creating mixed media tweets from the android mobile app or ios app, not the web app).
- Copy and paste the ALT text descriptions into the "add descriptions" function on Twitter.
- Without posting the first tweet, click on the blue + icon to add the second and third tweets to the thread, repeating the above process to add images and videos.
- Click "Tweet all".
Pinning the thread at the top of your twitter profile occasionally during the winter would really help us. Thanks so much.
Twitter thread - tweet 1
This winter (Name of your bookshop) is excited to be hosting Storyhaven, an innovative game of reading and immersive theatre set deep in Earth's next ice-age that fosters a love of reading and helps children (7-13yrs) become co-authors of its story world -https://storyhaven.app/parents/
ALT text descriptions for images:
The town of Storyhaven lies on the snowy wastes of Earth's next ice age.
Passages from the digital branching narrative contain text, choices to make together, illustrations and sound effects of the snowy ice age world.
A video still of an immersive theatre actor playing Tife Ghiaccio, one of the town story shamans, dressed in furs raising some glowing story crystals recently charged by the town's tales.
Twitter thread - tweet 2
Form your band of adventurers. Make decisions that affect the course of your journey, while actors bring the story to life immersively to encourage reluctant readers and challenge established readers with a newly social and cocreative reading experience - https://storyhaven.app/parents/
ALT text descriptions for image 5:
A passage from the digital branching narrative shows text and an illustration of Demothi Nicklemas, the town story shaman, beckoning the reader into his hut in the shaman ward of Storyhaven.
Twitter thread - tweet 3
Storyhaven is launching through a network of international bookshops to introduce children to the thrilling windows of cultural exchange that reading can open. Share the stories you write during gameplay via #storyhaven, copying us and @wonderspun in too! https://storyhaven.app/parents/
ALT text descriptions for images:
The town story shaman hosts a storytelling meeting in the crystal cavern.
A story written by a child player of Storyhaven, decorated with ice, tells of a daring adventure with a huskiebear.
The logo of Wonderspun Immersive Story Games, a research-backed social enterprise exploring the immersive future of children's reading experiences.
Content for a newsletter or website post
This winter (Name of your bookshop) is excited to be hosting Storyhaven, an innovative game of reading and immersive theatre set deep in Earth's next ice-age that fosters a love of reading and helps children (7-13yrs) become co-authors of its story world.
Are you a speed-loving Sledger, a herb-collecting Glacier Strider, or a handy Inventa-fixer? Form your band of adventurers and make decisions together that affect the course of your reading journey. At key points in the plot, immersive theatre actors bring the story to life in ways that welcome reluctant readers into the thrilling world of books, as well as challenging established readers with a newly social and cocreative reading experience.
On the icy wastes of Storyhaven stories have become the fuel for life, but now someone is stealing the town's tales. Together you must travel back into the past to save and rewrite them before they disappear. Through its ground-breaking narrative structure, Storyhaven invites children to co-author the experience from within its engaging story world, boosting their skills of writing and self-expression and encouraging a new and diverse generation of young writers into breaking down past stories to reforge and tell their own.
Storyhaven is launching through a network of international bookshops, introducing children to the thrilling windows into other cultures that only reading can open. Share the characters and stories you invent during gameplay via the hashtag #storyhaven. Copy us and @wonderspun in too! We'd love to read them.
To learn more about the game, and get your child started go to https://storyhaven.app/parents/