This is a sample fictional story, but you can use Aris to create non-fictional stories and walking tours as well.
The sample below uses a Continue button at the bottom to move the story forward. Besides revealing content with a Continue button, you have three basic alternatives to show new content:
- Use the device’s GPS to open access to your story, then have them sit (on a park bench?) and read the whole story.
- Use the device’s GPS to start the story and also to reveal new screens when the reader moves into the different locations you set (like a walking tour).
- Have readers click on different icons on a map to see different story screens. These stories can be viewed from one place.
- Have readers scan QR codes to view new content. You can post them online, print them in a handout, or mmount QR codes in different locations you want the reader to see.
In the sample below, notice some variations for telling the story:
- Have the story be about characters, with the reader not involved.
- Use the reader as the “you” character (in the second person) who influences or witnesses the story
- Have a straightforward, linear story or offer the reader branching options
- Use instruction screens with text and images to tell the reader where to go next, if yours is a place-based story with different locations.
With this flexible authoring tool, your story can be as traditional or as experimental as you wish!
Click any thumbnail to view the story excerpt as a slideshow.
This story was created in the free authoring tool Aris.