Deep into Earth’s next ice age, stories have become the fuel for life
Dreaming Methods has developed the digital platform for Storyhaven: a table-top reading and roleplay game for children aged 8-13 years old and their parents to play together over 1-3 weeks at home.
Storyhaven blends the liveness of oral storytelling, with an immersive website and digital materials, and physical props delivered by public libraries through an engagingly graphic designed paper envelope.
The experience - which includes an atmospheric, interactive map of the Storyhaven world - aims to boost a love of reading and books by encouraging playful shared reading experiences within the family that could be transformative of mental health and social wellbeing and welcome new readers into the world of reading and books.
With Gareth Osborne (lead researcher and writer of Storyhaven and award-winning children’s author) of Wonderspun Immersive Games, Fran Moulds, Theatre Director, Writer and Performer, Tom Bowtell, Writer, Director and Performer, Nele Diel, a renowned game illustrator based in Germany, and One to One Development Trust, an award-winning arts charity based in Wakefield.
Beta version shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize 2020.
Featured illustration by Nele Diel