Why be a tourist when you can be a secret agent? Or run through the streets of a new city to escape a zombie apocalypse? Have you ever read a story and wish you could be in it? Calling the shots, helping the good guys (or bad), choosing your adventure. Story City makes you the hero of your own story, giving you the chance to take part in your own adventure in cities across Australia and the world.
Story City is a digital storytelling experience that puts you in the story. It combines fictional choose-your-adventure style stories with physical locations, allowing the fantasy to become ‘real’! The Story City app and adventures are FREE to download and enjoy.
Rather than reading these adventures in the old-school ‘book’ format, you’ll be able to take part in the adventure via the Story City app on your smart phone or tablet. Then you choose how you’re going to explore your city!
Each story starts at a particular location in the city it’s set and then branches off into dozens of different locations around the city (all within walking distance) and which ones you visit will depend on the path you pick through the adventure.
When the app detects you are in the right location it unlocks the next part of the story. Each story happens in the location that you are standing and can be enjoyed by listening to the narrated audio or reading the story on screen.
Will you explore Brisbane while running from a zombie apocalypse? Or how about cruising the Adelaide streets while solving a mystery? Or will you be pillaging the city looking for pirate supplies?
It’s your adventure, so it’s up to you!
The city is full of adventures, choose yours.
IMPORTANT - Story City uses background GPS, to ensure story pages are unlocked when you reach the target location. If you turn off the functionality, the app will cease to work. Please see Story City website help pages for information on how to turn the GPS back on if you have accidentally turned it off.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We recommend the use of a battery pack while playing.
Cosmetic changes - Changed the "Stop" adventure button to "End", to avoid confusion between end the adventure and stop the soundtrack.
Ratings and Reviews
Great fun for exploring new cities
First up, this is free. AWESOME. Second, it makes exploring a new city (or your existing one) lots of fun. It's basically like a physical 'choose your own adventure'. You pick a story, and it plays out as you walk to different locations which are linked to the story. I've done the zombie one, the superhero one and a few others. All very cool. All have multiple endings. All are good with friends (but bring portable speakers, so you can all hear the story).
Bonus - there's different age groups for stories too. So if you have kids, there are PG rated ones. If you're older, there are adult stories as well.
Did my first Story City today. It was good fun but there could be a few improvements (eg approx time the story takes, reviews by people who do them). The words at each stop were a bit long (could have been summarized) but overall it's a good concept.
Can’t wait for more stories to become available! ;)
- Emily Craven
- 6.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Emily Craven 2015
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.