By Emily Craven
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
What's New in Version 1.37
Stability fixes, improved video and audio.