80 Days Dev Is Buying Up User-Submitted Short Fiction For Next Game


Inkle, the builders behind 80 Days and Heaven’s Vault, are presently growing a brand new medieval technique sport referred to as Pendragon. As part of the sport’s improvement, Inkle has been inviting their neighborhood to submit tales that may seem in-game.

Pendragon is a turn-based fight sport focusing round technique and story, with every sport having a unique expertise because of the board being randomized every time. The story takes place in the course of the 12 months 673 AD, with Camelot on the verge of destruction and the Round Table falling aside. Players should lead a band of knights and heroes throughout Britain and attain King Arthur in time.

The tales which can be submitted should be “500-word, lightly-interactive ‘campfire tales’”, as they’d be performing because the folklore in-game. Characters will cool down for the night time and inform one another ghost tales, fairy tales, legends, and common people tales to maintain morale up in between occasions. The builders have released an example text, which is only a few traces of dialogue between characters that provides a bit of taste to the story and setting.

Stories will should be submitted by May 5 with the Ink tool, and for each story Inkle makes use of in-game they are going to pay $50 to the submitter. Outside of the utilization in Pendragon, the story will stay the property of the author to reuse nonetheless they want.

Pendragon is scheduled to launch on Steam later this Summer.