A few years ago, I helped moderate a transmedia worldbuilding project. It was a subreddit called Neskania. We wanted the whole world to get in on it and contribute to the history of this world through whatever media form they like, with a focus on the creativity of the contribution over the skill with which it was made. We had poetry, art, journals, music, and a lot of text that started to build that world’s canon. We crafted a rich history and story together.
However, not everyone was on the same page. This project made me see how disorganized a project like this could be. If everyone only saw part of the story, their contributions were more likely to clash with someone else’s. And as the story grew, less people were able to see the whole thing. That’s one of the issues a transmedia work has to face. Because all of its parts are separate, it follows that each could have a separate audience.
There’s a good chance that I can’t embed this Prezi into this blog because it’s not self-hosted, so here’s the link: A Transmedia Map of a Cyberpunk/Lovecraftian World Project
This prezi details a transmedia project that I am undertaking for Cybercultures and Digital Game Cultures. While only parts of it will be completed this session, I intend to continue working on it.