We are known for cutting-edge experimental projects, and we apply the lessons we've learned from our own productions to help clients succeed. We have worked with several companies to help develop their games and stories into high-quality, award-winning projects. Whether you want to inject your game with award-winning story writing, build a fully integrated interactive experience from the ground up, or just need help designing of a single piece of content, Silverstring Media does it.
It all starts with a design jam. This is where great concepts are forged into great projects. Bring us to your design table for an hour to give your project that extra spark -- an affordable introduction to working with Silverstring's core talent.
Then, let us help you take your project to the next level. Whether you have a specific problem to solve or story to write, a game design element isn't quite meshing, your dialogue needs tightening, or you need a full design document, story bible, application, or complete production, including location-based games, transmedia, VR, and narrative videogames, we can help you make your vision the best project it can be. Check out some sample services we can offer.
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Past Client Projects
Part of the digital strategy for the show Coyote Science, Coyote Quest continues the show's goals of teaching indigenous science to kids. Silverstring Media consulted on game and narrative design for the game, developed game design documents for each episode, and managed the project, coordinating with writers, developers, artists, and producers.
Unannounced VR Multiplayer Game
Silverstring Media was hired by Radial Games Corp. to help develop a prototype for an unannounced co-operative asymmetrical multiplayer VR game in which one player is in VR and one player is not, where communication is a key game mechanic. Silverstring ended up designing many of the game systems, writing a sample narrative, and producing/project managing much of the development on this prototype project.
A 2D Metroidvania Platformer successfully Kickstarted in 2014, Timespinner is about a young woman who travels through time to destroy the empire that killed her family. Silverstring Media was hired to help develop and streamline the expansive story universe, strengthen the core story, and write the dialogue for the game. Timespinner is being developed by Lunar Ray Games.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a bleak American folk tale developed by Dim Bulb Games about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Silverstring Media was brought in to write Sal, one of the characters met along your journey.
An award-winning ARG-like casual game, Extrasolar is a sci-fi story of exoplanetary exploration and conspiracy, with a revolutionary graphics engine and truly innovative gameplay. Silverstring Media was contracted to do the story development, content writing, narrative design, and to consult on game design by indie game developer Lazy 8 Studios.
Tom Sawyer Big Read
A National Endowment for the Arts-funded program, the Big Read encourages a month-long community-wide bookclub. Silverstring Media was hired by the Lewis & Clark Library in Montana to design the online component of their Big Read in October 2014, as well as to help design the overall thematic arc of the campaign. Silverstring Media created their website, designed a custom activity map, and hosted several online discussions with award-winning guest speakers, helping the campaign get noticed by taste-making sites like BoingBoing, as well as cementing the Library's reputation as a leading "branch to watch" in the annual national event.
Crypt of the Necrodancer
Developed by Brace Yourself Games, Crypt of the Necrodancer is a multi-award-nominated roguelike rhythm game about family, power, and purgatory. Silverstring Media was contracted to consult on the story development, create a thematic arc, and write the narrative content sprinkled throughout the gameplay.
The Time Tribe
A time travel adventure game for kids, The Time Tribe is a fun and educational episodic experience that combines a mobile game with comics, real-world mailings and physical objects. Silverstring partnered with ThunderSnow Media to create this epic adventure, doing the story, transmedia development, game design, and production.