On April 27th, 2018, ARCHIVOS – the web-based story development and presentation application – will be open and available to the storytellers and story fans around the world.
Since its launch at Gen Con 2017, ARCHIVOS has been in Open Beta, soliciting critical feedback and insights from its 350+ user base. That vital feedback has driven 7 months of development, implementing as many of the user suggestions as possible.
When ARCHIVOS opens to the public in April, it will be more engaging, easier to use, and packed with more features to support today’s storytellers!
Easier to explore…
Open Story Catalog
The Story Catalog – where ARCHIVOS Storyteller subscribers share their story setting creations – will become open and free to everyone. No sign ups, no login… just a cornucopia of stories to discover and explore!
Expanded Subscription Model
We will be expanding our subscription models to accommodate every user’s needs:
Includes 1 Story Setting*
UNLIMITED Story Settings*
UNLIMITED Story Settings
All Story Settings can be shared to the Public Story Catalog
Create User Groups for Collaboration or Invitation-Only Exclusive viewing
Exclusive hosted ARCHIVOS installation with your own URL, personalized branding, and multiple Subscriber accounts for your staff and colleagues
*Private Story Settings only
Easier to Use
The ARCHIVOS interface is getting a complete overhaul!
Storyteller tools and features will be at your fingertips wherever you are in the program.
Story Setting configuration and Story Element creation and editing are bundled into a single interface, allowing quick access to any aspect of your work.
“Recent Activity” displays take you directly to whatever elements you were working on, allowing you to pick up right where you left off.
Pages now remember sort and filter choices, ensuring they will look the same when you return to them.
More Storyteller Features
All Story Settings and Story Elements now support private notes so you can keep track of behind-the-scenes plot and background information without sharing it in your story display.
Professional Subscribers will be able to create User Groups, granting access to private settings to invited users (like your gaming group or mailing list subscribers).
User Groups can also grant editorial access to other users, facilitating collaboration, shared world building, and collective story bibles.
Improved Relationship Configuration
New UI makes the nature of the relationship clear.
Storytellers can connect any two story elements regardless of their type.
Story Element options allow for Events to be connected by causality (“Event X instigated Event Y”) or grouped as moments in a larger Event (“Event A is a part of Event B”).
Relationship and Element Tagging
Storytellers can now create their own custom tags for any Story Element OR Relationship between Story Elements!
This allows each storyteller to create their own unique classification and grouping system for their Story Elements. Classify a relationship as “True Love” or “Arch Nemesis”… designate an event as occurring in “Book 2” or being a part of “Plot Line A”… the sky’s the limit!
Future development will allow audience members to filter their display by element tags in the Story Web, Living Map, and Timeline, further enhancing their enjoyment and ability to explore your Story Setting.
NOTE: Wonderthing Studios has announced that Open Beta subscribers will have their subscriptions upgraded to Professional status free of charge and receive special discounts in perpetuity as a gesture of gratitude and appreciation for their invaluable feedback and dedication.
There’s still time to join the Open Beta and add your input to the development of ARCHIVOS…