After years of design and development, ARCHIVOS – the story development and presentation tool for today’s storytellers – will be available to the public as an Open Beta on September 1, 2017.
“Storytelling is hard-wired into our DNA,” says ARCHIVOS’s creator, Dave Robison. “It’s a part of being human. ARCHIVOS was built on the belief that every story deserves a chance to be told, and on September 1st, we’ll take our first step towards making that belief a reality.”
ARCHIVOS allows storytellers to document the people, places, and events of their story worlds, linking them through a sophisticated network of relationships. Once documented, those story elements can then be explored through ARCHIVOS’s unique display interfaces, illuminating the story world’s network of interactions.
The Open Beta for ARCHIVOS runs from September 1 through December 31, 2017.
During the Open Beta, the public will be able to purchase subscriptions to the ARCHIVOS online application either as Storytellers, able to create and populate an unlimited number of story settings, or as Patrons, able to view and interact with the story settings created by the Storytellers through the Story Catalog.
Building a Community
Only subscribers will have access to ARCHIVOS’s Story Catalog and Story Development features during the Open Beta. When the application opens to the public on January 1, 2018, the Story Catalog will be available for everyone to explore and enjoy!
“It will be an exclusive community,” Robison explains, “comprised of visionary Storytellers who can see the potential for ARCHIVOS to take their stories to the next level. We want to give them the opportunity to explore the application and discover the best way to use it for their unique objectives before the application goes live to the public.”
Storytellers and Patrons
During the Open Beta, Storyteller subscriptions will grant users full access to the complete ARCHIVOS story development suite through 2018 (16 months). The price for a Storyteller subscription during the Open Beta will be $60, roughly $3.75 per month.
Patron subscriptions will also be available, granting access to ARCHIVOS’s Story Catalog and allowing subscribers to explore all the story settings released by Storytellers. Patron subscriptions will be $12 and the price can be applied to upgrade to a Storyteller account.
AND, for those who can’t until September, ARCHIVOS will have an exclusive Pre-Beta Launch event at this year’s Gen Con Game Fair from Aug 17 through Aug 20. During Gen Con, all subscriptions will be available for purchase at 20% off the Open Beta price.