Interactive storytelling, one of the most complex, intricate disciplines within electronic entertainment, is about the have its most anticipated release since Façade. Only this time it's not a single product we are talking about, but a tool for the creation of 'storyworlds'.
Storytron is the website of the company that is going to commercialize the tool designed by legendary Chris Crawford, who has been working on it for more than ten years. Crawford, author of the seminal The Art of Computer Game Design and one of the most respected and original game designers of all time, left the game business to focus almost exclusively on this project.
Late 2006 / 2007 could be the year of interactive storytelling, and there are already some projects going on. I hope I have the opportunity to mess around with the authoring tool and play some of the storyworlds to come.