If you relish being in control of your own destiny, being the hero of the moment or have a passing fancy for anything Elvis, then you’ll love my locative digital narrative, The Chapel of Unlove.
The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards Shortlisted The Chapel of Unlove takes place in and around the Sanctuary Cove Marina at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Queensland. It’s a riotous romp through one of the Coast’s most iconic and picturesque marine havens featuring Machiavellian magicians, pooch-loving pirates, hair-raising boat rides and galleons of tongue in cheek humour; a kind of Elvis meets Death at a Funeral.
Imagine your godmother is about to marry the man of your nightmares, an Elvis impersonator named, Barry. Despite the stunning Sanctuary Cove Resort location they’ve chosen for their nuptials, things turn decidedly ugly when the wedding bouquet suddenly disappears along with your godmother’s antique wedding rings. It’s up to you to decide whether you help them make it to the chapel in time or sabotage this disastrous match for good.
Story City is unique in that it allows you to fully immerse yourself into a choose-your-own-adventure-style experience, where you are the main character and can literally choose whichever path you’d like the story to take. I love that the reader has the ultimate control and that Story City encourages readers of all ages to get out and physically discover more about the locales they reside in or visit. It truly is an awesome story telling experience. Better than Pokémon! And I had an absolute ball conceiving and writing one of the adventures! (Don’t forget to keep an eye and ear out for the hidden easter eggs and bonus activities and then share your adventure with the world!)
Information for Creatives: Using locative fiction to empower local people to tell stories that will change another’s world view, to redefine stories so they’re something you’re a part of, rather than something you’re told is the essence of Story City. As an advocate of using interactive stories to elicit social impact and ignite change and empathy within communities, I am proud to be an official Story City Community Mentor. As part of a select team of experienced writers, editors and producers, I am available to mentor your immersive cultural project from start to finish ensuring maximum impact and positive connections. Visit the Story City site for mentor details, and information about how to become a Story City Creator.
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Story City Gold Coast
Format: Digital App FREE
Ideal for: 12 years + YA, New Adult (PG rating)
Type: Immersive Interactive Locative Fiction – Choose your own Adventure
Or you can disable the ‘Navigate using GPS’ function via the Config setting on the App to allow you to enjoy The Chapel of Unlove as a choose-your-own-adventure story from anywhere in the world!