Hi, fellas. I just created a free program which makes it possible to create what I call ‘Story trees’.
Story Trees are stories that don’t have to have just one ending. Short-story writers, novelists and such will find this program invaluable. This program would make it possible for writers to push their imaginations, to provide several plausible possibilities to the same situation of a character.
In the end, story trees give human readers a more enjoyable reading experience cos they get to follow a character all over again through some other path in the story tree.
StoryTree documents are saved with a .str file extension, but inside them is just plain xml. The xml simply holds info about the coordinates of parts of the story and the coordinates of the branches, and also the text assigned to each part of the story.
I need someone(s) to program a standard reader(not too complex, though) for this writer program(I found it a bit difficult to do myself, okay I’ll confess, the reader I wrote is just too lame to make public.) and post the link to download the reader here for checking out. I used IzPack to make the Java installer for the Writer program, then used Launch4j to make the installer a .exe. I know a lot of people don’t have the java runtime environment already installed in their computers so I went the extra mile to make it easy for non-programmers to use.
The link to the StoryTreeWriter installer is http://www.4shared.com/file/7tOLL0a_/StoryTreeExeInstaller.html , it also includes the source code(I wasn’t kidding when I said this program is free). Try out the program and any comments or problems you encounter(my code wasn’t too commented so I expect some bewilderment) can be posted here.
Lets make story-trees a reality. Let something good come out of Nigeria.