theystory is a work-in-progress centred around the idea of developing a rich character ecology, and this devblog will follow the journey of its creation.

Ben Rolfe (@ecoludologist) develops and researches serious games and playful systems. After coordinating the creation of Australia’s first Bachelor of Serious Games, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Ben recently launched his own indie studio, Ecoludology. He is currently working on Orbit and Wasteland, while diligently avoiding his Doctoral game, The Painted Forest.

Alayna Cole is a writer, editor, researcher, developer, and teacher. When she isn’t curled up in a ball and worrying about all of the hats she wears, she works and studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has developed games like Fairy Tale and The Icecream Parlourand freelances for places like FemHypePC & Tech AuthorityImpulse Gamer, and PlayWrite. Catch her boasting about her work on her website and avoiding her responsibilities on Twitter.