Submission should be made trough ticket with label "story contest" on our github project page, until 1st October 2010. We reserve rights to discard any submission that do not meet requirements. You can submit multiple but different story ideas - we don't accept similar stories with only some details changed.
What you should do:
- read current documentation, especially focus and contributions guide/project rules.
- write the main plot of the story, including multiple endings (if present)
- write max. 4 A4 pages (approximately 3500-4000 words)
- suggest/change existing gameplay features
- write detailed characteristics of the game's characters
- write examples of the side quests
- write story that is not coherent with the vision in the game focus, don't waste your (and our) time
- your story must support main game's features and the game setting
- writing takes time, good writing takes even more time, be aware of that and don't submit too long or complicated stories - it's easier to write something new or expand existing ideas, than throwing out those already written
- you're working on the story in your own free time, so try to estimate the time you're going to spend on working on the project
I forgot... if you build on top of what is already in chapter 2, include it in your story idea too - and remember that it counts to the page limit. Chapter 2 is only part you can (but don't have to!) change. Story ideas will be judged by humans, and remember that we always prefer extensions to changes. But if your story is indeed better and cannot be built on what is in chapter 2, go and change it - but remember that you can use it as guidance. Just don't touch focus.