At Celtx, innovation drives everything we do. Our collaborative, cloud-based approach to film & video production was an industry first, and is now trusted by millions of users and hundreds of thousands of creative teams from around the world. With the launch of Gem, we’ve taken this expertise into an exciting new medium: video games, virtual reality, and interactive media.
Gem is a non-linear narrative design platform built to facilitate the writing of complex interactive experiences. We’ve taken the concept of a script editor into entirely new territory – rather than working within a single document, you can construct expansive, multi-sequence scripts that are dynamically visualized in a customizable Story Map.
When writing in Gem, you can create points of choice or divergence with the click of a button, allowing you to propel your story in any number of directions. Every narrative pathway is instantly visualized, making it easy to navigate through your script as it grows in complexity. Gem also offers dedicated functionality for creating Interactive Dialogue. An easy to use point-and-click interface allows you to quickly create complex branching dialogue trees where specific choices can further expand your Story Map.
As interactive narratives increase in size, so do their component parts: branch points, characters, dialogue, environments, items, mechanics, and more can all be defined, tagged, and tracked within Gem via an in-line Breakdown Mode. This allows to populate your Gem catalog with comprehensive narrative data, including specific permutations based upon what choices are made or directions taken.
To harness and export this data, Gem’s system allows you to instantly configure and generate reports that capture all aspects of your narrative, from dialogue to story structure. These reports can be exported as both .JSON and .CSV files, ready for integration into the further development toolchain.
Celtx Gem represents an entirely new way to write. Ready to take the plunge into the world of interactive narratives? Head over to the Gem page and start an exclusive 7-day free trial!