Mobile app and digital publisher NARR8 has announced the release of StoryBuilder, a multimedia-editing tool that lets anyone create their own interactive story on iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
StoryBuilder lets fans and artists choose from content provided by NARR8 or create their own original content by adding images, animation, sounds and special effects to create unique stories to share on NARR8’s 800,000-plus user platform.
NARR8’s technology is intended to help the company build its publishing platform by giving third parties an opportunity to create their own content products for mobile.
The StoryBuilder interface offers different types of assets, such as audio clips, backgrounds, images, and simple instruments to create animations. Using these tools, writers, artists and musicians alike can create their own library of interactive stories in various genres. Tutorials will also be available to get new users up to speed.
All user-generated content will be available free of charge, but once a user’s episode hits 1,000 downloads, that user will be authorized to sell the content for NARRs, virtual currency that NARR8 released in February. This will let the user unlock additional content and features. NARR8 plans to implement a revenue-sharing model that will let the authors of popular series earn money from virtual sales of their content.
NARR8 is now in the Amazon Appstore and will soon release its first two children’s series, Qumi-Qumi and Panda’s & Boom.