We’ve been telling stories with the Web since Sir Tim Berners-Lee set it loose and changed the world. Today’s case in point: Knighttime, a multimedia, multi-item Web story series of medieval fantasy and humor.
There are two complete stories within Knighttime so far, “The Problem in Pimpleton” (start here) and “The Secret of Donotalado” (here). Most of the content is audio, accessible as downloaded mp3s or played directly in the browser. It’s very much in the classic tradition of radio drama, with a mix of voice characters, music, and audio effects. Given the large number of these files, one could classify Knighttime as essentially a podcast series.
Web 2.0/social media storytelling: you can experience the story unfold through its blog (RSS). Note that this is all Knight content, not just story bits. There’s a Facebook page for the Hazardous Players – that’s the crew who produces everything.