31 Days on Acorn Island

Acorn Island was a simple, hand-drawn game I ran on Twitter in October 2017 (also as part of #inktober2017). The idea was to draw something in pen and ink and then post it to Twitter where players could choose what to do / where to go next. I’m sure it’s been done before, but I wanted to make a game out of relatively simple tools such as a pen, paper and a smartphone. Maybe it’s more an ‘interactive story’ than a game. I don’t know. You decide.

It was good to be forced to invent something new everyday while attempting to carry along a story. I didn’t impose any rules on myself, beyond not being allowed to think or plan things too much. The game contains all the usual silly animals in hats, trees and pirates.  I’m amazed at how much my drawing style changed over the month. I definitely wanted a looser feel by the end. Anyway, below are the 31 different images that came out of the game. Below the images is a link to the Twitter thread (where most of the posts are, but not all. It took me time to figure out that I could just keep replying to myself).

https://twitter.com/SirTimofFrost/status/915863341087813632

Acorn Island: Do you want to play a game?

If you head over to my Twitter stream you can take part in a hand drawn game called ‘Acorn Island’ I’ll be making during October. The idea.is this: Everyday I post a drawing along with a Twitter poll. You control the game by voting in the poll. By October 31st I hope that we have all had fun. ‘Acorn Island’ is my Inktober 2017 offering.

Do come and play!