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This is not an enhanced e-book or ibook. SNOW TOWN is the world's first truly Immersive/Interactive Storyworld App. Welcome to I-Fi!

Greetings!  I am Jan Libby, the creator of SNOW TOWN!

Last winter I created an Alternate Reality Game based on my "Legend of the Snow People" story.  Long legend short: every 100 years a pack of adorable, yet strange, Snow People appear, wreak havoc (crazy rituals, wild parties, etc.) and eventually terrorize the Citizens of Snow Town, Maine. When the ARG wrapped I became obsessed with finding (inventing) a way to make my layered, snowy, small town storyworld more ACCESSIBLE and ultimately REPLAYABLE.  This obsession led to my design for the SNOW TOWN I-Fi APP.

Over the last several months I have been designing and developing the Snow Town I-Fi App.  This is not an enhanced eBook or iBook.  The Snow Town I-Fi App is an Immersive and Interactive Fiction (which, I guess, is actually an I-I-Fi, but let's stick with I-Fi).  The SNOW TOWN I-Fi is a wonderful combination of story and game you will be able to experience via your mobile, tablet or computer.

The moment you open the Snow Town I-Fi App, you'll step into SNOW TOWN. You will meet up with the Citizens, explore the woods around Lake Williwaw, hang out and exchange secrets at the General Store, run from the Bells, attend late-night parties with Edward Harmon, hide away in Louise Hoskin's haunted house, communicate with the Magician, break your way out from beneath Lake Williwaw's ice, snoop around the Snow Town Library, crack open the Vault, howl your way through the Upper Spiral and maybe, just maybe, you'll survive long enough to stop the Snow People!  This is an engaging multi-media journey you can enter alone or with friends. SNOW TOWN has many narrative paths leading to various mind-blowing endings. Every blustery, exciting SNOW TOWN adventure depends on the choices YOU make as you interact with SNOW TOWN.  

Now, I am ready to begin building the Snow Town I-Fi App, but I need YOUR HELP.  The money I raise here will make it happen.  Although most of the content has already been created, there is a bit more to shoot/record and some amazing graphics to execute.  While my Snow Town Team works on that content, I will be putting the pieces together and building the Snow Town I-Fi App.  Please, contribute whatever you can!  I promise this will be an amazing adventure for you!  SNOW TOWN will be like nothing you've ever experienced! 

(Check out the Comments thread!  There are some wonderful wonderful folks supporting Snow Town! Oh and please PLEASE share the Snow Town project and Kickstarter link with your friends, family and followers!) 

THANK YOU to everyone for supporting the SNOW TOWN I-Fi App!

If you have a moment, please stop by the Snow Town Library's site (the link can be found in the lower right corner of this page) and sign the SNOW TOWN LIBRARY'S GUEST LIST!

Any questions about the Snow Town I-Fi App?  Feel free to tweet me @labfly, message me on FB or send me a message here. 

Thanks again and WELCOME to SNOW TOWN!

FAQ

  • The Snow Town I-Fi App is an interactive story app. You will be able to open the I-Fi App via your computer, mobile or tablet and enter the story, much like you would open an ebook or ibook. Instead of reading the SNOW TOWN narrative, you will interact with Video, Images, Audio and Text to experience the Snow Town Story. By clicking or touching your screen, you will explore the village of Snow Town. You will also get to know the Snow Town Citizens. As you make your way through the storyworld, you might discover a long-forgotten path through the woods, have dinner with Peg and gather the latest gossip, crash a boozy Book Club get-together, pry the dark town secrets out of Julie down at the General Store, agree to a clandestine midnight meet up with the Snow People, connect with the dangerous Magician or maybe find the key to the Library's locked vault hidden under the ice of frozen Lake Williwaw. Every step of the way you will face choices and make decisions that will impact your Snow Town journey and determine whether, in the end, you live or die. *Cue the scary music* Snow Town is an incredibly beautiful, fun, wild and strangely magical place, but ultimately a very dangerous one too.

    Hope that answers your question about the Snow Town I-Fi App!

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    SNOW TOWN "VISITOR (from away)" Level: You will be one of the first to receive a copy of the SNOW TOWN I-Fi App! You can also expect a personal Thank You note from one of the SNOW TOWN CITIZENS!

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    SNOW TOWN "WILLIWAW" Level: All of the Above + Your name will be carved into a VIRTUAL TREE (inside the SNOW TOWN I-Fi App) along the edge of LAKE WILLIWAW!

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    SNOW TOWN "FRIEND" Level: All of the Above + You will receive the SNOW PEOPLE'S DECREE SCROLL (taken directly from SNOW TOWN's Locked Vault)! There are secrets hidden in every SCROLL! IT IS A MUST-HAVE SNOW TOWN MOMENTO!

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    SNOW TOWN "KISSIN' COUSIN" Level: All of the Above + You will receive the SNOW TOWN MAP. Your SNOW TOWN MAP will contain information about SNOW TOWN that ONLY a Kissin' Cousin would know... !

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    SNOW TOWN Library "BOOK CLUB MEMBER" Level: All of the Above + YOU will receive a SPECIAL BOOK from the SNOW TOWN LIBRARY and a SNEAK PEEK of the SNOW TOWN I-Fi App 2 WEEKS before its Official Release!

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    SNOW TOWN "FRIEND OF PEG" Level: All of the Above + You will receive 3 PHOTOS of the SNOW PEOPLE signed by SNOW TOWN's PEG HARMON!

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    SNOW TOWN "GOSSIP" Level: All of the Above + You will receive a copy of the SNOW TOWN MESSENGER! The MESSENGER is SNOW TOWN's tell-all Newspaper! Like every good GOSSIP, you will know all!

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    SNOW TOWN "CITIZEN" or "TOWNIE" Level: All of the Above + YOUR NAME will be mentioned by a fellow CITIZEN within the SNOW TOWN STORY! And as an official "CITIZEN", you will also receive a SNOW TOWN T-Shirt!

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    SNOW TOWN "HISTORICAL SOCIETY" Level: All of the Above + You will receive a Personalized Outgoing Message (for your phone) by SNOW TOWN's favorite Disciplinarian and Head Librarian, RUTHIE RANDOLPH.. OR a late night recording by SNOW TOWN'S most entertaining imbiber, EDWARD HARMON!

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    SNOW TOWN "MAGICIAN'S CIRCLE" Level: All of the Above + As a Member of the MAGICIAN'S CIRCLE, YOU will receive one of JOB HARMON'S MAGICAL SLATES with a coded message from the ONE and ONLY MAGICIAN!

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    SNOW TOWN "MAYOR/ANGEL" Level: All of the Above + You will receive the KEYS to SNOW TOWN! As MAYOR, you will be written into the STORY and become part of the SNOW TOWN world! PLUS YOU, wonderful YOU, will be given an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT on the SNOW TOWN I-Fi App!

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    SNOW TOWN "FOUNDING FAMILY" Level: All of the Above + You will receive ONE of the THREE FOUNDING FAMILY STAVES. Plucked from the lower SPIRAL, your WOODEN STAFF is engraved with a Founding Family "H" and an important code that will open up a SECRET FOUNDING FAMILY BOX within the SNOW TOWN I-Fi App!

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