The idea of the game is that anybody in this forum can update this adventure
Different artists / writers will take turns continuing the story.
However, in order to maintain some vague sense of sanity, there will be some rules.
After I post the first page:
In order to post the next entry you must claim it. After an update is posted anyone on the forum can ask to go next. This can be as simple as posting "Dibs!" or whatever you want, as long as you're claiming the next turn in some way. The first person to posts dibs after an update gets the next turn. There will never be some big order list, turns will be at a first come, first serve basis.
After you claim the next turn you have 48 hours to post the next entry. I'm sorry if this seems strict but this is just to keep things moving. If you do not post your update in time the previous first-dibs rule applies and your turn is now up for grabs. Also, if for some reason you find out you don't have time to update, it would be nice to post in the forum and pass your turn. Asking for more time is allowed however.
You must wait two turns before you can go again.
NO CROSSOVERS / MSPA OR MSPAFA CHARACTERS / FAN TROLLS / SBURB GAMES / etc.This includes self-insert characters of any kind. Please don't crosspost your OC's from other forum games. Also, no pre-existing alien races. Let's make up our own!
Anyone's Game should be an open-ended adventure (sort of like Jail Break). Also, to keep things more open-ended and unpredictable, I don't think this should be a SBURB game but instead be something completely original on its own. It can be inspired by MSPA and other things, just please don't copy entirely.
Inside jokes are okay but don't use them all the time forever.
Continue the story.Please do not suddenly change the whole story completely (without reason, anyways.) It should make sense with all the previous entries. Also, please no Mary Sue moments. Lastly, if an update is confusing (such as, the next person can't tell what one of those objects in the background is) wacky misinterpretations are fair game.
Only your update counts as an official part of the story. With spoilers you can clarify what something meant in your update or make a suggestion or two about what could happen next. But if you make outright demands on what has to happen next... these will not be canon. The reasoning behind this is, first, it makes it easier for new people to join and make updates. People shouldn't have to worry about missing secret rules or stepping on other contributors toes just because they missed a hidden away memo. (There's enough to keep track of in the actual story). Secondly, because in severe cases it could be a form of railroading.
Be creative!Feel free to use any art style or medium you choose, as long as it's easy to recognize what's going on and we know which character is which. Half the fun is going to be seeing all the different ways people create / draw their updates. Using photos or text-only is allowed but hand-drawn is recommended so that the next person will have more to work off of (and photos might be limiting depending on the situation).
If you don't follow the rules your entry is skipped.This is also rather strict but if massive derailing happens / posting a turn without dibs / etc. then the next turn should continue from the entry prior to that point.
Lastly, HAVE FUN!Apologies for the wall of text and I hope you find that these rules are fair.
Let's get started!
Oh god, how the hell did you get here?
You do not have complete amnesia of your life but you cannot remember or fathom how the hell you ended up on some kind of floating, gravity-defying island. Has reality glitched out? Are you dreaming? You're not quite sure that you're dreaming since this feels very, very real.
You can't remember yesterday that well but at some point you must've blacked out and regained consciousness in a world with strange architecture and utter disregard to physics.
It has a small amount money and your school ID. These are fairly useless right now.
Keys to your family's apartment. You normally keep them with you so you can get back home after school. Also currently useless.
Obviously there's no signal but it's the closest thing you have to a flashlight if you would ever need one.
(Note: you can't Be the other character(s) yet because you haven't interacted with them!)
What will you do next?