Verb-centric and process-intensive, the software focused on “people, not things,” offering a different approach when compared to the other interactive fiction tools available at the time. Officially launched in 2009 with the storyworld “Balance of Power: 21st Century,” the platform failed to attact widespread attension and languished for years in limbo, remembered only by a few enthusiasts.
In 2018 all of the software was open sourced. New development proceeded slowly over the next two years, halting briefly when Crawford un-retired in 2019 with another quixotic plan for interactive storytelling called Le Morte D’Arthur 3.0 (this latest effort appears to be on hiatus for now).
Work on Storytron has resumed and this site is the new home for these efforts. There’s a Slack group that you can join by emailing me at email@example.com.