Can you please give me some advice about the use of a timeline to create an interactive history story of my village Dessel?
Here is the outline of the story.
The story goes about the history of my village in 1271 until 300 years in the future. A normal family travels back in time to the birth of the village. Then they follow the path through times to important events, the way of living, wars, how people worked, farmed and so on. In every year an important event happened, the family will be present.
I want to create a text story where the reader can make interactive choices and based on that choice, takes another part to read in the story. I also intend to include some old games which can be played between the reads at the time they were popular.
Now Intend to create a timeline in C3 with those important dates. For example :
1224 --> first people settled in my village
1271 --> birth of my village
and so on.
Can I create this timeline lets say with the dates :
1221 - 1271 - 1300 - 1400 - 1500 and so on until the year 2300
I am working (researching, planning and plotting) for more than a year now. Now I start actually writing the story and have to choose my interactive environment.
I think C3 has many advantages over Squiffy - Twine - Quest because I can mix the text story (interactive book) with interactive games.
The problem is, I am overwhelmed by the complexity of this project. I taught writing would have been difficult but it seems the easiest part of the project. I want to learn and create this project successfully. It is part of the celebration year 2021 when my village turns 750. I am participating in the official celebration. With 3 other writers, I write for the end spectacle in November 2021.
I will appreciate your advice, suggestions, ideas and help very much. Can you tell me if this project can be done with C3? It will be part of an HTML website, an app for Android or just for PC.
Also, pointers to tutorials (Scirra - Youtube) will be very helpful.
Thank you in advance for your time spent on my request.
Have a nice day!