Collaborative Writing App Works Through Passing Notes

Passing notes in school is the inspiration behind a new video game app called Write It! Versus, in which players have to write stories quickly before they get caught by the teacher.

The goal of the app is to encourage collaborative storytelling in real time. Players are given a random title and up to three words to use in a tweet-friendly line. Players earn points and coins based on how fast they create a blurb and how words they use. The player’s opponent picks up the story where it leaves off using three new words. Opponents can earn extra points rating story submissions.

A high score earns players the title Master Storyteller, who can beat the villain of the game, an evil teacher named Mr. Sharks.