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Storyspace is a hypertext writing environment that is especially well suited to large, complex, and challenging hypertexts. Storyspace focuses on the process of writing, making it easy and pleasant to link, revise, and reorganize.

Storyspace is available for Windows and Macintosh computers.

Storyspace creates hypertexts that you are free to publish or redistribute free. Storyspace hypertexts can be saved as stand-alone programs or exported to the World Wide Web.

Storyspace excels at creating rich hypertext structures. The unique and powerful Storyspace map shows each hypertext writing space and each of its links. Because writers can add, link, and reorganize by moving writing spaces on the map, Storyspace encourages creative exploration and flexibility.

Storyspace is best known as the tool of choice for serious hypertext writers. Storyspace is also popular for research and analysis, especially in difficult areas like anthropology and journalism, where the organization of information often changes as information accumulates. Because Storyspace is easy to use, and because it helps writers to visualize and manipulate their work, Storyspace is also popular in writing courses and workshops throughout the world. For one of these courses, Prof. Jean Clement of the University of Paris 8 has written a French-language guide to Storyspace.

Storyspace Case Studies

Storyspace on the Big Screen by Adrian Miles

An Australian educator discusses the role of Storyspace in film criticism.

Storyspace In China by Maris Boyd Gillette

An anthropological team from Harvard uses Storyspace in the field, to study the customs of the Han Chinese.

Storyspace in the Classroom, by Jeanie Crane

A courseware review, reprinted from Computers In The Humanities.

Storyspace in the Language Laboratory, by George Mitrevski

Storyspace is found to be "extremely useful for developing reading materials for foreign language learners."

Documenting Government Procedures on the Web: Storyspace and the Decision Process Guidebook

Technical writers at the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, a government agency, use Storyspace to design powerful online documentation with rich and effective linking.

Storyspace versus the 'Database of Doom': customer support in the insurance industry, by David Caruba

Storyspace fills a void in providing flexible data access for internal support personnel.

Storyspace and New Media, by Gloria Stern.

Storyspace makes an effective tool for planning and storyboarding.

The Loom and the Weaver: Storyspace and Literary Research, by Dene Grigar and Mindi Corwin.

Two scholars use Storyspace to study the changing portrayal of women by studying Homeric translation through the ages.

Storyspace and Hypervideo Screenwriting: the HyperCafe project.

A profile of Storyspace as a tool for interactive screenwriting, by the winners of the first Engelbart Prize.

Much of the best-known hypertext fiction that has appeared to date was written using Storyspace, starting with Michael Joyce's pioneering classic, afternoon, a story. Eastgate publishes an extensive catalog of fine, original hypertext, both fiction and nonfiction.

Questions for Eastgate?

Questions about Storyspace, or about any Eastgate publication: From the USA or Canada, call Eastgate Systems at (800) 562-1638. From overseas, call +1 (617) 924-9044. From anywhere, e-mail us at orders@eastgate.com.

System Requirements:

Storyspace is designed to be compact, fast, and compatible

Macintosh Windows

MacOS X 10.3 or later. Macintosh Classic versions available, too.

Windows: If you have enough RAM to run Windows, you have enough RAM for Storyspace.


Storyspace comes with an unconditional money-back 30-day guarantee.

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Storyspace for Macintosh $295
Storyspace for Windows
Ten-user license (for Macintosh or Windows) $695.00
Hundred-user license (for Mac or Windows) $4995.00