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Protagonize is a creative writing community dedicated to writing various forms of collaborative, interactive fiction. One author writes a story, and others post branches or chapters to it in different directions. The result is an organic, evolving story where everyone can participate.
Protagonize was developed as an attempt to modernize the collaborative creative writing arena; this entained providing enhanced usability to authors, creating better tools for them to publish and distribute their content, and allow them to easily work with others. Protagonize launched on December 27th, 2007, and has been receiving an excellent response from users and the press, with over 22,000 authors signing up for the site since its debut.
- In June of 2008, Protagonize was selected as a finalist in the 2008 Canadian New Media Awards, for “Excellence in Social Media Websites”
- In July of 2008, Backbone Magazine and KPMG named Protagonize as one of the top 20 Web 2.0 projects in Canada in their PICK 20 competition
- In November of 2008, Protagonize was selected as a winner in two separate categories of the 2008 Applied Arts Interactive Awards, and was featured in the March 2009 issue of the magazine
- In March of 2009, Protagonize was announced as a finalist in the Community category of the 2009 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Web Awards
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