Be The Hero! Choose Your Adventure!

Why be a tourist when you can be a pirate? Or survive a zombie apocalypse? Or uncover a mystery, delve into indigenous mythology, or walk in the shoes of a soldier off to war?


Discover what adventures are near you.
We have adventures in Australia, Brazil, & Argentina,
with more added every month.

Partner With Us

Turn your city into an adventure-filled wonderland by partnering with Story City to activate your streets with stories made by YOUR local creatives.

Become a Creator

We're opening our platform to creators across the world in 2020. Join the mailing list to be the first to hear about our beta launch, & our creator call outs for our partner projects.

How Story City Works

Story City makes you the hero of your own story, giving you the chance to take part in an adventure at locations across the world. You can take part in these interactive stories from real-life choose-your-adventures, to puzzle trails, to historic tales across Australia using the Story City App. We’ve also added our first international stories in Brazil and Argentina with more coming every month!

Whether you’re a reader, an adventurer, a traveller, a family, a gamer or maybe even a geocacher, our stories take you to the most interesting locations around the city with adventures created by local creators who know their city best.

The Story City app and adventures are currently FREE to download and enjoy.

Will you explore Brisbane while running from a zombie apocalypse? Or how about cruising the Adelaide streets while solving a mystery? Or will you be pillaging the city looking for pirate supplies? It’s your adventure, so it’s up to you!

Getting Started

Story City stories aren’t like your everyday stories where you are a sideliner, separate from the narrative. We want to give you stories you can see and touch, stories that allow you to interact, be a part of them, and to make choices that can change them. As you make the decisions that affect how your story ends, you also travel a unique path through the city you’re exploring.

Each story starts at a particular location in the city it’s set and then branches off into dozens of different locations around the city. As you make the decisions that affect how your story ends, you also travel a unique path through the city you’re exploring.

When the app detects you are in the right location it unlocks the next part of the story. Each story happens in the location that you are standing and can be enjoyed by listening to the narrated audio/video or reading the story on screen.

Follow the steps below to get started:


Using your smart phone or tablet go to your preferred app store (Android App Store or Apple App Store) and download the free Story City App.


Using the list or map section browse through the stories until you find the one you’re most excited about! The app will tell you exactly how far away you are from the start point of each story.


Select the story you wish to do. If you don’t want to use your mobile internet data you can pre-download the story via Wi-Fi before you head out.


Go to the first location and hit the ‘Start’ button! At the end of the story in each location, you’ll be given options of where you can go next.


Choose which way you want to go and walk to the next location by following the map. The options to the next part of the story will only show on the map if you are in the right location.


Keep going until you reach The End! Remember, the next section of the story will only show up if you are in the right location.

Download the Story City App from the Android App Store or Apple App Store now!

We want you to see the world differently. We want to redefine stories so that they are something you are a part of, rather than something you are told. And we want to support the local storytellers you know, to do it.

Meet Our Team

Emily Craven


Emily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the creator of the Story City GPS app. Emily was the first person in the world to create real-life choose your adventures and is the winner of the Brisbane City Council Innovation Award for her innovative storytelling projects.

Badrdine Sabhi


A Software Engineer with a proven track record of over 5 years of experience in Software Development, Mobile App Development, Cloud Computing, and Artificial Intelligence. Has a strong passion for Technology mixed with a great deal of entrepreneurial spirit.

Ben Carey

Editor & Producer

With a PhD in interactive storytelling, Ben is a passionate and motivated writer with a range of professional writing experience, including narrative design for games, copywriting, technical writing, and creative writing.

Kevin Powe

Voiceover Artist

Kevin Powe is an international voice actor with a passion for oral storytelling and character-driven narrative who specialises in the medium of interactive entertainment, but lends his voice to the full spectrum of voice over work.

Dimity Powell

Community Mentor

A writer for the Story City Gold Coast project in 2015, Dimity writes for children because she wants to be one again and because she loves filling every spare moment with words. She’s the Managing Editor for Kids’ Book Review and writes and reviews exclusively for children with over 30 published stories.

Michelle Worthington

Community Mentor

Michelle is an award-winning children’s author and international guest speaker on the importance of reading and the power of storytelling. A full-time fiction writer based in Brisbane, Michelle credits her three sons for giving her an endless source of inspiration, as well as her wrinkles.

What Our Creators & Users are Saying

Eileen O’Hely

Eileen O’Hely


I learnt a lot about Brisbane and Australia’s history. As well as the subject matter, the style of writing is very different to my normal methods. It’s important for artists to embrace the opportunities that new technology offers us and our audience. Projects run through enterprises like Story City enable just that.

Chris H

Chris H

Android User

Awesome way to see a city I use Story City mainly to explore my own city. I've only lived here for 2 years but feel like I've lived here forever with apps like this giving me a fun way to play and discover. Takes up a little bit of battery, but I just get around that by bringing a power pack. Highly recommend.

Tim Baker

Tim Baker


Exploring the minutea of locations for story telling prompts and clues. Combining vision, sound and story to transport an audience squinting at their smartphones while navigating city streets. It is a wonderful concept and innovative use of modern technology to promote story telling. I learnt a lot from the experience and loved the collaboration.


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