During a Game Design class, my professor Eric Zimmerman showed us a narrative story book style game that he designed some years ago. What you have is a fixed Cover and Last page and a deck of 52 cards which contain short sentences. You shuffle the 52 cards and draw 5 and put them between the Cover and Last page and that is it. You read it from Cover to the Last page and that is your story. His design was called Life in the Garden which is about Adam, Eve and the snake.
After the class, I was quite intrigued by the design because even though the sentences may not seem to make much sense individually, when they are combined together, for some strange reason a very cohesive story is formed. As Eric put it, it formed an insight into a slice of time in the story and we fill in the rest of the story with our imagination. Since we were still in the midst of finishing up our classes on Phaser, I quickly mocked up a working prototype. Garageband provided a very good and suitably moody piano overture which I used and viola!, I had a good web application going. I decided to engage my classmate to create the art and after permission from my professor, I released it into the wilds :P
You can find it here and refresh the browser to get a new set of 5 sentences to form your new story:
Do share with me if there are particular combinations that struck a chord with you!