Le Livre Secret des Buttes Chaumont


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Join a crafty expatriate as he searches pre-Napoleonic Italy for the fabled Library of the Tiburtine Sybil, said to inform any reader of his own future. Hostile French and Austrian soldiers are closing in on the library, hidden underneath the temple atop Paris’s Parc des Buttes Chaumont. In your quest to find it first, you will face harrowing fights, encounter trying moral dilemmas, and perhaps even meet Napoleon himself.

“Le Livre Secret des Buttes Chaumont” is an interactive short story situated within Paris’s Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Every plot point in the fictional adventure, set in Rome and Tivoli, corresponds to an actual location within the park. The way you choose to navigate the story will guide you on a unique path through the park’s phantasmagorical landscapes.

The colors on the map roughly correspond to the locales in the story.
Gold: Rome Train Station / Ave. de la Cascade, Southeastern Park
Brown: Rome / Eastern Park
Blue: Tivoli / Northeastern Park
Green: Tivoli Forest / Lac des Buttes Chaumont
Red: Temple of the Tiburtine Sybil / Butte Chaumont

To start, click on book #1 (golden).

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Initial drawing of the map Preliminary network drawing Writing the story nodes Parc des Buttes Chaumont Making signs in the park Translating in the park The temple of the Tiburtine Sybil!

Book icon designed by Navdeep Raj (http://dezinerfolio.com)
Translated by Annaig Combe and Daniel Levin Becker