Proving that our digital young have entered the UGC pool, here’s the result of a 9-year-old writing a bit of fan fiction around the popular PC game “HalfLife”, and some folks from Fark.com enacting it with a HalfLife 2 level-design mod tool.
Edit: The embedded video above seems to not be cooperating. Here’s the direct link to it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxyZaZlaOs.
I remember writing my first stories as a young lad, scribbling away about haunted houses and spaceships on my wide-ruled paper, maybe acting them out later with my Star Wars action figures. Fast forward 25 years and we see over a million people sharing in this kid’s private universe.
Granted, he’s no Fred, but give him 10 years…