The Lost Book was a collaborative adventure in storytelling. It took place right here on the world wide web in 2009 and was open to anyone in the known world to join in (we don’t think anyone tuned in from an unknown or lost world!). Thousands of people from 121 different countries got involved.
Episode 1 of The Lost Book animation was posted online on 30 January 2009. The stories for episodes 2 to 6 were created by the audience, who contributed by either making suggestions through the project blog or voting on other people's ideas.
The worldwide writing team solved the mystery of the missing book, created new characters and decided what they’d do. By working together, they plotted the entire series, with a new episode every five weeks.
The posts on this page allow you to find out how everyone collaborated to develop the story of each episode, and who was involved with each. There's also an in-depth case study of episode 5, which includes every word of the online story discussions.