People wouldn't generally see a link between programming and storytelling but if programming involves taking a user through a guided experience using code, it's fundamentally the same. At its core, programming would involve a colorless and purely logical experience. But it's still an experience. Graphics and sound would tend to make the storytelling process more evident. In the case of game development, the storytelling process is probably clearest. But even where a programmer is just composing a sequence of commands to be repeated, potentially endlessly, that series of commands is nonetheless an experience. Optimization is likely the highest goal, to be the fastest and most efficient. So the experience they're crafting is one of ease for the end user. The end user wouldn't worry about their machine overheating due to inefficient code nor would they wait needlessly for the machine to complete its task. We want to build a software that most empowers programmers to script stories. We know the end of our story is the creation of that software. We'll take great care to reconsider the means in working toward that end.
Blender is a 3D design software with a built-in video editor and a powerful compositor, among other relatively hidden gems. The advantage of these tools in a 3D design app might not be obvious to some but it saves from having to learn workflows of multiple apps. Once a user is comfortable with Blender's basic workflow and key commands, it's much easier to learn other parts of the software. Rather than exporting rendered videos to edit in another software, they can use the workflow they're already familiar with to edit within Blender. To be forthright, Blender has a steep learning curve. It takes time to get acquainted with it. The reward being increased productivity through familiarity with an intuitive and fast workflow. Once that time is taken, the same workflow can be applied to other aspects of design like video editing and compositing. What we want is a workflow that's far easier to learn than Blender's. Notepad for Windows provides our base experience. An