I'm planning to create a game. It won't be the first game I've created (or even released), but it will be my first game with any story to speak of.
I'm still very much in the planning phase of the entire thing (even earlier than that perhaps), and I often have thoughts of events that could happen, or pivotal characters that could exist, but I don't know of a good way to track them.
I know that I've already had (and subsequently forgotten) quite a few ideas.
I think the fact that it's going to be a game is irrelevant to the question really. I'm quite sure that my problem applies to any kind of story writing.
- I could probably write things down - but I fear that doing so would not scale well. I might keep jotting down paragraphs here and there - but once I've done so I may never find it again once there are a few.
- Ideas containing events may not necessarily have a character assigned to them yet. How do people even write down ideas when you aren't willing to commit to the names of characters yet? "Person A meets Person B" is confusing to write and read.
What software or techniques do people use to keep track of their fragmented ideas so that they can be found later, and drawn together as they evolve?