The game is a tabletop game, which was made by some of the same designers from Wizards of the Coast who left them, I believe it's loosely based on the same system as D&D. The idea of the game is that at the beginning the players all make up their own backstories, and they can be anything, and that helps determine the setting of the game (e.g. a dwarf characters makes a backstory where they are the child of the great Kingdom Ulfra of the North, well now there has to be a Kingdom Ulfra of the North in the setting).
I believe the game also had a free SRD type rulebook online and it's story-based. If anyone can point me towards this specific game, or one that sounds similar that would be much appreciated. As much as I love 5th Edition, I think my group could use something a bit more story-based and player-driven. I also know that I could just do this setting thing in any tabletop game but this one just seemed to stick out to me as being a bit simplified and elegant.
Thanks a bunch!