Interactive Non-Fiction

Posted: January 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Interactive Fiction, production | 3 Comments »

This had been in planning for some time, but I wanted to wait until I was nearly done with editing before announcing it.

GET LAMP will be partially interactive.

Basically, the main GET LAMP stops and then splits into multiple directions, when you choose. This is how I can have it have about 3 hours of movie (which is roughly what it is looking like) but not murder the audience. It will also allow you to address the Interactive Fiction story from multiple angles, which otherwise would be competing for your attention.

It will, of course, be possible to skip the interactive portion and just see the different mixes, and it will also be possible to say “just go ahead and show me that 3 hour movie”. But this potential for having some amount of say on the film’s progress is, to me, part of the nature of interactive fiction, and the movie will reflect it.

I’m calling this feature Interactive Non-Fiction and it’s meant a lot of work in some aspects, but I am secure the result will be unique indeed.

I won’t claim this hasn’t been done before, because I simply have no easy way to research it, but I think we can assume this doesn’t happen all that often.

Prepare to Choose!


3 Comments on “Interactive Non-Fiction”

  1. 1 lemonkey said at 6:29 pm on January 19th, 2010:

    Thanks for giving the choice, although I’ll probably just end up watching the whole thing all at once :D

  2. 2 Rex Rhino said at 7:19 am on January 20th, 2010:

    Well, I suppose I don’t mind this as an option if not selected by default… But really, I just want to hit play, and watch the documentary. I just want to hit play, and watch extra features. And I don’t want to have to jump through a bunch of menus to do that.

    I mean, the core audience for this documentary are going to watch all of it straight through… and people who aren’t in the core audience are not going to be big fans of interactive movies. It is a nifty idea, but I hope it is not too obtrusive, because I think it might be a distraction from a really great documentary.

  3. 3 Steve said at 3:17 pm on January 20th, 2010:

    Wow- that sounds really awesome- can’t wait to try it out.
    Your DVD sounds like it has the potential to be the coolest in my collection (hopefully beating Pure Pwnage and the amazing disc menus)

    All the best Jason!


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