Twitch Wins First Emmy With Interactive Series

“Artificial” producer Bernie Su will receive an Emmy award for the groundbreaking interactive science fiction series “Artificial” on September 14 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. You may remember we covered the Twitch series (which is reminiscent of Humans) here on The Story Fix a couple weeks back.

“Artificial” follows Dr. Matt Lin (Tohoru Masamune) and his artificial human Sophie Lin (Tiffany Chu) who, as the story progresses, tries to become a real human. The bi-weekly sci-fi series streams live, starting with a scripted story that shifts depending on live audience feedback. That must be some kind of logistical nightmare!

Audience members interact with the characters and Twitch viewers affect the story by voting in real-time polls, submitting questions, sharing input with fan mail etc. The show’s season 2 finale aired on August 29. 

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This win mark’s Twitch’s first Emmy and third for Su who won his first for his YouTube webseries “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”, a re-imagining of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and his second for “Emma Approved”, an adaptation of Austen’s “Emma”.

Twitch celebrated the win on Twitter

Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin praised “Artificial” for devising next-level entertainment.

“What we love about Artificial is that its audience can truly evolve the story both during and outside of the live broadcast over the course of the series to take full direction of the show,” Lin told Deadline in an interview earlier this year. “In the many alternate universes that the creators of the series have envisioned and developed, the audience gets to see only one, but their impact, through the many polls and clever interactive prompts, is what makes every episode exciting.”

Check out the trailer + recap below:

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