Interview: IF as Social Experiment with Narratio Studios

Survival and social commentary mix in Powerless the debut interactive fiction game from Narratio Studios.

No Code Studio Takes Interactive Fiction Mainstream with Observation

No Code Studio could become a bona fide mainstream contender with the release of the interactive sci-fi thriller, Observation.

“S” Remains a Singular Interactive Novel

The story goes that mega-producer J.J. Abrams was walking through LAX airport when he found a book sitting on a bench. When he opened it, he found an inscription reading: "To whomever finds this book please read it and take it somewhere and leave it for someone else to read."

Interview: Designing a Concept Album with Faye Simms

Rock and Roll is driven by narrative. Musicians adopt personas, world-build around themselves and the audience plays along. Some examples are overt -- David Bowie becomes Ziggy Stardust, Brian Hugh Warner steps on stage as Marilyn Manson -- but there is something particularly immersive about a good concept album

#WarGames Rejects Overt Interactivity for Narrative Flow

A common complaint from viewers of the recently release interactive Black Mirror episode, "Bandersnatch", is that pausing the show's narrative to engage with binary choices was a nuisance that disrupted the narrative flow.

Netflix Confirms More Interactive Content Coming

Great news, IF fans! In a fourth quarter earnings call, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed that more interactive fiction content was coming to Netflix. “We’ve got a hunch that it works across all kinds of storytelling,” Sarandos said. “And some of the greatest storytellers in the world are eager to dig into it.” He went [...]

Netflix Sued Over Interactive Black Mirror Episode

A twist ending has been discovered in "Bandersnatch," the interactive episode of Black Mirror that was recently released on Netflix. In it, the streaming giant gets sued by Chooseco LLC, the creators of the original Choose Your Own Adventure series of books. The twist? It's actually happening. You may remember that "Bandersnatch" opens with a [...]