You're alone, browsing The Telegraph website, when a dangerous-looking article catches your eye. Your hesitate, torn. Reading it will put your life at risk – but the article contains a vital piece of the ancient map you're after. Want to play it safe? Click away to tamer pastures... although don't expect everything you encounter there to be friendly. Want to brave the article? Keep reading. Okay, so there's no map. And your life isn't in danger. But one thing that could be, judging by the latest Netflix-related headlines, is conventional storytelling. The online streaming service and content producer this week launched its first adult "choose your own ending" programme, Bandersnatch, an interactive... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Choose Your Own Adventure experiment: are multiple endings the future of TV?
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Kelly Lawler USA TODAY Published 10:19 AM EST Dec 28, 2018 As if "Black Mirror" wasn't already horrifying enough, Netflix now offers its viewers the opportunity to choose their own terror. The "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" film, which debuted Friday on the streaming service, is a surprise in more ways than one. Announced only one day before the debut, "Bandersnatch" also isn't a typical "Mirror" story. It is an interactive "choose your own adventure" film, where the viewer is forced to make choices that alter the direction of the story, much like the popular series of books from the 1980s and 1990s. So far, Netflix has used this technology mostly for its animated children's programming, but with "Bandersnatch" they make a big leap, from a creative and a technological perspective, offering choices that are bigger than what Puss in Boots is going to do today. There's no denying it's fun to play along during "Bandersnatch." The film follows Stefan … [Read more...] about ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’: Does Netflix’s choose-your-own-adventure work?
BLACK Mirror fans have been turned into 'serial killers' and they've not been able to sleep thanks to new instalment Bandersnatch. Viewers say they have been left stressed out and left wide awake by the Netflix show's ground breaking choose your own adventure format. The interactivity means you can choose the direction of the story, and some people aren't quite sure how to deal with their new-found control. One wrote on Twitter: "When i told liv to choose 'chop up the body' and explained why she knew in that moment that i’m a serial killer #Bandersnatch". Another said: "I had to kill my dad a solid 10 times and Colin ... twice... before I finally got the “true” #Bandersnatch ending. This could be a serial killer litmus test #blackmirror". A third wrote: "Me at 2am trying to keep going back for the bunny but the passwords keep changing #Bandersnatch". A fourth said: "This new black mirror movie really got me choosing between cereal brands at 3am LMAO #bandersnatch". … [Read more...] about Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch turns fans into ‘serial killers’ and stops them sleeping with ‘stressful’ choose your own adventure format
Earlier this week it was confirmed that Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror would return to Netflix once again in December for season five of the show. One of the talking points was if this season would bring a sequel to 2017's much-loved episode USS Callister. Another talking point was the possibility of an interactive episode. A report in Bloomberg suggested that a “choose your own adventure” episode of the show is in the works for season 5, and that it’ll debut before the end of 2018. This won't be Netflix's first forray into interactive content. Netflix Interactive has been used on children's shows for some time. It lets you make choices for the characters, shaping the story as you go. However, the platform is now looking to do this for adults, according to an earlier Bloomberg report. Bloomberg’s report was short on details about the episode, and gave no real sources for the story, simply stating it came from “people familiar with the matter.” The … [Read more...] about Netflix planning ‘choose-your-own adventure’ Black Mirror episode
Play along with this fork-themed choose-your-own adventure BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A comedy writer is taking Twitter users on a democratic journey, by creating a choose-your-own adventure tale based on the platform’s poll function. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/play-along-with-this-forkthemed-chooseyourown-adventure-37186684.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/article37186678.ece/2c694/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_5f99175d-9ff0-41ac-a273-e8f358531e8a_1 Email A comedy writer is taking Twitter users on a democratic journey, by creating a choose-your-own adventure tale based on the platform’s poll function. Jack Bernhardt began his first choose-your-own adventure experiment, set in the land of Forktopia, a year ago. Twitter users were encouraged to take part in the adventure by responding to a series of polls, sending the story in a variety of directions. On Friday, he began the third instalment. What followed was a series of decisions involving … [Read more...] about Play along with this fork-themed choose-your-own adventure