When I was a kid I loved to read the “Choose your own adventure” formatted books. Â Like the cliffhanger serial films of my father’s generation, these books would put the main characters into perilous situations and then pose a question to the reader. Â Should the hero return to camp? Â then turn to page 23. Â It created an interactive experience that made me feel that I was part of the story.
I just watched a video advertising an new kind of interactive adventure. I’m not a fan of Horror movies, but this is how the adventure movie works. Audience members upload their phone numbers at the beginning of the movie, then during the movie the on screen character picks up their phone and calls one of them. The audience member then “helps” the person in the film by giving them directions. Watch the video and see how awesome this is!by