menu

I Am Playr: Social Gaming Meets POV Interactive Storytelling

I Am Playr: Social Gaming Meets POV Interactive Storytelling
Gaming

An upcoming genre-bending release combines elements of gaming, social networking, video and first person narrative to simulate the highs and lows of becoming a football star.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 18 november 2010

With the mainstreaming of new platforms from smartphones to tablets for viewing content, we’ve been seeing a push to create hybrid forms of entertainment that often blur the lines between real and digital and audience and creator, bringing an element of interactivity to what was once an inherently passive activity. One such explosion is already happening within the realm of social gaming, where popular titles like Farmville are attracting huge followings thanks to their ability to combine relatively easy game play with an underlying social aspect that touches on equal parts collaboration and competition. But what happens when that game experience begins to cross over the line into the realm of film?

That’s the question that We R Interactive is hoping to answer when it launches its I Am Playr online game (in private beta) later this year. The genre-bending release combines elements of gaming, social networking, video and first person narrative to simulate the highs and lows of becoming a football (soccer) star. The idea is to create a choose-your-own adventure style story where players compete on multiple levels against a global audience, in an attempt to make their “in-game” character the most successful.

What makes the game truly interesting, is the fact that how participants perform on the pitch and in the training room, is only half the story of stardom. They must also navigate the often precarious world of life off the field as well, carefully choosing agents and potential mates, along with how late to stay out the night before games.

All of this unfolds in a variety of ways as game’s website explains:

As you play through each week you’ll be picking up the narrative through a variety of different media.  You’ll be getting text messages from people, see your story unfold through headlines in the tabloids, get video messages from friends, be able to tune in to radio broadcasts talking about what’s happening in your life and read what the fans think of your performance in blogs and fanzines.

A key feature of the Game is the fact that some of these clips will be interactive. You’ll watch them through and at the end be given a choice, a dilemma which forces you to pick a narrative path. Making these choices can dramatically affect the way your game plays out. Choices have consequences, and those consequences feed in to all the other aspects of the game. Some of these choices will be straight forward and have an obvious and immediate consequence. Others might come back to haunt you later in the season.

The trailer for I Am Playr demonstrates the first person POV below:

I Am Playr

We R Interactive

[via digitalbuzz]

Gaming
Trending

Get A Better Idea Of How You Are Wasting Your Time

Mobile
Syndicated Today

What Could The Highway Of The Future Look Like?

As technology for automated vehicles improves, there’s a sharper focus on building a ‘smarter’ infrastructure where they can thrive

Design Today

Plastic Wind Trees Are Bringing Sustainable Power To Residential Homes

These French-made turbines are offering a small, aesthetically pleasing approach to affordable personal energy

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Retail: Technology Primer

See All
Home Today

Dyson’s Wi-Fi Connected Fan Purifies, Cools & Heats The Air

The new luxury home appliance aims to be an all-in-one device for the connected home

Education Today

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going

PURPLELIST EXPERTS

Paula Scher

Graphic Design, Branding, Print Design, Design

Advertising Today

Brewing Company Turns Car Emissions Into Ink

Tiger Beer has created a sustainable process to transform air pollution into supplies for street art

Design Today

Space-Saving Sofa Has Extra Furniture Hidden Inside

Living in an apartment with limited space? This three-in-one bed transforms based on your needs

Culture Today

Browser Extension Blocks Any Pages That Make You Unhappy

The software can detect your facial movements and prevent content that brings up negative emotions

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 25, 2016

Retail Expert: What Sustainability Means To The Millennial Generation

Jo Godden, Founder of RubyMoon, discusses how brands can limit their environmental impact worldwide

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Automotive Today

Reserve Your Parking Spot Before You Even Get Behind The Wheel

A new Ford app allows drivers to select and arrange for a space in a garage to be available at the end of their journey, so they can travel worry-free

Work Today

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Desk Is Becoming An Ecosystem Of Satellite Workstations

Our Future of Work vision is an app that frees employees from the tyranny of a static desk

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX on why employee fulfillment is a journey and not a destination

Food Today

A Tiny Amount Of This Powder Could Block All The Bitterness In Food

A new substance made from mushrooms can bond with taste receptors on your tongue to overcome unpleasant flavors

Asia Today

Whimsical Dental Clinic Design Aims To Calm Patient Fears

Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Mobile Today

Messenger Service Only Delivers You Updates Three Times A Day

Formal is a new app designed to help people ignore the constant stream of texts from their phone and focus on what's in front of them

Design Today

Movable Vacation House Constructed Using Concrete Boxes

The 4,000 square foot building is made up of modular frames so it can be relocated if needed due to coastline erosion

No search results found.