I Am Playr: Social Gaming Meets POV Interactive Storytelling
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.
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?