INTERACTIVE WORKS

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Skam (2015-2017, Julie Andem)

Transmedia

TV

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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (1985, Broderbund)

Video Game

Carmen Sandiego is a series of American educational mystery video games that spawned an edutainment franchise of the same name.

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The Oregon Trail Series (1971, MECC)

Branching Narrative

Video Game

The Oregon Trail is a series of educational computer games. The first game was originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in 1974. The original game was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding a party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley via a covered wagon in 1848.

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Steve Jackson's Sorcery! (1983-1985, Steve Jackson)

Branching Narrative

Literature

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Puss In Book (2017, Netflix)

Branching Narrative

Film

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Netflix

An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain (1941, Jorge Luis Borges)

Precursor, Branching Narrative

Literature

Considered by some as the original inspiration for the gamebook, An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain features an author whose novel is a three-part story containing two branch points, with nine possible endings.

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CARNE y ARENA (2017, Alejandro G. Inarritu)

Immersive

Film, Virtual Reality

This VR work transports participants into the Chihuahuan Desert. There, they join a caravan of migrants being led by a coyote across the U.S. border, leading to a dangerous but commonplace encounter with the U.S. Border Patrol.

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Tony n' Tina's Wedding (1985, Artificial Intelligence comedy troupe)

Immersive

Theatre

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Pokemon Go (Niantic, 2016)

Augmented Reality

Game

Pokemon Go is an Augmented Reality Game. It uses the mobile device GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures called Pokemon which appears if they are in the player's real-world location.

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Apple Store, Google Store

The Lizzie Bennett Diaries (Bernie Sue, 2012)

Transmedia

TV, Film

It's a Youtube transmedia web series

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Youtube

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018, David Slade)

Branching Narrative

Film, TV

A young programmer starts to question reality when he adapts a mad writer's fantasy novel into a video game. In Bandersnatch, viewers make decisions for the main character.

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Netflix