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Netflix Adds Interactive Storytelling

Netflix Adds Interactive Storytelling

Well, Netflix is finally premiering the first of its new Interactive Storytelling movies - Puss In Book: Trapped In An Epic Tale, combining the classic choose your own adventure style with the Netflix original Puss in Boots animation. "Being an internet-based company enables us to innovate new formats, deliver at scale to millions of members all over the world on multiple device types and, most importantly, learn from it".

If the first batch of interactive episodes is successful, Netflix hopes to create interactive series where every episode has the choose-your-own-adventure aspect.

Over a decade ago, the "Choose Your Own Adventure" brand released an interactive animated DVD called The Abominable Snowman with voice work by William H. Macy and Frankie Muniz.

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Building on popular kid's titles already on the streaming service, Interactive Storytelling lets kids use their TV remotes or tap their touchscreens to guide the story and help characters they're familiar with decide what to do. Now, that conversation can be two-way'.

At one point Puss in Boots finds himself in the story of Goldilocks with the Three Bears staring at him. "It's really about finding the right stories - and storytellers - that can tell these complex narratives and bring them to life in a compelling way", says Engelbrecht Fisher. The eight different choices lead to four different possible endings.

For those who have ever played any of Telltale's video games like The Walking Dead or Guardians of the Galaxy, Puss in Book looks like it functions in the same way.

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Asked if this technology would be applied to shows for adults, Engelbrecht Fisher said: "We have built the tools to be able to offer this to our creators, who have stories to tell. We'll see where things go".

Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale launches globally today, and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile will launch on 14 July.

What do you think about Netflix's new Interactive Storytelling functionality?

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