Articles Tagged: interactive

The New Media Writing Prize: The First Five Years

Beginning in 2010, the New Media Writing Prize has been the only competition in the world to open its digital doors to every kind of online, multi-media, interactive storytelling, whether amateur, professionally funded, solo, or collaborative. The competition has placed no boundaries around definitions of literature or game – the only requirements for eligibility have… Read more »

Competition Call: New Artwork for MediaWall

Bath Spa University have launched a competition to create an interactive literary artwork for their MediaWall, to be launched at MIX DIGITAL 3: Writing Digital conference (2-4 July 2015).  The deadline for applications is midnight GMT on Sunday 8th March 2015 Bath Spa University will support the creation of the new artwork with two short funded residencies and… Read more »

Writing Subversive Games: Pitfalls and Potentials

Mez Breeze

One rainy evening somewhere at the early end of 1997, I found myself hepped up on adrenaline while zigzagging through a dungeon. Even though I was being hunted through mazelike hallways by grappling-hook-flinging assailants, I still somehow managed to maintain my grasp on a large red flag and ebony nail gun. …and thus was my… Read more »

Immersive Writing Lab Series #5: Memories, Rituals and Emotional States

If you’re a writer interested in finding out more about immersive entertainment – discovering how your audiences can be immersed and play an active part in your story – then we have a great series of specialist immersive writing guides made available to The Writing Platform by Portal Entertainment and the Immersive Writing Lab team. The guides, created by… Read more »

Immersive Writing Lab Series #4: Audience User-Journeys

If you’re a writer interested in finding out more about immersive entertainment – discovering how your audiences can be immersed and play an active part in your story – then we have a great series of specialist immersive writing guides made available to The Writing Platform by Portal Entertainment and the Immersive Writing Lab team. The guides, created by… Read more »

Immersive Writing Lab Series #3: How To Create Plot

If you’re a writer interested in finding out more about immersive entertainment – discovering how your audiences can be immersed and play an active part in your story – then we have a great series of specialist immersive writing guides made available to The Writing Platform by Portal Entertainment and the Immersive Writing Lab team. The guides, created by… Read more »

Inanimate Alice: Her Unexpected Rise from Marketing Tool to Pedagogical Blockbuster

In 2006 Chris Joseph and I were commissioned to create a series of interactive stories for a marketing campaign for a feature film that didn’t exist.  From that inauspicious beginning, Inanimate Alice has gone on to become one of the most popular digital stories for educators around the world, from primary to doctoral level.  How… Read more »