Examples of recent interactive films on Netflix, YouTube, BBC and Stornaway (see credits top right)

Interactive Film, TV, Games and Music

Interactive Music Promo

Oqijay

The House of Music Entertainment have created a fantastic interactive promo EPK for their music artist Oqijay.

Play his songs, flick through his biog and photo album or download a press release with mp3 clips.  The choice is yours!

This shows how you can create an interactive experience by combining multiple media elements in Stornaway.io

Interactive vlog game

Life Moves Pretty Fast

Part vlog, part game, the viewer gets to follow Wolfie on multiple paths to work through the city – encountering and re-encountering memorable characters across two timelines. He’s walking to work, like he always does. But today is his birthday – so surely something should be different?
When you’ve played it, have a look at the Playable Map which lets you dive into the story at any point and see the paths not taken!

Interactive Horror Short

Behind Closed Doors

This short horror by cinematographer/director/producer team of Josefine Midtgaard, Hanna Szwebs and Laura Bonde Pedersen is the gripping and disturbing story of a young woman in Copenhagen who’s just moved into a new apartment far away from family and friends. To her dismay, her life isn’t as easy as imagined, as she becomes witness to strange and ominous things happening around the apartment, which she suspects is related to an old nordic mythical creature called Draugur…

Interactive Dating Game

Find Me A Girlfriend!

Find Me a Girlfriend is an interactive film that replicates the format of a video game to explore issues such as internalised homophobia and fetishisation within the LGBTQIA+ community. The film embarks on this exploration with the characters, Sam and Alexa.

These issues are introduced to the audience in a video game format, giving them the power to choose how they deal with this

Game for TV, Consoles, Steam & Mobile

The Gallery

A feature length interactive hostage thriller in two parts, from leading interactive director Paul Raschid (The Complex; Five Dates; Deathtrap Dungeon). An art dealer is held hostage by a portrait painter who threatens to detonate a bomb unless the artist’s ever-changing demands are met.
Read Paul talking about his interactive filmmaking process with Stornaway.io here.

Interactive Marketing Videos, Tours and Demos

Interactive Marketing Video

Find Your Flavour

Want to know which Manaka Coffee best suites your taste buds? Let Phumlani help you find out as he takes you on an interactive journey to test your taste buds. You can trust him… he knows his Manaka Coffee. Made by Rebels Playground.

Interactive Recruitment Video

Personalised School Open Day

Let three students give you a tour of the courses and spaces at this design school in France. Clara, Guillaume and Simon vie and banter a little to show you their favourite bits, and let you follow your interests to find out more. Made for the ESDL by Adrien Terroir of Dune Production.

Interactive E-Learning, Quizzes, Tutorials and Training

Creative Learning Portal

Josephine Baker

The creative team at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath are using Stornaway.io to make a Creative Learning Portal for their show about the life of legendary African-American entertainer, activist and French Resistance fighter Josephine Baker, to be explored by teachers and children in classrooms before and after the play. With Josephine’s ‘grandson’ as their guide, children will make choices to expand their thinking by journeying through more than 26 different films, activities, interviews and experiences.

Interactive History Lesson

A Historical Tour of Florence

Take your class outdoors to see the things you’re teaching them – and ask them questions to make sure they’re fully engaged!

This is an interactive history lesson (in Italian) which your teacher acts as a tour guide cycling around the beautiful city of Florence/Firenze and asks you questions. Expect questions every minute or two – if you speak Italian. Otherwise, enjoy the scenery!

University & Film School Game Design and Interactive Narrative Courses

Interactive Filmmaking Course

American University Collaborative Interactive Filmmaking

University film and game courses in the USA and UK have been using Stornaway.io in student projects and courses. This is one example of a project by a class of 1st year film students at American University in Washington DC. They each wrote and directed a film in lockdown, collaborating with each other and designing a world they called the ‘circle of hell’, with 7 interconnecting shorts – at the end of each, you get a choice to view another.

This film is being screened at BAFTA qualifying Encounters Film Festival this month.

For more information about using Stornaway.io at your University or Film School, have a look at our Academic offer here.

Interactive Experimental Film Course

University of West of England Experimental Film Course

(UK, 2021) | Open Full Screen

Kate Moody, Felix Hodgson and Louis Barron-Forde, all film students at University of the West of England, used Stornaway.io in their experimental film course to make this beautiful experimental exploration of memory.

Other student drama and experimental and game projects are currently being made as part of film courses or independently by students – if you’re a student or running course, get in touch about our academic offers and support.

This film is being screened at BAFTA qualifying Encounters Film Festival this month

For more information about using Stornaway.io at your University or Film School, have a look at our Academic offer here.

And much more!

The above is a sample of some recent highlights

These are just a few of the many areas and projects that people are using Stornaway.io for the moment, to give you a taste of the huge range of ways that imaginative people are playing with interactive video stories.

As well as a fabulous delivery platform, Stornaway.io is also in use in creative agencies and game studios to let them easily design, prototype and pitch interactive projects which will end up on other platforms: VR, Steam, Consoles, AR (via Unity or Unreal), SVODs, YouTube and more.

Get in touch to find out more – and sign up now to have a play.

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