OTT & Transmedia

The place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice to OTT - "Over the Top" streaming and Transmedia – the technique of telling a single story or story across multiple platforms including, but not limited to, games, books, events, films and television. 

Christian Nommay
Interactive narratives and the importance of participation

Here's an interesting podcast with my friend Krisna Stott about the great line-up of the upcoming conference The Modern Audience (online event, Feb 2nd), and the importance of interaction in crisis scenario design. Let me know what you think.

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S2E2 - Interactive narratives and the importance of participation by Crisis Designer Weekly Podcast
S2E2 - Interactive narratives and the importance of participation by Crisis Designer Weekly Podcast
In this episode, our guest Krishna Stott, interactive storyteller at BellyFeel, talks about the great line-up of the upcoming conference The Modern Audience (online event, Feb 2nd). We also discuss th…
David Kleve

Very interesting. It seems if you create a game world environment you can get multiple story lines, if you invest in the environment up front.

Christian Nommay

Indeed. It's not video games, but I wrote an article here on Stage 32 about how creating a tabletop RPG can help writing a TV series, and other storylines.

https://www.stage32.com/blog/How-Tabletop-RPG...

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David Kleve

Now we are at the point where the game environment can be a virtual set, as used in Avitar. I absolutely agree with you Christian..

Florin Şumălan
How video games were made - Super Splash Wave - The artistry of 16-bit video games - Strafefox

How video games were made - concept art montage - https://you...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey Florin, this is Karen from the Stage 32 team. I just wanted to let you know I moved your post from Anything Goes to OTT & Transmedia (since this is about Video Games), as it fits much better there. Let me know if you have any questions and all the best to you!

Florin Şumălan
Making of Video Games - Splash Wave - The artistry of 16-bit video games - Strafefox

"...Splash Wave is focused on documenting the 16bit era of video games from a creative, business and technical perspective..."

https://www.youtube.com/c/strafefox/videos

strafefox
strafefox
My Youtube show called Splash Wave is focused on documenting the 16bit era of video games from a creative, business and technical perspective. I try to hi-light a different topic which video.
Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey Florin, this is Karen from the Stage 32 team. I just wanted to let you know I moved your post from Anything Goes to OTT & Transmedia (since this is about Video Games), as it fits much better there. Let me know if you have any questions and all the best to you!

Christian Nommay

This is really cool! The 16-bit era gave us some of the most amazing video games.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Film Studio in Space - and the Metaverse?

So, the newest film studio is set to be built in space as part of "space tourism".

Does this have anything to do with the Metaverse? I feel like they are two sides of the same coin. Like Interstellar and Ready Player One.

What the literal F...

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/film-studio-space-12351...

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New Film Studio Will Be Built in Space by 2024
New Film Studio Will Be Built in Space by 2024
Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E), the company co-producing Tom Cruise's upcoming space movie, plan to launch a sports arena and production studio in zero gravity. S.E.E. has unveiled plans to bu…
Karen "Kay" Ross

This is particularly sweet because it was in this very lounge that you originally posted, which lead you to write your blog. How serendipitous! So excited for you!

Debbie Elicksen

Oh wow. This is great! Sharing your blog on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ami Mariscal
What’s your favorite transmedia storyworld… Other than the Marvel Universe?

Mine is probably Altered Carbon. But I wish I had experienced more indie stuff!

Hanna Strauss

My own character, "Joe Plant". https://www.joeplant2021.com

Karen "Kay" Ross

I would say "Harry Potter", but there are aspects that are too similar to our own right now, and I'm not so down with that. But I will happily live in a castle in Scotland. Just putting that out there :-D

Christian Nommay

For a very long time, it was Star Wars, but now I would say the one I'm building with Titan Effect. :)

Debbie Elicksen

Ha ha. You knew the first answer. But The Dark Knight. Hands down.

Christian Nommay
Asmodee Will Be Sold to THQ Nordic Owners for 2.75 Billion Euros

Here is a new acquisition with lots of cross-media or even transmedia potential. Asmodee is one of the leading international games publishers and distributors, which is now held by Embracer Group AB, a Swedish video game holding company. I'm quite curious to see what will happen next.

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Asmodee Will Be Sold to THQ Nordic Owners for 2.75 Billion Euros
Asmodee Will Be Sold to THQ Nordic Owners for 2.75 Billion Euros
Asmodee, the world's second largest board game publisher, will be sold to the Embracer Group, a video game holding company known for its ownership of THQ Nordic and other game studios. https://embrace…
Karen "Kay" Ross

As am I... the acquisition phase of world domination seems to be in effect :-/

Karen "Kay" Ross
'Fallout' Series based on Games - what could go wrong?

I joke, but in all honesty - series is a great way to unpack all the storytelling of video games. What do you think they can do on this round to keep up the good work?

https://deadline.com/2022/01/fallout-series-games-prime-video-jonathan-nolan-geneva-robertson-dworet-graham-wagner-kilter-1234905676/

'Fallout': Kilter Films' TV Series Based On Games Moving Forward At Prime Video With Jonathan Nolan Directing; Duo Set As Showrunners
'Fallout': Kilter Films' TV Series Based On Games Moving Forward At Prime Video With Jonathan Nolan Directing; Duo Set As Showrunners
EXCLUSIVE: Prime Video's series adaptation of worldwide bestselling game franchise from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's Kilter Films, is coming together. Nolan is set to direct the premiere of the serie…
Christian Nommay

Fallout has a fascinating universe, and the first two games and Fallout: New Vegas had stellar writing. So with a team like that, we could see something great. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but with t...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Wattpad + Webtoon = More Opportunities for Transmedia!

This was a few months ago, but had you heard? I don't think I knew that Webtoon was a South Korean company, or that Wattpad was Canadian.

But let's see what they've done since - have you heard about any of their latest releases? How is it all performing?

https://deadline.com/2021/06/wattpad-webtoon-na...

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Wattpad And Webtoon Merge Studios With $100 Million In Financing
Wattpad And Webtoon Merge Studios With $100 Million In Financing
Social storytelling platform Wattpad and digital comic platform Webtoon announced a merger of their studio divisions to create Wattpad Webtoon Studios with the parent company of both, Naver, committin…
Christian Nommay

Webtoon is booming, so this could be really interesting.

Christian Nommay
The past, present & future of interactive narrative storytelling: multi-branching narratives

As interactive stories can be an important part of any transmedia project, I found this article about multi-branching narratives quite interesting. Let me know what you think.

https://blooloop.com/theme-park/opinion/multi-branching-narrative/?fbcli... Expand post

The past, present & future of interactive narrative storytelling: multi-branching narratives
The past, present & future of interactive narrative storytelling: multi-branching narratives
In Part 3 of their conversation about interactive narrative experiences, Raven Sun Creative 's Louis Alfieri and Tim Madison explore different types of multi-branching narratives. Louis Alfieri: As a…
Karen "Kay" Ross

Ooooo, these maps are giving me LIFE! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Christian Nommay
Xbox’s Phil Spencer Gets The Metaverse Problem Better Than Mark Zuckerberg

Here's an interesting article about the metaverse. So far, everything I heard about the metaverse comes from a corporate viewpoint, so it's refreshing to hear someone like Phil Spencer taking into account the point of view of creators and players. What do you think?

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Xbox's Phil Spencer Gets The Metaverse Problem Better Than Mark Zuckerberg
Xbox's Phil Spencer Gets The Metaverse Problem Better Than Mark Zuckerberg
In a new interview with Protocol, Xbox's Phil Spencer talks about the main issue the metaverse idea currently faces: "We're spending a lot of time as leaders coming together talking about the learning…
Marcello Cascio

I really appreciated Spencer''s take, and feel like metaverse at the moment is just a buzzword that many companies follow with words that look empty because of fear of missing out. I hope that creator...

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Ami Mariscal
Collecting a List of All the Transmedia Books Available

Hello Entertainment Friends, I'm putting together a list of all the transmedia books I can find. So far this is what I've got. If you know of any books that are not on this list, can you please share them in this thread?

A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling

By Andrea Phillips

By Any Media Nece...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Christian Nommay Purchased, thank you!

Ami Mariscal

Debbie Croysdale " a shower curtain had an invisible message on and you buy it then download a special phone app to reveal it’s secrets." This is awesome and I want to do something like it in my trans...

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Geoff Hall

Christian Nommay Thanks for this reference, Christian. It is now on my reading list. We have considered expanding my novel into graphic novels for a series of backstories, to expand the mythology. If...

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Ami Mariscal

@Debbie I want them all in audio as well! I constantly wonder about how to get these niche books on audio in a way that benefits everyone involved… Maybe there’s a crowdsourcing idea here. We could get Richard Botto’s advice!

Ami Mariscal

@Christian, I have a bunch of people I can recommend based on exactly what you’re looking for! Can you message me directly?

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