Choose your own adventures

by Jack Richins

I was reading Dave’s post on interactive movies in which he mentioned an elaborate scheme to allow audience participation.

If you ignore the technology and just think about the people involved I don’t think a theater room fully of people would make a very interesting choice. And just look at the trouble we have voting on politicians!

But I do think he’s on to something. Clue the movie was a flop, but the game was a ton of fun. What about a hybrid game/movie? Many games now require experts to play them. What if you had a game made for four or so novices to play together in front of one big entertainment system? A kind of group choose your own adventure. Maybe combined with kinect or wii like simple activities? Like some of the obstacles or puzzles from Indiana Jones and the temple of doom?

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