Directed by Tommy Pallotta (producer of “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly”), “Collapsus” is a new transmedia project about a not-to-distant future making the energy transition from fossil fuels to alternative options. That doesn’t sound exciting, but stick with me. Here’s how it was explained to me via email:
“Collapsus” signals a new experience in transmedia storytelling that combines interactivity, animation, fiction, and documentary. This pioneering approach blends real documentary footage with mini-games and movie fragments, inviting you to choose your own perspective as the story unfolds. Interact and make decisions to avoid further blackouts; get a broader perspective by listening to the experts; or observe the consequences for everyday people through the fictional story.
“Collapsus” looks into the near future and shows you how the imminent energy transition affects a group of ten young people, who appear to be caught up in an energy conspiracy. What will their world look like after the turbulent transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources? Following the adventures of Vera, Jack, Tony and Amir, you are lead into a world of conspiracy, treason and, most alarmingly, failing energy supplies. In this story, set in the near future, the international powers try to cope with a transition from fossil to alternative fuels, while dealing with political dissension, uprisings and a population terrified by increasingly frequent black-outs. As a player, you are required to make decisions that leave their mark on a national and a global scale, in your quest to find solutions to the energy crisis.
Does it make sense to you? No? Check out the trailer:
Still confused? How about a introduction with director Pallotta explaining stuff:
GO! GO FORTH AND “COLLAPSUS”! Or something… follow “Collapsus” on Twitter at least…
Posted on October 7, 2010 in News by Mark Bell
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