Netflix Launches "Interactive Shows" That Let Viewers Dictate the Story

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Netflix is bringing the choose-your-adventure concept to their streaming service with new interactive shows that allow viewers to influence the story using on-screen selectors. Subscribers with smart TVs, streaming media players, game consoles, and iOS devices can check out the feature now in the show “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.” Initial efforts appear to be focused on children’s programming, but this could be pretty interesting for certain genres…

    …the company announced that it’s launching an all-new interactive format that ultimately turns viewers into legitimate storytellers. In comparison to standard television, these so-called interactive shows put the viewers in charge, letting them dictate each choice and direction the story takes. To first two interactive shows that will be available on Netflix are Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. Puss in Book launches globally today, with Buddy Thunderstruck slated to make its debut a month from now on July 14.
     
  2. scojer

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    I remember when one of the Final Destination DVD's had this option. It was stupid because it just swapped death scenes around.

    I'll try this later and see how it plays out, could be good.
     
  3. Darunion

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    pr0n or go home!
     
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  4. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    And finally we went full circle, we're in the first half of the nineties and interactive movie type games are here again.
     
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  5. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    So. A 2017 version of Dragons Lair...
     
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  6. shabazkilla

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    Nice to see NetFlix catching up to Chaturbate :)
     
  7. THRESHIN

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    Anyone else remember this on laser disc? Didn't go too far.

    I agree with darunion. Porn!
     
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    ruffbytes Limp Gawd

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    This is the kind of Puss in Boots story I'd like to see (NSFW):

     
  9. termite

    termite [H]ardness Supreme

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    So a streaming video version of a choose your adventure books from the 70's? I loved those things!
     
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  10. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    Thanks for making me have to scroll fast past your post
     
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  11. Killdozer

    Killdozer [H]ard|Gawd

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    Cautiously optimistic here