Redefining Reading – Story Mechanics Signs Publishing Deal For The 39 Steps

Story Mechanics is a division of Tern Television.  For the last several months, the company has been working on a new project, with a very lofty goal - to create an entirely new form of digital entertainment, which bridges the gap between literature, gaming and film. Story Mechanics' first project is the classic The 39 Steps,... Continue Reading →

Steve Hammond’s Manual Override – Reality, Complexity & Emotion

If his cultural references seem old, it's because he was frozen in carbonite for a bit. Gangnam style is still beyond him... Some time ago, 2K's Christoph Hartmann, in an article with Games Industry.biz, talked about future consoles. He expressed the opinion that photorealism is the way forward. Games lack proper emotions and this is the only... Continue Reading →

Data Driven Analytics – What Social Games Do

The team at Huzutech in Glasgow posted a fascinating piece on the use of data analysis and metrics in the social gaming space on their blog last week. We checked it was OK to re-post the piece here and present, for your pleasure and delight, Huzutech on social gaming and designing by data analysis... You... Continue Reading →

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland – 360 Narratives

Scotland's Playwrights' Studio has created the 360 Narratives course, to offer writers the opportunity to learn about and experience other forms of writing. Working in teams, writers and narrative creators from different fields will collaborate to create story worlds that can be exploited across a variety of media by looking at how to develop ideas... Continue Reading →

Reinventing Literature – Tern TV Takes On Tomes

Tern TV, although best known as a TV production company, has a well established and pioneering digital group.  The company's latest venture into the interactive world was recently picked up by Kotaku, who looked at Tern's new Digital Adaptations project. Digital Adaptations takes classic literary works and reimagines them within a virtual environment.  Turning books into... Continue Reading →

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