As you might expect with an interactive storytelling business, work doesn’t go in a straight line.
There are many different clients and projects, a few dead ends, some surprising easter eggs, and lots of forking paths…
In depth case study:
To get a sense of the way we work you can read this case study about the award winning Transmedia storygame - Bolton Storyworld by clicking the button below.
The ability to show more than one side to a story… to explore truth and fiction at a deeper level… to allow the audience to take some initiative in the story which bonds them to the drama in a magnetic way.
Fortuitously, this approach also matches the proliferation of new devices, networks and technology at our disposal as storytelling platforms.
A Doppelganger Story
Starting in 2022, through 2023 and into 2024 we created the ultimate doppelganger story – Clive is a Good Guy – featuring the actor Neil Bell and musician Sano DG.
Releasing early 2024…
The Modern Audience Conference
From 2022 onwards we founded and curated the Modern Audience Conference in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University – our first speaker was the legendary Yoko Taro!
Finishing Projects and New Developments
2021 brought about the end of various large partnership projects and give us time to develop some new technology, ideas and interactive stories.
Interactive Podcast App
We developed a very cool interactive podcast app (iOS and Android) for StoryPunk productions.
We were busy with the University of Wolverhampton and development of the Secret Story Network, but we continued writing and developing interactive storygames.
New E-Learning Projects
There were new interactive E-Learning projects with the University of Wolverhampton and the European partnership.
We worked with Merseyside Expanding Horizons on their European partnership projects.
This led us to win another innovation competition with the BBC, which resulted in a commission to create an interactive smartphone story.
Interactive Story Games
As part of our own R&D we began developing a number of interactive story games.
Red Branch Heroes
It’s always a pleasure working with Anna Zaluczkowska and we created a very experimental and groundbreaking social reality story experience for her PHD project, Red Branch Heroes.
Aerospace App Development
We built a business development app for the Aerospace industry with another European partnership featuring the University of Wolverhampton.
More Sign Media
Our work with University of Wolverhampton led to new e-Learning projects aimed at the deaf.
Geo-Location Apps & Projects
Geolocative technology and stories kept us busy with projects for Salford University and Edge Hill University.
Rock and Rollers
We continued working for bands that we liked – I Am Kloot and Elbow among others.
Interactive Storytelling for Kids
We worked again for the BBC as part of the Digital Fiction Factory, prototyping interactive storytelling for kids and developing a multiplatform delivery system for transmedia stories.
University of Wolverhampton
We won a bid to create some interactive story based E-Learning for Deaf Media professionals with the University of Wolverhampton.
The Alexander Wilson Project
Our follow up to Crimeface soon followed, The Alexander Wilson Project, a transmedia thriller.
From there we worked on Terence Davies “Of Time and the City” and as a multiplatform add-on to the film, we developed an online community for Hurricane Films – “People’s Stories”.
BBC IPTV Award
The first thing that happened when Bellyfeel formed was winning a BBC IPTV Innovation competition at MIPTV in Cannes 2008, which led to a contract developing prototypes for the YouView TV system.
Bellyfeel’s inception was the result of Krishna Stott’s interactive film, Crimeface, released in 2007 (which won a double web Oscar at the Webby Awards).
Hitch or Hunch?
Prior to that Krishna had spent 10 years creating numerous innovative interactive story projects that were exhibited internationally or released online – including Interface, commissioned by and featuring Barry Adamson.
Early on there was also the unusual (and interactive!) video for I Am Kloot’s Proof featuring Christopher Eccleston which picked up millions of views on Youtube.
Find out HOW we create compelling and profitable interactive story experiences - on the blog and in resources