Our Work - Bellyfeel

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.

Ongoing project:

And as we often have our own R&D projects running, you can take a look at our latest live real-time storytelling events on chat in the Secret Story Network.

Why interactive storytelling ?

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.

Previous Work

2021

Finishing Projects and Developing New Ones

2021 brought about the end of various large partnership projects and give us time to develop some new technology, ideas and interactive stories.

2020

Interactive Podcast App

We developed a very exciting interactive podcast app (iOS and Android) for StoryPunk productions.

2019

Story Games

We were busy with the University of Wolverhampton and development of the Secret Story Network, but we continued writing and developing interactive storygames.

2018

New E-Learning Projects

There were new interactive E-Learning projects with the University of Wolverhampton and the European partnership.

2017

European Partnerships

We worked with Merseyside Expanding Horizons on their European partnership projects.

2016

Smartphone Stories

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.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

Rock and Rolling

We continued working for bands that we liked – I Am Kloot and Elbow among others.

2012

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.

2011

University of Wolverhampton

We won a bid to create some interactive story based E-Learning for Deaf Media professionals with the University of Wolverhampton.

2010

The Alexander Wilson Project

Our follow up to Crimeface soon followed, The Alexander Wilson Project, a transmedia thriller.

2009

People’s Stories

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”.

2008

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.

2007

Interactive Movies

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.

Proof

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