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.
And most recently we have been working on a very exciting interactive podcast for StoryPunk productions…
Continuing the work with the University of Wolverhampton and developing the Secret Story Network, we also got to write and develop more 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 a few of their European partnership projects.
And this led us to win another innovation competition with the BBC,, which resulted in a commission to create an interactive smartphone story.
As part of our own R&D we developed a small number of interactive story games.
Red Branch Heroes
It’s always a pleasure working with Anna Zaluczkowska and we created a very experimental social reality experiment for her PHD project, Red Branch Heroes.
Aerospace App Development
We also built a business development app for the Aerospace supply chain with the same team.
More Sign Media
Our work with University of Wolverhampton led to new e-Learning projects aimed at the deaf, within a European partnership.
Geo-Location Apps & Projects
Geolocative technology and stories kept us busy with projects for Salford University and a recruitment app for Edge Hill University.
Rock and Roll
We continued working for bands that we liked – I Am Kloot and Elbow.
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
Then 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 own 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 addon 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.
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 feature Barry Adamson.
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 (coming soon)
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.