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HBO’s new interactive app-based TV show lets you take the reigns

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HBO’s new interactive app-based TV show lets you take the reigns

Known as "Mosaic," the six-part narrative can have more than one endings and make allowance the target audience to make alternatives that can in the long run impact the plot's result.

Lately HBO introduced the release of its latest venture — an interactive storytelling app known as Mosaic, directed via the award-winning Steven Soderbergh. 3 years in the making, it stars the likes of Sharon Stone, Beau Bridges, Maya Kazan, and Paul Reubens and lets in audience to make choices that "construct upon one every other," resulting in other conclusions. You'll select what personality's viewpoint from which to view positive scenes of the tale as smartly, shaping your enjoy and point of view on how the narrative unfolds.

At the Future of StoryTelling Festival back in October, Soderbergh debuted the trailer for Mosaic and spoke to attendees about his objectives for the venture:

MOSAIC is a branching narrative piece. Whilst branching narratives were round perpetually, era now lets in, I am hoping, for a extra chic, intuitive type of engagement than was conceivable. Additionally, we were not opposite engineering the tale to suit an current piece of era; the tale was once being created in lockstep with the technical crew … I sought after it to be a easy, intuitive enjoy. I did not need moments the place you are you make a decision to really feel like interruptions.

Along with the complete seven-and-a-half hours of the show itself, the iOS app comprises bonus content material pertinent to the show's homicide mystery-inspired plot similar to newspaper and mag clippings, voicemail recordings, and personality profiles. Those additional bits assist to extra utterly immerse you in the narrative, permitting you to take part in the hypothesis at the side of the characters.

Mosaic is to be had now totally free on the App Retailer, and can quickly be coming to Android as smartly in keeping with HBO. Get it right here:

If you're extra of a TV traditionalist, do not be concerned: Mosaic's unlock can be adopted via an precise tv show of the similar identify (and that includes, possibly, a few of the similar content material) that can air on HBO in January of 2018.

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How do you really feel about tv displays that let you to really select your personal journey? Do you suppose Mosaic is the TV enjoy of the long run? Tell us in the feedback.

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