We shall soon be able to take a trip to the fifth dimension courtesy of Interlude, which has announced that it has entered into a deal with CBS to develop an original interactive project based on Rod Serling’s cult classic The Twilight Zone. The pilot episode is being written and directed by award-winning game creator Ken Levine (BioShock) and will allow viewers to step in and become a part of the story.
The project will take the lead from the series’ original approach, but will add a new dimension: the viewer will be able to change and adapt the story based on what he or she feels. As with all other Interlude videos, viewers can return repeatedly and have a different viewing experience each time.
“The future of digital entertainment taps into the viewer’s emotions with all the elements of the content – from the story and the way it’s told to the medium on which it is delivered – making them not just the audience, but also participants,” said Yoni Bloch, CEO and Co-Founder of Interlude. “By bringing Ken Levine’s unique vision to the iconic Twilight Zone series, we look forward to pushing the limits of what entertainment can be.”
“I grew up watching The Twilight Zone,” adds Levine. Rod Serling’s work taught me the potential of shocking and surprising an audience. I’m thrilled that Interlude has offered me the chance to step into the writer/director’s chair to try to bring his storytelling style to a new medium. Giving the viewer a voice in the narrative opens up the opportunity for a new generation to experience The Twilight Zone in an entirely new way with entirely new stories.”
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