Netflix Announces That "Black Mirror" Is Producing Interactive Episodes This Season (Yes!)

Submitted by: victor02 2 months ago in Entertainment


You cowered to Playtest. You swooned to San Junipero. You’ve scratched your head at that one about the angry robot dogs. And now it’s time for the next step: controlling your own Black Mirror episode.

Bloomberg reports that the next series of Black Mirror will have an interactive element. According to the report, one episode is being planned around a branching Choose Your Own Adventure narrative, allowing users to move the story forward at set points by clicking one of several on-screen options.

Side question: What's your favorite episodes of 'Black Mirror?'
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Male 1,159
Haven't seen any of it, I do hear good things about it though.
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Female 1,445
San Junipero...I love Black Mirror
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Male 397
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Male 13,391
I like this series, it's kind of like The Outer Limits.  

My only question is how will this work for DVD sales?  will they have the chose your own adventure feature in there, or will it be one set story chosen by the director? 
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monkwarrior Well virtually all DVD's have a menu and there is no technical reason you can't have multiple menus interrupting different video clips. I really don't see a reason why they couldn't keep it in the 'choose your own adventure' format.   
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Male 13,391
skypirate I've been waiting for something like that for a long time.  One DVD with star wars for example, where you click play theatrical version and it will play the theatrical version, or the dvd version and only play the dvd version.. playing different chapters as a result.  They haven't done this yet.
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Male 1,159
monkwarrior That was always the promise with the DVD format, but it never really got developed properly, apart from porn as I recall. Bit of a waste in my opinion it could have really been great.
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Male 45,594
I saw the episode in the picture for this thread. Great episode, got me started watching.

Then I watched 3 or 4 others and stopped.   dull obvious boring
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6,900
I use to love "chose your own adventures" books 
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dm2754 yeah, people love to build their own reality. i.e minecraft, startdew valley

it's going to be good
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Male 45,594
dm2754 I hated those books. I always picked the wrong one and died or was humiliated in print.
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3,655
This has potential, I hope they do it right and don't screw it up. I can't pick a favorite episode. In no order my top three would be shut up and dance, san junipero and black museum. That chirstmas one was also a pretty good mind fuck. 
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