San Leandro, Calif. — “Priya’s Shakti,” a comic book that presents an Indian heroine who tackles the problem of sexual violence in India and around the world, is set to premiere at the Mumbai Film and Comics Convention from Dec. 19-21.
Ever since the original Star Wars films made more money from toy merchandising than from ticket sales, Hollywood and toy makers have recognized the power of linking toys to popular films.
An engaging story-line proved so effective at driving sales that toy giants like Hasbro and others started producing children’s television programming based around popular toy lines in the 1980s and 1990s.
Remember those cartoon classics like G.I. Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, Conan the Barbarian and The Tick? They were all produced by Sunbow Entertainment, an animation studio run by a Hasbro-funded advertising agency from New York.
Video games, apps, infographics—new media is increasingly breaking down cinema's four walls, working in tandem with a film to build a more immersive, multidisciplinary experience for viewers (or "users"). But how do moviemakers tell one cohesive story across so many different platforms?
How forced transmedia and lackluster narrative ruined an otherwise compelling installment in the AC franchise
A little background about me before I begin my review. I am a freshly turned 18 year old, the target demographic for Assassin’s Creed. I am a relatively new fan to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, having just joined the fandom late 2013. My first Assassin’s Creed game was AC3, which was one of the more controversial installments. After beating AC3, I became invested and purchased
Listen to StoryForward episodes free, on demand. Our guest Flint Dille chats with Steve about the film Interstellar and his philosophy about successful mobile geolocation games, such as Google's Ingress. Along the way, they chat about everything from Gary Gygax to Tiny Toon Adventures to Tiki RPGs.
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A new Storyforward podcast - geolocation games and more!
Hace un año y medio, con un grupo de colegas de Barcelona, comenzamos a soñar con un evento que fuera más allá del clásico congreso académico. Nos organizamos bajo el nombre de Storycode Barcelona -una red mundial dedicada a las narrativas transmedia, interactivas e inmersivas- y poco a poco fuimos perfilando lo que terminó siendo la @Transmedia_Week: un meta-evento a escala internacional que, sin ningún tipo de financiación y sólo gracias al trabajo de un pequeño grupo de apasionados por el transmedia, terminó generando actividades en 20 ciudades de 8 países.
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Carlos Scolari takes a look at what unfolded during Transmedia_Week.
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