Games, Social TV and a Master Storyteller

Bellyfeel Weekly RoundupThis week, more social TV, a few games, and words from a master…

Fans of The Simpsons will be pleased to hear about the arrival of a new character in Springfield… except you can only meet them in the ‘Tapped Out’ game.

This already pleases my soul. thatgamecompany (of Flower and Journey success) have landed funding for a new game! That is all.

If there is one thing that fellow Bellyfeel recruit Lee Robinson loves most in this world… it’s HALO, and this has him VERY excited…Get ready for much more HALO related content, past, present and future as this thing heats up! – Lee.

For those of you who may have missed it the first time round, here is a fantastic documentary following the rise of social networks and Social TV hosted on lostremote.com

Hot on the heels of the Documentary, here are the top 7 predictions for Social TV in 2014 by lostremote.com.

TV networks have always been finicky things, but these three shows, according to Forbes.com, changed the way we think about viewership.

It seems everyone has jumped back on the horse for ‘choose your own adventure’ type stories. This innovative example from former Twitter Video Producer Ian Padgham, is entitled ‘Choose your own adVINEture’.

This link focuses on The Walking Dead, Twitter and Social TV and Norman Reedus (or as millions of teenage girls around the world refer to as …”God”). So check it out.

In this recent interview with GoGoGab reveals how they intend to change social interaction with major brands and TV networks.

Be sure to watch this amazing short film Mis-drop the perfect balance of  cinematography, special effects and sound mixing to tell a simple and extremely compelling story.

To celebrate the release of Watchdogs, Robert Pratten at Transmedia Storyteller shows you how to create a location based game on his flagship software Conducttr.

And finally to finish off this week, check out this collection of hidden audio interviews with non other then Orson Welles in the late 60’s/ early 70’s.

Until next week.

 

“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts” – Orson Welles

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