Interactive Narrative 'Inanimate Alice' Featured in Epic Documentary TV Series
The Future of the Novel is Digital
Inanimate Alice, the award-winning interactive title from novelist Kate Pullinger, recent recipient of the Governor General’s Award for fiction, features in the final episode of TVO’s epic documentary series Empire of the Word broadcasting December 16, in Canada.
Demonstrating an entertaining new way to read, the interaction of Inanimate Alice makes for an immersive experience. Interspersed with puzzles and games, simple to start with, growing more complex with each episode as the story unfolds, the series has a layered structure and a multi-tasking environment that digital natives feel is their territory and which teachers can employ for reading inspiration.
“It is gratifying to see the series being deployed across wide age ranges, encouraging the hard-to-engage while inspiring creative writing amongst the gifted,” said series producer Ian Harper, CEO of BradField Productions, a FanTrust client. “While we are immersed in the discussion about what shape the books of the future will take, we’d like to see the series be a kick-start for more traditional forms of reading.”