Ahead of the June release of The Thirty Nine Steps, a question that is often thrown our way and deserves a response is: What exactly is a digital adaptation? Here’s a few answers.
There’s a selection of great articles and blog posts that have had a stab at this:
And there’s been some excellent comments about what we’re doing:
- “This whole contextual reading idea sounds like a wonderful idea to help bring stories to life more,” astrodabu
- “I think it’s best to look at it as a new medium, “Exploratory Novels” or something like that… I think this is the first step in what will turn out to be a new and exciting medium of interactive fiction, which I, for one, am looking forward to,” IronSyndicate
And here’s how we like to say it:
- Digital adaptations are interactive remakes of the greatest works of fiction.
- They use location as its storytelling canvas, where audiences are fully immersed in the world of the book and are given a unique set of tools to discover its story in a completely new way.
- So, while books let you experience its story from the outside in, a digital adaptation lets you experience this story from the inside out.
Author: Simon Meek