DIGITAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Over a year from 2017-2018 we were fortunate to work on the production of #WarGames, an interactive film from director Sam Barlow (creator of Her Story ), in partnership with M ss ng P eces, MGM, and Eko.
The film is an interactive remake of a cult classic from 1982 of the same name, which starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy.
Armada was responsible for the digital design and development of the interactive cinema experience, including UX, motion design, and interface design. Armada's team of senior designers and developers brought the film to life and constructed the backend mechanics which shape the user's experience of the story simply by how they watch it.
"#Wargames is a unique interactive revival of the ‘80s movie… It encourages you to keep your hand on the mouse, seeking out the most interesting perspective, almost challenging the story to hold your attention. It turns a viewer, ever so minutely, into a player."
"#Wargames is the ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ of interactive cinema… #WarGames is one of the first attempts to push interactive media into the mainstream... It's not a choose-your-own-adventure book where viewers attempt to unlock the best outcome; it's not a role-playing game where the audience is a hero on a quest to save the world. Instead, you're an observer deciding which screens look the most interesting at any given time, navigating the chat windows like you would with Discord, Skype or FaceTime. The fact that the series actually responds to your decisions only increases the level of immersion, how real the on-screen action feels."