Collapsus ist so ein interaktives Storytelling-Ding mit Green Energy-SciFi-Setting. Ich finde solche „interaktiven“ Stories ja meistens eher langweilig, finde solches Hypertext-Storytelling eigentlich immer nur gut gemeint aber nicht wirklich unterhaltend… dennoch: das hier ist ziemlich schick gemacht, das Energie-Setting ist sehr interessant und das Projekt stammt von Tommy Pallotta, Produzent von „A Scanner Darkly“.
Collapsus signals a new experience in transmedia storytelling that combines interactiv- ity, animation, fiction, and documentary. This pioneering approach blends real documen- tary footage with mini-games and movie fragments, inviting you to choose your own perspective as the story unfolds. Interact and make decisions to avoid further blackouts; get a broader perspective by listening to the experts; or observe the consequences for everyday people through the fictional story.
Collapsus looks into the near future and shows you how the imminent energy transition affects a group of ten young people, who appear to be caught up in an energy conspiracy. What will their world look like after the turbulent transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources?
Following the adventures of Vera, Jack, Tony and Amir, you are lead into a world of con- spiracy, treason and, most alarmingly, failing energy supplies. In this story, set in the near future, the international powers try to cope with a transition from fossil to alterna- tive fuels, while dealing with political dissension, uprisings and a population terrified by increasingly frequent black-outs. As a player, you are required to make decisions that leave their mark on a national and a global scale, in your quest to find solutions to the energy crisis.