We want to enable a new form of storytelling that allows authors to create interactive experiences where users exercise personal agency with a story. By building on top of the flexible A-Frame Framework and web technologies, we can embed almost any media type, whether it be traditional video, hi-res photospheres or 360 videos into a WebVR experience. The result is an interactive application deliverable to any platform.
Creative tools include a node-based script editor which allows writers to map out the branching story. The scripts are standard JSON files which allow future platform specific players, especially mobile such as GearVR and Daydream, to read the same data.
To showcase the toolset we have created an interactive 360-degree video which follows our team attempting to use time travel to complete a fictional Hackathon. The story can result in multiple endings depending on decisions made by the viewer.