Heroic Games + Heroes Must Die – The World’s First Video Game/Theatre Transmedia Project!

Founded in 2014, Heroic Games was created to organize and oversee the production of Heroes Must Die, a transmedia project combining video games and theatre. The founder, Rick Stemm, is a professional game designer, playwright, and instructional designer with a specialization in educational games and interactive media. Heroic Games will continue to produce multimedia for entertainment and education.

Heroes Must Die is Heroic Games’ first video game/theatre transmedia project, and receiver of a 2015 Grant from the Department of Cultural and Creative Development from the city of San Antonio, Continue reading

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Transmedia 101 – 3 Part Explanation in 900 words or less!

 

Here is quite possibly one of the most challenging blog I’ve ever written…that I can explain the basic idea of a Transmedia project within a typical blog post length and format. Well, nobody can ever say I’m not up for a challenge, so let’s do this!

To show that we here at Heroic Games kind of know what we’re talking about, I will present the complex post-secondary school answer first: “The idea of a transmedia project like Heroes Must Die is in essence, a pervasive story that transcends one medium in order to tell a multi-level narrative that immerses its audience in a total experience that engages, interacts and ultimately reveals, in relation to how much voluntary effort is put into discovering the overall story.”

What does that seemingly overly pretentious jibber-jabber mean to the average person? Well I’ve found a great (yet slightly complicated) visual to go with the above statement…I’ll try and guide you through it so bear with me for a second and find out exactly why Heroes Must Die, along with other projects like it, are pretty cool. Continue reading