Don't Open That Door

Janet H. Murray, Ali Mazalek, Paul Clifton
Jared Caldwell, Isaac Kulka, Riccardo Fassone, Jonathan Cutrell, Kevin Terraciano, Kartik Agarwal

“Don't Open That Door” is a gesture-based interactive narrative project set in the universe of the TV show Supernatural. This project creates a dramatic agency for the interactor by leveraging expectations of the horror genre within a seamless scenario that elicits expressive actions and provides a dramatically satisfying response.

We match interaction and narrative elements to support the following design goals: Story-driven Physical Reactions, Persistent and Uninterrupted Narrative, Scripting of the Interactor by Narrative.

Janet Murray

The Prototyping eNarrative Lab (PeN Lab) at Georgia Tech applies digital information design and interaction design principles to digital storytelling to create more complex and expressive narratives, focusing on emerging platforms like experimental television, virtual reality, and augmented reality, and on the intersection of storytelling with game design and simulation design.