Black Mirror: Bandersnatch isn’t just the latest episode of Charlie Brooker’s acclaimed Black Mirror anthology series, it’s also a visual novel that represents one of the most public Netflix experiments ever deployed.
The film tells the story of a young programmer who finds himself in a strange reality loop while attempting to build a choose-your-own-adventure video game based on a fictional choose-your-own-adventure novel called Bandersnatch.
Later in the episode, Mike MacDonald, an author of the Choose Your Own Misery series of choose-your-own-adventure novels (and a former colleague of MobileSyrup‘s own Patrick O’Rourke), speaks about what it’s like writing narratives that depend on continuous reader input.
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