Her Story director Sam Barlow, who is hard at work on his next game, is ready to unleash his new project. #WarGames is an interactive six-part web series that will take viewers into a world filled with hacktivism, espionage, and terror, as a group of characters tries to get to the bottom a military conspiracy.
The series will change based on the viewers, as anyone who watches will select between several video feeds that tell the story of #WarGames from different points of views. According to a description from Eko, the interactive startup behind the project, “the series ‘learns’ from their choices, resulting in experiences that are unique and personal. It’s not a game, but an exciting new medium of personalized entertainment.”
The series is based on the 1983 movie of the same name. However, as can be seen in the trailer above, it’s quite different from the original. With its emphasis on technology, hacking, and modern communications, #WarGames lets the viewer be the one solving the mystery. The cast is led by Juss Nurse (Scandal), who plays “an ex-military brat turned hacker activist.”
Eko will launch #WarGames on March 14, via HelloEko.com, Vudu.com, and the Eko app. You can see images from the series, which illustrate the various video feeds viewers will be able to choose between, above.