“Interactive TV that works is finally here” - Polygon
At Eko, we are inventing a completely new form of entertainment as the world’s first interactive video platform. We make tech that turns viewers into participants, providing them an unprecedented ability to seamlessly affect, control, and influence the outcome of stories told in premium live-action video, as they unfold.
On this app:
* Pick a perspective: Decide which character you want to follow in any scene, and get their perspective on the story
* Make big decisions: Key moments are split into different options, and your decision determines the outcome
* Uncover infinite possibilities: Every time you watch the story changes
* Special delivery: New shows and experiments will be added regularly for you to enjoy, sign up to get updates when new shows drop.
* Stream or download for offline viewing, straight from the app
Enjoy the following interactive shows & much more exclusive content currently available on the Eko app:
#WarGames: Join Kelly and her band of misfit hackers as they transform from pranksters to leaders of the international movement #WarGames and take on the powers that be in this brand new, interactive video series. #WarGames is presented by Eko and MGM, created and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of “Her Story”, and produced by m ss ng p eces
*That Moment When: Jill's life is a hot mess and it's about to get hot messier. You decide if she keeps her dignity in this interactive comedy. Starring Milana Vayntrub, That Moment When was created by Sandeep Parikh and produced in partnership with Sony.
*The Creator Incubator: We handpicked a group of our favorite emerging creators. They told their stories, in 10 unique pilots, all using our interactive platform.
*Possibilia: Influence a couple’s breakup in this drama from the acclaimed director duo Daniels. Starring Alex Karpovsky and Zoe Jarman.
*Virtual Morality: Find the killer or die trying in this in this interactive social-media murder mystery.
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Fun and effective! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Would like to start by saying that a lot of people have given this app bad reviews due to the app crashing. For me, it crashed twice, took me to the home page, but saved where I left off and continued as normal. It can’t have been easy to make a game where the players choose what the character of a Live-Action T.V show does, especially when there are several choices several times throughout an episode; I fully enjoyed every second of the experience. A couple reviewers claimed that the game froze and stopped working completely; I have gone through an entire show twice(yes I have no life) and have not had that happen to me, so maybe it’s just their phones.🤷🏼♀️ On a more specific note, this app was SO much better than I imagined it would be. The acting is great, the plot is fantastic, and it definitely keeps the player entertained and intrigued. Not only is it a refreshing new way to enjoy a show, it also is funny and challenging without being stressful. For me this app is a 10/10; would recommend!
Interesting Idea…If It Worked
I’m sure a lot of this has to do with my phone being a few years old…but so are a lot of people’s phones, so I don’t feel unjustified. Video playback was a nightmare: I got about 2 seconds per frame, with audio stuttering throughout. Occasionally it froze for so long that I missed an entire choice I was supposed to make.
A lot of things could be done with this to make it interesting, and I hope they are done, but from what I saw, it was halfway between traditional video and interactive experience (also known as a game), with the worst of both video and games, rather than the best of both. I felt like I was watching a character external from myself, not playing a role like in many games, but unlike any traditional video, I was expected to understand the internal workings of a character whom I had no special information for. If you want to interact and play a role in telling a story, go all the way and check out something like one of Telltale’s games, Her Story, or Device 6, to name a few. If you want to watch video, just pick from any of the tons of streaming apps available, let it play back (mostly) without stuttering, and maybe use the passive nature to multi-task something else.
Great game, but...
I really like the game and the story of the game, But I often find myself confused on when I’m supposed to or have made a choice. The choice concept is just far way too confusing to me. At the end of the episodes it shows me the choices I’ve made, But I get confused because I’m unaware of when I made those choices. And in episode 2 of hacking York I didn’t know I was supposed to take the pictures of Rafi( or whatever his name is) I had to figure it out myself. I’m not that far into the story but so far I never know when I’m supposed to click or make choices and whatnot, and it’s really annoying. Basically what I’m saying is it would be helpful if you state when a viewer is making a choice or has made a choice or has to interact with the screen. Nothing is wrong with a few pauses in between the scenes for when you are, have, or about to make a choice. But other then the choice concept the game is actually really good and unique.
- JBF Interlude Ltd.
- 38.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Eko
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.