I’ve just experienced the just-released “Episode 4: Hometown” of the haunting multimedia-interactive story, Inanimate Alice and can say that it is just as enjoyable and unique as the previous three. After a peripatetic, adventurous, and dramatic life abroad, Alice is living in the UK, going to school for the first time (having been previously home-schooled), and has some real (rather than virtual) friends. Here’s how the story is described by its creators:
‘Inanimate Alice’ tells the story of Alice, growing up in the early years of the 21st century. Written and directed by writer Kate Pullinger and digital artist Chris Joseph, this series of multimedia, interactive episodes uses a combination of text, sound, images, and games as Alice takes us on a journey through her life from the age of eight through to her twenties. Alice becomes a games animator; not just any animator, but a creator of characters for the most successful games company in the world.
You can read a 2006 Guardian interview with Kate Pullinger here.