A Project by : Matt London, Hannah Davis, Elena Parker
Created for Introduction to Physical Computing, ITP 2011
You enter a darkened room. As the light from your flashlight hits the walls, the room begins to speak to you, revealing secrets and emotions belonging to both you and the space itself. This is the Story Room — a multimedia, interactive narrative experience.
The Story Room exists inside of the sound room on the floor at ITP. The walls are cloaked in ethereal white, with items of significance on display for the user to explore. After entering the room, the user is free to investigate the space at his or her leisure. By exposing the props to light, the user will come to know a character and unravel a secret tragedy. Foreboding music sets the tone, but to experience the entire story, the user will have to unlock different clues in the correct order. Only after hearing the first two pieces of narration will the user be able to explore the next act of the story. Additionally, the final act of the narrative is only unlocked through the discovery of two puzzle pieces, alluded to in the previous narration. When the user discovers and places the puzzles pieces on a mysterious box, the final piece of the story will reveal itself. Both the puzzle and the narrative end with narration that emotionally resolves the experience. As the user exits, he or she will have come to understand the Story Room’s narrative and experienced an full emotional journey within its contents.