A choose-your-own-adventure web series about the end of the world and the role you play in it.
A mysterious website (http://www.thedarkpattern.com/) containing a cryptic riddle is accidentally solved by a high-school hacker, unleashing an ancient evil into her town. Through tangential storytelling, The Dark Pattern puts you in control of the show. Every audience member will have a unique experience through opportunities to solve puzzles, make show-altering choices, and test your notion of a true hero. Alongside our heroine Lydia Trout, you follow the perspective of either Clarence or Stewart, best friends with opposing ideals, as they race to stop the Phantom (season I), the Bloodsucker (Season II), the Wilted (Season III), and the Voidling (Season IV) from destroying their town.
Strong filmmakers striving to make something radically new and original.
"I dyed my hair blue to mark the one year anniversary of my sister's passing. I have taken to becoming a social outcast with introverted tendencies when I inherited my sister's legendary gamertag, STACY, and I have been kicking a$$ ever since."
"Some say I'm too smart for my own good, I just say It's in my blood, my Mom's a Paediatrician and my Dad's an Architect. I got my best friend into this moral debate about my favourite game Red Dead Redemption and he is totally wrong about revenge."
"Redemption is a selfish act of moral persecution and for the sake of the greater good revenge has its place. I'm the son of a Lawyer and a Businesswoman. I like side-scrollers. I beat FEZ in like a day."
Using the mysterious website within the series as an actual URL to intrigue our audience, www.thedarkpattern.com will exist as both a promotional website for the web series and function as an interactive cipher.
A mysterious website containing a cryptic riddle is accidentally solved by a high-school hacker, unleashing an ancient evil into her town.
The first two minutes of the web series will be the introduction of the two avatar characters, Clarence and Stewart. Based on a philosophical debate of redemption vs. revenge, you decide who you agree with.
Over the course of the first three weeks of the Storyhive Web Pilot competition, thedarkpattern.com will host a series of riddles and clues hinting at the premise and the mythology of the overall series.