The subject of this interactive story is the tragedy of the chinese migrant
workers who died in Morecambe Bay, in the events of February 2004.
There are many separate and interconnected strands to this story, and I felt
this was particularly suited to an interactive treatment: the
experience of the workers who drowned, the bosses exploiting their cheap
work, the reactions and feelings of the local people, the families in
China and their reactions, and lastly the media/ political reactions and
economics behind the story. This is a story very relevant to the current
ongoing discussions on immigration. These strands are presented as parallel
narratives through the story. Each one is small view of the big picture,
each giving a different perspective. Users can choose their own path through
the separate strands, so that they can affect, choose or change the plot.
The result, we hope, is that each user experiences the story in a different
way, and gains a unique perspective of the story.
- To tell a story simultaneously from multiple perspectives, with
the intention of giving a richer story experience, and an expanded
- For the user to interract with the story, to gain a richer experience
(more immersive) than gained from traditional linear narration.
- To analyse and compare each users' story experience in different
- Kalle Kormann programmed the story.
- Dave Miller created concept and illustrations.
- Started in May 2005 as an assignment for the MA in Networked Media
Environments, Ravensbourne College, Kent, UK. Completed in April 2006.
If you are interested in buying a printed booklet version of this story, please
email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If I get sufficient demand I'll go ahead and
make the booklets.
If you'd like to know more about my work, please visit: http://davemiller.manme.org.uk