Did you know Netflix offers a wide range of interactive shows and movies? Yes, you read that right; they feature several interactive shows that respond to your requests. Netflix has been quietly introducing interactive films in recent years, but with the release of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, they exposed the public to their new storytelling style.
Most of Netflix’s interactive specials are set in existing series’ universes. But Bandersnatch stands on its own because Black Mirror is an anthology show, and the You vs. Wild franchise is just Bear Grylls hamming it up in nature. All these shows allow viewers to choose how events will play out. So, let’s look at some of the interactive show options available on the streaming service.
Netflix Interactive Shows and Movies
Kimmy vs. The Reverend
The interactive special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt takes place after the events of the series finale, with Kimmy set to marry a prince played by Daniel Radcliffe. The sequences and gags building up to the decision choices are some of the most amusing of all the interactive specials, and Kimmy vs. The Reverend has its share of laughs.
You vs. Wild
In You vs. Wild, players must decide whether the adventure survivalist will wade through the river or bushwhack through the jungle to make it out alive. Players in this interactive adventure reality series must make critical decisions to assist the survivalist extraordinaire in completing missions in the harshest environments on Earth.
The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You
The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You follows the characters of the series. Jack, the brave leader of the show last kids on earth, wants to throw a party for his crush June, so the four heroes go through the monster-infested wasteland in search of party supplies such as cake, balloons. Happy Apocalypse to You has a few branching options, but the ultimate outcome is still pretty much Instant Failure or Success.
Boss Baby: Get that Baby!
The Boss Baby interactive special is a training simulation, with the goal of determining which department within Baby Corp is the best fit for the player. As a result, even early endgames feel like victories. There are various riddles to solve, some of which are difficult for the target audience of young people. Boss Baby: Get that Baby! is one of the more intriguing interactive specials.
There are many such shows under this list, some of them are:
Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure,
Escape The Undertaker,
Johnny Test’s Ultimate Meatloaf Quest.
The removal of the progress bar is the key difference between the standard Netflix player and the improved version for user choice navigation. We can find a timer in the top right corner. The title might jump to different points in time as we make critical decisions.
Isn’t this the most ingenious method to avoid boredom? If you’ve already played any of these interactive shows, let us know in the comments section.