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Week 2 Creative Narrative Online & Storytelling

Transmedia

Digital era has been starting since technology were used almost in every single works in every single field. The development of technology and information enhances the process of communication within the interaction. Nowadays, people can keep communicate each other through online portal such as social media. Besides, they are able to pay bill, publish books, do shopping, order food, and order driver by using online platforms. Creative industry takes advantages of this situation by providing contents in vary platforms. Technology and free markets have allowed unprecedented levels of customization, personalization and responsiveness toward the entertainment contents. Entertainment is no longer in single media, but it crosses multiple media to satisfy the audience. It is the era of transmedia where watching opera soap, film, cartoon or reality show can be enjoyed not only through TV cable in the living room at exact time, but can be accessed every time, everywhere in online platforms.

The conceptual meaning of transmedia storytelling is telling a story within multi platforms. It enables audience to get more enjoyment because they can participate, interact and collaborate with the story. The idea of telling story in multiple media is supported by the fact that everyone is having different taste and style in enjoying entertainment and transmedia allows them to engage and experience more. In order to succeed the creation of great story, designer should consider and include the level of engagement and satisfaction of audience. Documenting and distilling transmedia project, designer can work with an iterative process – process-orientated approach with loops covered six main components: story, experience, audience, platforms, business mode, and execution. To suggest, let the concept evolve from simple idea into touched output through multiple iterations.

 

Avengers

The Avengers are a fictional superhero team created by Marvel Comics that appear in comic books. Aside from comics, the Avengers appear in various forms of media such as in novels, television shows, movies, video games and stage shows.

Novel

  1. The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker by Otto Binder was published as a mass market paperback novel by Bantam Books (F3569) in June 1967.
  2. The team also feature in the Pocket Books line of Marvel-based paperback novels of the late 1970s. Jim Shooter’s short story “This Evil Undying” (1979)
  3. The Man Who Stole Tomorrow (1979), a full-length novel by David Michelinie
  4. The Berkeley Boulevard imprint published several Avengers tie-ins, each a team-up with other superhero teams: with the X-Men against the Leader in Greg Cox’s Gamma Quest trilogy (1999–2000) and with the Thunderbolts against Baron Zemo in Pierce Askegren’s The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1999).
  5. Pocket Books published two tie-ins with the alternate universe team the Ultimates: Michael Jan Friedman’s Tomorrow Men(2006) and Alex Irvine’s Against All Enemies (2007).
  6. Marvel Comics published Alisa Kwitney’s New Avengers: Break-Out (2013) as a tie-in to the live-action Avengers film
  7. Marvel Comics published Dan Abnett’s Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World (2015) as a tie-in to Avengers: Age of Ultron
  8. The Avengers appear in the opening of Stuart Moore’s Thanos: Death Sentence (2017)

Television

  1. Adaptations of Avengers stories appeared in The Marvel Super Heroes (1966), primarily in the “Captain America” and “The Incredible Hulk” segments.
  2. The team also made appearances in the 1981 Spider-Man series.
  3. The Fantastic Four animated series featured non-speaking cameos by The Avengers.
  4. In the X-Man animated series, an alternate version of The Avengers appeared in the episode “One Man’s Worth”.
  5. The Avengers: United They Stand  was an animated series consisting of thirteen episodes.
  6. The Marvel Animation division and the outside studio Film Roman produced an Avengers animated TV series, The Avenger’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
  7. A group of heroes assembled in the Iron Man: Armored Adventures season finale. “The Makluan Invasion”, appears to be a variation of the Avengers team.
  8. Marvel announced The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would not be renewed for a third season, but cancelled for a new series Avengers Assemble.
  9. A Japanese anime series, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, began airing in Japan in Spring 2014. Produced by Toei Animation.

Animated Film

  1. Marvel Animation has produced two animated films based upon the Ultimate incarnations of the Avengers; Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2.
  2. The children of the Avengers are featured in the animated film; Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow.
  3. The team appears in the anime film Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher
  4. The team appears in the animated movie Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!

Live Action Film

  1. Marvel Studio released the live-action film The Avengers  on 2012
  2. A sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Whedon, was released on 2015
  3. The new Avengers roster appears in Captain America: Civil War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.
  4. In October 2014, Avengers: Infinity War was announced, with Part 1 scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018 and Part 2 on May 3, 2019.

Video and Computer Games

  1. The Avengers are featured in the arcade and console game Captain America and the Avengers (1991)
  2. Avengers in Galactic Storm (1995)
  3. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
  4. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
  5. Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012).
  6. Featured in Social network game Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012)
  7. Mobile app game Avengers Initiative (2012)
  8. The 2013 video game Lego Marvel Superheroes

Live Performance

  1. The Avengers appear as the main characters in the live-action stage show Marvel Universe: LIVE! (2014)

 

Resident Evil

Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazardis a media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the Japanese video game company Capcom. The franchise focuses on a series of survival horror games but also incorporates a series of live-action films, animations, comic books, novels, audio dramas, and merchandise. The story follows outbreaks of zombies and other monsters created mainly by the fictional Umbrella Corporation.

Main Games

  1. Resident Evil – (1996)
  2. Resident Evil 2 – (1998)
  3. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – (1999)
  4. Resident Evil CODE: Veronica – (2000)
  5. Resident Evil Zero – (2002)
  6. Resident Evil 4 – (2005)
  7. Resident Evil 5 – (2009)
  8. Resident Evil 6 – (2012)
  9. Resident Evil: Revelations – (2012)
  10. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – (2015)
  11. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – (2017)
  12. Untitled Resident Evil game[1] – (TBA)

Spin-offs

  1. Resident Evil Survivor – (2000)
  2. Resident Evil Survivor 2 – CODE: Veronica – (2001)
  3. Resident Evil Gaiden – (2001)
  4. Resident Evil Dead Aim – (2003)
  5. Resident Evil Outbreak – (2003)
  6. Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2 – (2004)
  7. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – (2007)
  8. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – (2009)
  9. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – (2011)
  10. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – (2012)
  11. Minna to Biohazard Clan Master – (Japan only – 2012)
  12. Biohazard Pachislot – (Japan only) – A game for an arcade machine that is a combination of a pinball and slot machine.
  13. Biohazard: Team Survivor
  14. Umbrella Corps. – (2016)

Collections/Remakes

  1. Resident Evil Director’s Cut – (1998)
  2. Resident Evil HD Remaster – (2015)
  3. Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster – (2016)
  4. Resident Evil Origins Collection – (2016)
  5. Resident Evil 2 Remake – (2018)

Mobile Phone Games

  1. Resident Evil Confidential Report File 1 & 2 – (2006) – Two turned-based games revolving around a rookie cop and an FBI agent responding to a distress call from an old school dormitory.
  2. Resident Evil: The Missions – (2006) – Unlike its fellow mobile phone game, Confidential Report, it is designed to be a series of short challenges which can be completed in a matter of minutes, and does not attempt to provide any new storyline. In the game, players primarily control Jill Valentine, although other characters can be unlocked through continued play.
  3. Biohazard: The Stories – (Japan only) – The sequel to The Missions, this is a port of the mini-game “The Mercenaries”.
  4. Biohazard: The Episodes – (Japan only) – The second sequel to the The Missions, this is based loosely on Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
  5. Biohazard: The Operations – (Japan only) – Another sequel to the The Missions, this is based loosely on the remake of Resident Evil.
  6. Resident Evil: Genesis – (2008)
  7. Resident Evil: Degeneration – (2008)
  8. Resident Evil Uprising – sequel to Genesis, covering the events of Resident Evil 2.
  9. Resident Evil Outbreak: Survive – for the GREE Mobile Platform

Animated Film

  1. Biohazard 4D-Executer – (2000) (Japan only)
  2. Resident Evil: Degeneration – (2008)
  3. Resident Evil: Damnation – (2012) – sequel to Degeneration.
  4. Resident Evil: Vendetta – (2017)

Live-Action FIlm

  1. Resident Evil – (2002)
  2. Resident Evil: Apocalypse – (2004)
  3. Resident Evil: Extinction – (2007)
  4. Resident Evil: Afterlife – (2010)
  5. Resident Evil: Retribution – (2012)
  6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – (2016)

 

References: 

Resident Evil Series. (n.d.). Retrieved February 28, 2018, from http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Resident_Evil_Series

The Avengers. (n.d.). Retrieved February 28, 2018, from http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_Avengers

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