interactive movies

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1. A videogame genre, popular in the 1990s, which makes extensive use of full-motion video segments, employing a branching ‘decision-tree model’ whereby the user's actions determine which pre-filmed scene would introduce the next challenge for the user.

2. A pejorative term for a videogame containing lots of non-interactive mini-movies (known as cut scenes) which interrupt the gameplay.

http://www.designersnotebook.com/Lectures/Challenge/challenge.htm The challenge of the interactive movie

Subjects: Media Studies.

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