‘High Wood’ was the interactive 4th episode of hit BBC Three drama ‘Our World War.’
Blending top quality live action drama with game mechanics and animated motion comics, this immersive experience told the story of the 1st South Staffordshire Battalion during the battle of High Wood at the Somme.
Based on contemporary accounts, the experience put you in charge of a group of men, making choices and getting feedback related to your tactics, morale and leadership as well as emotive comparisons to the choices a real solider from 1916 would have made.
The experience performed well, kickstarting a wave of BBC experiments in interactive narratives. I was heavily involved from pitch through to delivery – helping devise and develop the story, lining up and supervising the shoot and playing a major role in post-production, including executing the sound design for the motion comics extras.