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UK-based interactive content studio Flavourworks has appointed Zack Slatter as Managing Director.
Slatter, who was previously senior vice president of strategy and distribution at ViacomCBS’s AwesomenessTV, will work alongside Flavorworks founders Jack Attridge and Pavle Mihajlovic on immersive projects to follow the studio’s 2019 interactive fiction video game, Erica, which was released by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“Over the past few years, I have observed the seismic changes in storytelling formats driven by new technologies and connected audiences,” Slatter said in a statement. “Flavourworks is a real leap forward for the industry and I have nothing but admiration for the talent and vision of Jack and Pavle.”
Additionally, Flavourworks has partnered with Sky Studios to develop a scripted drama that will take advantage of the content studio’s patented TouchVideo software engine, which blends film and video game workflows to enable a variety of interactions across the board. beyond the familiar tool of branching stories.
“Our software and our TouchVideo methodology open a new frontier between filmed content and gaming; and I firmly believe that we will bring the idea of playable movies to mass audiences around the world, ”Slatter said. “Interactive stories will lead to the next wave of engagement and additional revenue for streaming platforms. “
Flavourworks was founded in 2015 to create live cinematic narratives with intuitive gameplay features.