Interactive | 5 min | Kromhouthal
Ollie Rankin | Writer & Director
Downloaded is a light-hearted interactive narrative that relies on the classic Sci-Fi trope of digitizing a human mind such that the illusion of consciousness can be simulated by an algorithm. The viewer finds themselves disembodied and trapped inside a computer, looking out through the screen, while their accomplice, Lisa, works frantically from the outside to try and free them. But the participant holds the keys to their own escape. The experience is responsive to different levels of engagement, allowing (but not necessarily requiring) the viewer to actively participate in solving the puzzles necessary to restore them to their body.