Anthony Zuiker’s Level 26: Dark Origins (review here) debuted this past September and represented the first true integration of a novel with a companion web series. And now, with the release of the Level 26 iPhone app and desktop movie through iTunes, we have an actual marriage of text and video in one seamless experience.
Sound confusing? Let’s let Tubefilter.tv explain it: Before the app’s release, readers of the 400-page book had to enter a printed code at the end of select chapters that would unlock the ‘cyber-bridge’ episodes, a process that even web video junkies found tedious. Though coining a new term with their “digi-novel,” the actual experience was still lacking any real innovation until now.
“The Level 26: Dark Origins App and iTunes Extras makes reading more entertaining than ever,” said Zuiker about the app release. “We’re delivering new levels of engagement way beyond mere white pages.”
Still not entirely clear on what this whole digi-novel concept is? Zuiker has prepared two videos that introduce both the iPhone app and the iTunes Extras app. Check them both out below, and learn more from the official Level 26 website and iTunes.
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