Transmedia Primer

Posted by emmettfurey on August 26, 2012

“Fury of Solace” is a truly immersive transmedia experience, and this post serves as a site map, designed to help viewers best experience the entire story.


The best place to begin the “Fury of Solace” experience is the Characters Page, which features bios for all of the major characters, as well as links to their Twitter pages, blogs and any other relevant supplementary material.


Screenshot of Characters Page


Then jump over to the Episodes Page to start watching the videos. Each episode is accompanied by a third-person narrative contextualizing that particular installment, linking to recaps of any transmedia experiences that are relevant to that episode.  Many of our episodes are character vlogs set in the world of the show, which afford fans the opportunity to engage with the characters the same way that YouTube vloggers engage with their audience.


Example of third-person narrative


For viewers who are late to the party, we use Storify to recap important Twitter interactions, which shed further light on the episode at hand, and chronicle the Alternate Reality Games (ARG’S) we’ve staged to advance the story.


Example of Storify Twitter recap


Here are a few examples of the ARG’s in which “Fury of Solace” fans have had the opportunity to participate.

“The Storming of Mason Tower”

The Orphan’s Twitter followers helped her uncover a password protected video posted by Fury of Solace.

“Heroes for Hire”

Fans at San Diego Comic-Con helped Fury of Solace crash a dinner date between evil CEO Max Mason and a woman interviewing to be his superhero bodyguard in our first real-world ARG.

“King’s Gambit”

Followers of the conspiracy blogger Uroboros helped him and Fury of Solace hack into a Twitter account belonging to a shell company under Mason International’s umbrella.

“All the King’s Assets”

Uroboros created a new conspiracy blogsite called the Lighthouse, which he bequeathed to a real-world fan in the UK, who has since been posting in-canon blog posts and co-administrating the site with another one of our characters.


The “Fury of Solace” team delves even deeper into the fictional world of the show with supplementary materials like this magazine article about Kat Czerny, or this book preview of a non-fiction book called “The Superhero Complex” written by the character Temperance Jones.


Screenshot of "The Superhero Complex"


Peek behind the curtain via “Fury of Solace” creator Emmett Furey’s transmedia blog Coefficient of Fiction.

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