More NewsChoose Your Own Adventure: Jeep Patriot Edition

Choose Your Own Adventure: Jeep Patriot Edition

It was probably inevitable that someone would take the faddish Choose Your Own Adventure books concept and apply it to online video

way_beyond.jpg

It was probably inevitable that someone would take the faddish Choose Your Own Adventure books concept and apply it to online video. That someone is Jeep, who along with agency Organic has created a fun microsite that let’s you guide the decisions of a band of four friends on a backwoods treasure hunt starring its Patriot model. There are 44 scenes in total, all shot from a first-person perspective and filled with a host of ancillary characters and a bunch of possible dead ends. The action flows nicely, plus (nice Web-centric touch) the script is personalized to the user’s name, fears and other attributes. My only gripe is the tone is a little too goofy and flip, a little too “Friends,” to qualify as a true linear descendant of the books so fondly remembered by the folks in Jeep’s target demographic. But overall, great experience.

Earlier this year, Jeep began work on an interactive comic book and invited Web users to help write it. This new effort, called “The Way-Beyond Trail,” joins the comic effort to create a grouping of Web initiatives at PatriotAdventure.com.

Related Articles

GDPR: The role of technology in data compliance

Data & Analytics GDPR: The role of technology in data compliance

3w Clark Boyd
What companies can learn from the We-Vibe lawsuit about the Internet of Things

Legal & Regulatory What companies can learn from the We-Vibe lawsuit about the Internet of Things

8m Al Roberts
Has advertising arrived on Google Home?

Media Has advertising arrived on Google Home?

8m Al Roberts
Is Twitter slowly dying?

More News Is Twitter slowly dying?

9m Al Roberts
FedEx launches fulfillment service to take on Amazon

Ecommerce FedEx launches fulfillment service to take on Amazon

9m Al Roberts
Target is the top retail digital marketer, so why is it struggling?

Ecommerce Target is the top retail digital marketer, so why is it struggling?

8m Al Roberts
YouTube is "on pace to eclipse TV" thanks to savvy algorithm use

More News YouTube is "on pace to eclipse TV" thanks to savvy algorithm use

9m Al Roberts
YouTube is getting rid of 30-second unskippable pre-roll ads

Ad Industry Metrics YouTube is getting rid of 30-second unskippable pre-roll ads

9m Al Roberts