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HBO's Mosaic interactive story app now out for Android
Movie and TV director Steven Soderbergh is known for taking risks in his projects, both in terms of story content and even how those stories are presented. His latest effort is perhaps his most innovative yet; he has teamed up with HBO to release Mosaic, a free app that tells a story, but allows users to switch perspectives at certain points. The app, after launching a few weeks ago on iOS, is now finally available on Android.
The app follows a rather mysterious story, featuring actors like Sharon Stone, Beau Bridges, and Paul Reubens, and has over seven hours of video. However, users of the app will be ask at certain times to make a choice to follow the story from the perspective of one character or another. The idea is that some parts of this story could be very important to one character, while others would not consider them to be as major in their lives. Basically, it’s as close to a Choose Your Own Adventure book as you will get, only with major Hollywood actors and a ground breaking director behind the scenes.
HBO plans to release Mosaic as a standard six episode TV series in January, so you will be able to see what choices you made to complete the story compared to how Soderbergh chose to handle it with the same content. Be aware that Mosaic is only available to download in the US and certain US territories due to licensing agreements and restrictions