Paolo Pedercini, head of radical game studio Molleindustria and the Pittsburgh game art gallery LIKELIKE, announces the online restoration of what is arguably North America’s first interactive film: I’m Your Man (1992) is a 20-minute short that was produced to showcase Loews Theatres’ interactive cinema technology. Touted as the first step toward virtual-reality cinema, the entertainment giant retrofitted select New York locations with seat-mounted controllers that let audiences vote on branching narratives. The experiment proved a failure and the equipment was removed in 1994. Thanks to TweeVee, LIKELIKE’s JavaScript engine for interactive video, the oddity can be experienced again.

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