Think of “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” as an interactive movie, and it’s streaming now on Netflix. This “choose your own adventure” film lets the viewer(s) make choices that alter the direction of the story, similar to the popular series of books from the 1980s and 1990s. Set in the 1980s, it follows Stefan (Fionn Whitehead), a troubled young video game programmer who is trying to adapt a choose your own adventure book into a game. You can decide on what cereal Stefan will eat, the type of music he’ll listen to, and eventually life or death. Read more for another video and additional information.
Using a computer, viewers simply click on the choice they want to make, but unfortunately, it’s not yet supported on Apple TV or Chromecast. Netflix states that there are over 1 trillion permutations, with five main endings you can achieve, and if the “default” path is taken, it should take approximately 90 minutes from start to finish.
“If you’re looking for a comparable experience, think Telltale’s The Walking Dead, or Until Dawn on the PS4 — both games where the story takes precedent over gameplay. For the more analogue among us, yes it’s kind of like the choose-your-own-adventure books that this Black Mirror story bases itself on, but with all the punch and style of a Black Mirror modern parable,” reports Engadget.