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|3WDOC||Free / €99+/mo.||3WDOC aims to help as many people around the world to create interactive stories on the web. These stories can take any type of multimedia format and integrate text, photo, video, audio, maps, etc.|
|Atavist||N/A (platform is not self-serve)||Atavist software enables you to quickly and easily tell your story through digital apps, ebooks, and magazines. It seamlessly integrates multimedia across mobile devices and the Web. Atavist lets you publish anything, everywhere.||Condition One||N/A (platform in beta)||Condition One is a technology company developing next generation immersive video applications. Our flagship product is an embeddable immersive video player for the iPad / iPhone, which we license to media companies and brands. It integrates seamlessly into existing applications or can be launched as a standalone product. The beauty of our technology is that it works within existing video production workflows and does not require specialized hardware.|
|Djehouti||Free / €25 / €75||Your interactive story, without a single line of code. Djehouti is a cross platform tool which allows people with no technical knowledge to have a chance to create a dynamic interactive project using HTML5.|
|FlixMaster||Free / $19.95/mo / $39.95/mo / $99.95/mo||FlixMaster is a cloud-based video editing and publishing platform that enables content creators to build dynamic, interactive videos with drag-and-drop ease. Your viewers delight in being the masters of their video experience, while you gather valuable data about their preferences through powerful analytics that help you maximize your return on investment.|
|Galahad||Free||The Shadow Gang is a new breed of entertainment studio that creates original media experiences using 'Galahad,' the studio's proprietary, turnkey multi-platform distribution engine. With Galahad, The Shadow Gang allows content owners to expand distribution channels, build and engage audiences, and realize new revenue potential. The Shadow Gang not only creates interactive, multi-platform experiences for partners in film, television, publishing, gaming, major branding and more, the studio also produces original content across genres, platforms, and devices.|
|iBooks Author||Free||Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks -- and just about any other kind of book -- for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.|
|Klynt||€150-€200||Klynt is an editing & publishing application dedicated to interactive storytellers. It was designed originally for Honkytonk Films in-house productions to create an affordable and easy-to-use solution to explore new narrative formats on the Internet.|
|Korsakow||Free for small productions / Contact for fee for large productions||The Korsakow System (pronounced 'KOR-SA-KOV') is an easy-to-use computer program for the creation of database films. It was invented by Florian Thalhofer, a Berlin-based media artist. Korsakow Films are films with a twist: They are interactive - the viewer has influence on the K-Film. They are rule-based - the author decides on the rules by which the scenes relate to each other, but s/he does not create fixed paths. K-Films are generative - the order of the scenes is calculated while viewing. And, as Florian likes to say, Korsakow is not a religion.|
|Popcorn Maker||Free||Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web -- from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.|
|Storyplanet||Free (In Private Beta)||Storyplanet started out as a small group of journalists and photographers. They wanted to use digital media and internet to create a new kind of stories, and had to invent the tools as they went along. Then pioneers like Blogger, WordPress and Youtube changed the idea of what media is, and who the storytellers are. The Storyplent mission grew to helping everyone who wants to create beautiful stories from video, photos, audio, text and graphics. Storyplanet believes that storytelling is the glue that holds the world together and helps us understand ourselves and others. The more people that are able to tell their stories the better.|
|Touch Press||N/A (platform is not self-serve)||Many diverse talents make the vision for Touch Press a reality. The founding team brings together several renowned individuals--who collectively represent decades of experience in publishing, software development, media production and interaction design.|
|Zeega||Free||Zeega is revolutionizing web publishing and interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs. With Zeega, you can use any media in the cloud, transform the entire screen into your playground, and share your interactive creations with the world.|
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Last Updated: 7/31/2013