Bates Motel, an online TV series acting as a prequel to the film Psycho, has added an interactive element to its website to promote the second season. The virtual experience lets fans navigate the website remotely with their iPhone.
Using your iPhone’s flashlight app, you can navigate the dark corners of the motel featured throughout the series. Using actual footage from the show creates a convincing & immersive interactive experience that furthers the connection fans have with the series. The interactive experience is made possible with HTML5 websockets to pair your phone with the site, which essentially transforms your iPhone into a game controller that lets you uncover your own mysteries within the eerie motel room.