00c6: a sci-fi transmedia webseries in dystopian China
Look at this website: there is something that can’t be real. Actually, nothing is real, luckly: you’re in front of a story you can enter and dive in.
If you’re familiar with transmedia storytelling, credits at the very bottom should drop any further doubt: Haexagon Concepts Ltd. is a transmedia company based in Hong Kong and it’s ceo has a name often seen close to the word transmedia.
So what’s all about?
00c6 is a unicode sequence for the latin letter “AE” (Æ). It’s a transmedia experience about China’s imminent gendercide crisis, with a fictional post-apocalyptic sci-fi webseries set in 2082 as core content. The show tells (we must say, with some predictable scenes of violence we would have gladly avoided) the story of a pleasure-selling g company satisfying desperate men looking for a lone encounter with a woman, something that AE make happens on isolated island while the rest of the futuristic China deals with huge imbalance between men and women. The island itself seems to be the real plus of this series, as the location has been choosed carefully and the result it’s quite impressive.
The concept started back in 2011, and the creators set up a blog and a FAQ page in order to explain the dna and blueprints of the whole project.
While we disliked the general treatment given to the topic, with a story in our opinion too far from the real what-if questions about future demographics imbalance issues, we liked the production quality and some nice features such as the total absence of dialogues.
YouTube specific project channel can provide trailers, backstage, episodes and much more, and you can live the experience on smartphones and tablets too. The project is rumored to feature also some secret tumblr pages with additional character and universe information. 00c6 is still in beta, with the crew hoping for a growth as the fan base embrace the story.