YouTube’s first interactive original is a heist show starring gaming personality Markiplier
YouTube debuted the trailer today for its first interactive original show, a special starring gaming personality Markiplier that lets viewers lead him through a heist. The show will debut on October 30th and include 61 total videos leading to 31 possible endings.
Creator-made interactive shows have been on YouTube for well over a decade, with the earliest relying on YouTube’s since-deprecated annotation feature to let viewers make choices and advance to a new video. Markiplier has even made one of his own before, with a 2017 series called A Date with Markiplier that could lead viewers to 10 possible endings.
This new show, A Heist with Markiplier, only differs in that it’s being funded by and made for YouTube’s Originals program, and its…