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Updates: Simplifying downloads; hello Yosemite; bye bye compression

A few minor updates re current system requirements for installing Korsakow: Korsakow for Mac is now compatible with OSX Yosemite; Mac users no longer need to worry about Java or Quicktime versions or updates; Korsakow now downloads as a .dmg rather than a .zip. Korsakow for PC: Users no longer have to worry about separate […]

Paying for Korsakow

Korsakow has been free for small projects ever since it was first created and released by me, fifteen years ago. We believe it is the only software of its kind to be continuously, freely available for so long. For us, it harks back to a time when innovation in the new world of networked personal […]

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The Next Level of Story

Korsakow is an open-source application for creating web docs and other kinds of nonlinear, interactive narratives. It requires no programming expertise at all, and is available for Windows and Mac. Try it now!
Korsakow was invented in 2000 by filmmaker Florian Thalhofer and has since been used all over the world to make hundreds of outstanding database narratives like this, this and this.

More Films to Check Out

Drop in to our Showcase to see lots more Korsakow films from makers around the world.

The Korsakow Team

Florian Thalhofer (chief visionary and co-director); Matt Soar (co-director); Monika Kin Gagnon (support and direction); Dave Reisch (chief programmer); Myriam Rafla (coordinator and outreach); Phoenix Toews (programmer); Abram 'Aphid' Stern (programmer). Korsakow development has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2011-2014) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (2007-2011). Special recognition is due to Stuart Thiel for strategic direction during redevelopment, and to Gabriel Gosselin for superb technical and web support.


The Melbourne Korsakow Interest Group (mKIG) is a small but active group of makers and debaters, founded by Adrian Miles (RMIT). Follow their conversations here. (If you've also got a regular Korsakow thing going on, please let us know. We'll add you to the site, and send you some pins!)