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Jun 4

It’s a Game! It’s a Show! It’s a GameShow!

Category: Farscape Alumni

So, the Big Huge Thing that Rockne O’Bannon tweeted about last month is the conflagration of gaming and TV, with a multiplayer on-line shooter game tied together with a scripted live-action TV show. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the game and show, called Defiance, “introduces players and Syfy viewers to a world ravaged by decades of conflict, where humans and aliens live together in a world the likes of which no one has seen. The game combines the frenetic action of a top-tier console shooter with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. The game’s story will take place in the San Francisco bay area, while the TV series will be set just outside of St. Louis, MO. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence and evolve each other over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.”

“It’s a groundbreaking coming together of a TV development team and a game development team to create the first truly immersive, 24/7 interactive story that bridges online gaming and the TV world in a unique way.”         

                                                             – David Howe, president of SyFy

If this doesn’t drive the 18-to-24-male-demographic out of the woodwork, I don’t know what will.

Good luck, Rockne, with this exciting, new endeavor.

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