October 7, 2010
Remember Sim City? You know, you could build a city, put in skyscrapers and run all the intricacies of the municipal government. Do you also remember those awesome books where you could choose which page to go to based on which direction you wanted the storyline to go in? Well, now, they’re converging. The creator of the Sims is taking it to the next level: a choose your own adventure TV Show.
According to the Financial Post:
Supposedly, viewers will be able to create and control the show’s storylines and plot developments. The show will launch in the first quarter of 2011.
That’s right! Viewers will be able to join an online community where they can submit potential storylines which are then voted on and produced in a 30 minute episode. Pretty cool, huh?
Only thing is, I could really see this turning into a fiasco. Do you remember the one-word story game where you go around in a circle and each person says one word of a sentence? The result ends up sounding like something somewhere between a toddler and senile rambling.
You can click here to keep up-to-date on what’s going on with this new, crazy idea. Maybe this will be the next big thing! But, personally, I like television to have an overarching plot line that makes some sense. Oh, and I like it to be a surprise. Maybe that’s just me.