A very interesting project is in the works at Trion Worlds in collaboration with SyFy: they are planning the release of Defiance, an interconnected MMO shooter, meaning that the world and storylines will co-exist throughout a scripted drama series and a multiplatform MMO shooter. A very interesting concept and I am sure we’ll all like to give it a try!
Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully.
Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.
Absolutely interesting and surely sounds “Sci-fi” for me, proving that real life gaming and movies can co-exist. Just imagine how it would be to kill a character from the movie, in the game, and have it out of the show or something. That is pure madness!
oth the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013 and the series is executive produced by Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica; Hellcats) & Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica), so we have all the reasons to be excited.
Below is some more artwork from Defiance: