Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 20, 2014
arrowPress Releases
April 20, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM TechWeb sites:


New Channel 4 show set in the world of  The Sims 3
New Channel 4 show set in the world of The Sims 3
February 1, 2012 | By Mike Rose

February 1, 2012 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    1 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



UK TV broadcaster Channel 4 has launched SuperMe, a new online series filmed entirely via EA's life simulator The Sims 3.

The new show is completely unchoreographed, according to Channel 4, with producer Somethin' Else simply putting a group of four Sims, the "Super Mes," into specific situations and then recording the action that unfolds.

The team has given each Sim detailed traits and ambitions, and is looking to follow each Sim around and capture what they do as part of this observational documentary.

The first episode of the digital show is available to watch online, with subsequent episodes in the series to follow.

As reported by Televisual, Somethin' Else chief creative officer Paul Bennun explained, "This is one of the most exciting projects we have made yet and points to the future of interactive storytelling."

"It's incredibly moving and funny at times, and a true collaboration between humans and robots. We have become very attached to them. We are delighted to be able to work with Channel 4 Education to make it real."

Claire Ridley, The Sims UK business lead at Electronic Arts, added, "It's no surprise a game like The Sims 3 can be put to such creative use, but we are still incredibly excited by this truly novel use of our world-beating technology."


Related Jobs

FableLabs
FableLabs — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.20.14]

Senior Gameplay Developer (Unity3D, C#)
Treyarch / Activision
Treyarch / Activision — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.19.14]

Associate Art Director - Treyarch
Treyarch / Activision
Treyarch / Activision — Santa Monica, California, United States
[04.19.14]

Associate Animator (temporary) - Treyarch
Activision Publishing
Activision Publishing — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
[04.19.14]

Principal Graphics Programmer










Comments


Todd Boyd
profile image
Wat?


none
 
Comment: