Game People launch their gaming Radio Plays. Not satisfied with haiku, origami or sung reviews, their new Scripted Gamer reviews offer a weekly 3 minute Radio Play staring Fred and Bob– their two intrepid reviewers. Not only that, but they will be coming to a theatre near you soon.
Game People have employed the talents of Adam Moran (of The Drat Pack fame http://www.thedratpack.co.uk) to head up the Scripted Gamer project. Moran said of the project,“What happens when you cross a piece of theatre with a game review? Something interesting and entertaining that we are having a lot of fun in the studio with.”
Each review script is written and recorded live, before being published on http://www.gamepeople.co.uk, iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/game-people/id379248749 and RSS http://feeds.feedburner.com/GamePeoplePodcast.rss.
Listeners not only get some unusual opinion on recent videogames but also are let into the sometimes scary lives of thespian wannabies Fred and Bob. Episodes are published on the Scripted Gamer column:
- Episode 1: Call of Juarez: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/scripted_360_callofjuarez.htm
- Episode 2: Monsters vs Aliens: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/scripted_360_monstersvsaliens.htm
- Episode 3: Batman Arkham Asylum: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/scripted_360_batmanarkham.htm
- Episode 4: Wanted Weapons of Fate: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/scripted_360_wanted.htm
Once he has a full complement of episodes under his belt, the shows will be taken on tour in the UK for live performances that will be recorded for broadcast on Game People http://www.gamepeople.co.uk. Tickets and dates available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Game People
Game People uniquely offers a whole range of varying opinions on the latest videogames. Each writer has their niche perspective and, like you, come from all walks and ages of life.
We are the antitheses of mass media. We are social, mini, friendly and failing. By side-stepping the need to be perfect, comprehensive and score-driven we hope to offer something more personal, intimate and interesting.
Our artisan reviewers walk their own path, but are united by a desire to fit some games in amongst busy lives -- parents, young adults, mid-lifers, teenagers, retirees and artists. Read a few and you'll soon find someone a bit like you.
As well as the more common handwritten reviews, we also like to engage with more unusual ways of reviewing games. You will find us using songs, origami, photography, animation and even teletext to capture their feelings about a game.
We may be small, but we are heard a long way away. Game People writers have featured (stared?) on BBC TV and Radio, Arts Festivals, mainstream print like Official Playstation Magazine, 360 Magazine and write online for sites like Wired, IGN and Game Pro.