The pilot episode of Explosive Alan Productions’ revolutionary new videogames show can now be viewed at thank-you-for-playing.com.
Thank You For Playing (TYFP) was initially envisioned as an attempt to devise the kind of mature, high-quality gaming show that TV has lacked for years, but rapidly evolved into something a traditional format wouldn’t allow for. Without wishing to paraphrase the immortal line from The Matrix, the easiest way to understand it is to head to the site right now and see it for yourself.
Powered by the proprietary ARBITER Engine and intended for full-screen viewing, it utilises a bespoke video player to present the show in a game-like environment, giving the viewer the freedom to watch the show in the order they choose. Each episode is presented as a unique, themed ‘World’, with the features that constitute the episode represented by selectable objects within that world. In keeping with the game-like presentation, progress is rewarded with ‘Unlocks’ – while watching features, viewers will open up over 15 additional pieces of related bonus materials, including articles, videos, audio, images, downloads and even a game.
With each episode providing several hours’ worth of entertainment, visitors can register in order to save their progress, allowing them to enjoy the wealth of material on offer at their own pace.
All efforts have been made to ensure that the show’s contents lives up to its unique presentation, with an emphasis on high production values, diverse subject matter, mixed media (live-action, animation and machinima all feature) and witty, intelligent scripts that value accessibility without resorting to condescension.
Watch the pilot episode now at thank-you-for-playing.com