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'Defiance' and the Possibilities and Pitfalls of Transmedia

'Defiance' and the Possibilities and Pitfalls of Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Matt Grant:  "Syfy's new series Defiance is an ambitious transmedia project. But in this case, that does more harm than good."

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Defiance: The Agony and Ecstasy of Codeveloping An Integrated TV Show-Game Experience [#Transmedia]

Defiance: The Agony and Ecstasy of Codeveloping An Integrated TV Show-Game Experience [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Susan Karlin:  "In Defiance, the Syfy cable channel and Trion Worlds gaming company tackle a never-before-tried $100 million transmedia experiment--a crossover TV show and an MMO game that are interdependent and independent of one another. Showrunner Kevin Murphy tells us how he straddled the two worlds."

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There's been a lot of buzz about this project, and a lot of articles about its gaming aspects.  But now, articles are starting to appear which give insight from a television perspective.  Here's a good one.

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Transmedia Project Updates

Transmedia Project Updates | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Fiona Milburn:  "Follow the links for the latest on projects being tracked by Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age" ...

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Defiance: The First Video-Game Television Show

Susan Karlin:  “A new science fiction franchise faces many technical challenges in marrying a video game with a television show.

 

Kickstarter Alert: Authentic in All Caps

Daniel Donahoo:  “Storytellers and those interested in how we wander around the web should be interested in this little transmedia storytelling project coming out of the brain of Christy Dena called Authentic in All Caps.

 

Exclusive Interview: ‘Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ Transmedia Producer Jay Bushman talks the Streamys, the show, more

Marama Whyte:  “The latest in our series of exclusive Lizzie Bennet Diaries interviews – Hypable spoke to The LBD Transmedia Producer Jay Bushman about his recent Streamys win, his work on the show, and what transmedia is all about, anyway.

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Television and Gaming Merge in Defiance for Transmedia War Zone

Television and Gaming Merge in Defiance for Transmedia War Zone | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Celina Beach:  "Over the years, Rockne S. O’Bannon has transformed more than a few science fiction projects into cult classics: O’Bannon helped shape the futuristic worlds depicted in properties including Alien Nation, SeaQuest DSV, and Farscape."

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Gosh, just realized that I've been tracking the development of this project for close to 18 months now!  You can check out previously scooped articles here.

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Defiance Hands-on Preview -- A Transmedia Obsession in the Making?

Defiance Hands-on Preview -- A Transmedia Obsession in the Making? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Adam Rosenberg: "Defiance is aiming to be your next, great RPG timesuck. The console- and PC-bound release serves up an entirely new sci-fi universe--complete with tie-in Syfy series--in the context of a third-person action/RPG that mixes reflex-based shooting with number-crunching stat-boosting and color-coded loot drops. There's a little Diablo, a little Borderlands, and a little Guild Wars 2, all wrapped inside of an MMO-style framework that offers plenty of original flavor" ...


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Defiance: Exclusive Interview!

Defiance: Exclusive Interview! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer: "When it comes to how we experience entertainment, Trion is looking further ahead than just the next couple of years. By facing the challenge of building virtual worlds that work on TV, PC and beyond, and by working out how to mesh multiple ways of creating content, this ambitious developer is striving to get ahead of the curve."


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Trion releases Defiance feature video, details 'transmedia' synergy

Trion releases Defiance feature video, details 'transmedia' synergy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jef Reahard: "Trion has released a new making-of featurette for Defiance, its "transmedia" property that includes a sci-fi shooter MMO and a Syfy television series."

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Defiance begins work in Toronto, "revolutionary transmedia event"

Defiance begins work in Toronto, "revolutionary transmedia event" | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

'Trion Worlds has partnered with SyFy on a transmedia franchise called Defiance where a MMO will tie-in to a TV series as they inhabit the same world. It's the "first-ever convergence".'

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Divided, It Fails: Defiance’s Multiplatform Narrative Strategy Doesn’t Quite Work [#Transmedia]

Divided, It Fails: Defiance’s Multiplatform Narrative Strategy Doesn’t Quite Work [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Sarah Tolf discusses Defiance's multiplatform narrative strategy and how it's not quite working for either the game or the show."

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:10 AM

Sarah Tolf discusses Defiance's multiplatform narrative strategy and how it's not quite working for either the game or the show.

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SyFy and Trion launch Defiance transmedia experience

SyFy and Trion launch Defiance transmedia experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Smith:  "Defiance is both a TV series and a video game, designed to support each other. The game launches today, the TV series in two weeks."

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In case you've missed all the coverage to date, here's an excellent article explaining what the transmedia experience called Defiance is all about.

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Trion and Syfy redefine licensing with Defiance

Trion and Syfy redefine licensing with Defiance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Steve Peterson:  "Trion SVP Nick Beliaeff on how this game and TV show developed together."

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An interesting look at the business model behind Defiance.


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Exploring SyFy’s Transmedia Project ‘Defiance’

Exploring SyFy’s Transmedia Project ‘Defiance’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Alan Robinson:  "Whether it has been through novels, webisodes, or interactive “alternate reality” games, the concept of transmedia storytelling continues to evolve in news ways as technology becomes more accessible. Nothing has been quite so immersive, however, as the SyFy Channel’s upcoming TV series, Defiance" ...

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I'm really hoping Defiance lives up to expectations ... I guess only time will tell.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:16 PM

For lovers of Sci Fi everywhere.

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Transmedia Tuesday: Syfy Wants You to Play their new TV Show, Defiance

Transmedia Tuesday: Syfy Wants You to Play their new TV Show, Defiance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Chaunton: '“We have video games and we have TV shows, and TV shows based on video games, and video games based on TV shows, but this is not that. It’s all those things.” That's how Geoff Boucher described a new transmedia story that Syfy will be putting out next spring: an aliens-come-to-earth project, called Defiance.'


DRC: You might also like to check out Exclusive: Trion on Defiance and Marketing a Transmedia Property over at [a]listdaily.

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The world of Defiance ... can it work?

The world of Defiance ... can it work? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Justin Olivetti: "Can Defiance work? The cross-media venture between Trion Worlds and Syfy is one of the most interesting projects in the industry right now, if for no other reason than that a TV/MMO crossover has never been done before. At least, not like this" ...

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Defiance – A Transmedia opportunity that gives a new lease of life to in-game advertising

Defiance – A Transmedia opportunity that gives a new lease of life to in-game advertising | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Dan Plant (electricginger): "What is really exciting is that this is a truly transmedia project where the layers of the narrative are built up not only between multiple media channels, but where people can engage in different ways with the plot and actually have an effect on how it evolves."

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An In-Depth Look at Cross Media MMO Defiance

An In-Depth Look at Cross Media MMO Defiance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Defiance is an upcoming Trion Worlds MMO with a new take on the theme of dynamic, persistent game worlds. It is, in effect, part MMO and part Syfy television show where events that happen in-game will be an integral part of the show.

 

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