Sci Fi game for videogame challenge
Sci Fi Channel has ordered a reality competition that pits 12 contestants against one another in a series of video game challenges to find the best all-around gamer in the United States.
The show, which has the working title of “GameQuest,” is set to premiere in the first quarter. Samsung Electronics is on board as a production partner.
It will feature top game titles from various studios, and includes physical challenges that bring video games to life, as well as elimination challenges in an arena before hundreds of spectators. Contestants will compete for a prize package that includes $100,000 and trips to future World Cyber Games events.
“With two out of every three American households playing video games, it’s clear that this mainstream phenomenon is a perfect arena for the channel’s agenda of broadening the brand while celebrating imagination,” Sci Fi channel president Dave Howe said.