Will Wright’s TV show, which has been in the works for some time now, was unveiled this week and it’s called Bar Karma.
Currently in the production phase, the show will debut on Current TV, a “youth-oriented” cable/satellite news channel founded by former vice president and inventor of the internet, Al Gore. It’s a rather good station, we really enjoy its documentary series Vanguard.
“Bar Karma is a culmination of over a year’s work and I am very excited to see the results as we join together not only gamers and television viewers, but actually create a community that will be empowered with a professional production team,” said Wright in a statement.
Originally known as The Creation Project, Bar Karma involves audience participation regarding the creation of a TV series and teams. It will be an interactive show, and viewers participate in the storyline and production via viewer input through a virtual studio.
According to Gamespot, this is how Bar Karma’s production process will work:
First, viewers will sign up on the show’s official website Then, viewers will submit story ideas, which will be selected by the producers, who will post the finalists. Then, viewers will be able to submit storyboards for the shows, the finalists of which will be selected and posted for the Bar Karma community to vote on. Finally, the digital entertainment studio Worldwide Biggies will adapt, shoot, and produce the winning storyboards into actual 30-minute episodes.
The website provides a few more details, but scant few. It looks rather mystical though.
No word yet on when it will air, but we’ll keep you posted.