Will Wright has been hiding his projects coming from his Stupid Fun Club for quite some time, but IGN was lucky enough to grab an exclusive scoop on what he’s been up to. His next project is a television show called ‘The Creation Project‘. Teaming up with producer Albie Hecht, ‘The Creation Project‘ is a tv series about the creation of a tv series. Basically users will be able to submit ideas for stories and then they’ll get voted on to see which ideas will be turned into a two-half hour episode.
In essence, The Creation Project is a TV series about the creation of a TV series. What we’ve seen suggests users will submit story ideas online and via mobile devices. This will lead to the users than discussing the submissions and voting for their favorite. Finally, the winning storyline is actually produced and will air as two half hour episodes.
There appears to be a major online/mobile device component to this series, including a “StoryMaker Engine” Wright has designed that will allow users to quickly make their own storyboards to accompany their ideas using pre-existing images or those uploaded by the users themselves.
We saw suggestions that the series could premiere by the end of the year, though presumably the online component may begin earlier. Of course, we should reiterate that this was all in the early stages and it’s likely elements of what we saw could be dramatically different by the time The Creation Project is on the air.
I have to be honest here…this does not sound interesting in the slightest bit. I’m not much for reality tv, but it’s Will so I’ll give him a chance.
Thanks to TheSidDog for the tip!