Reverse Knightmare

How might you change Knightmare if a new series were to be made?
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Reverse Knightmare

Post by sozboz » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:30 pm

Hypothetically speaking if I was producing a Knightmare type show myself I would tie it into the increasing importance of computer game design and creative industries in Britain by making a show where teams of youths design rooms and traps and characters for either of other kids or adults to try their luck against.
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Re:Reverse Knightmare

Post by Gizensha » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:29 pm

Now that might be interesting. I presume you're thinking of an Apprentice/Beat the Boss style show which challenges kids to design interesting rooms for a hypothetical Knightmare revival. Personally, if I were doing that, I'd do it as two shows tied to each other. The one you described having the best rooms from (not just in terms of deadliness, though) it being used in the hypothetical Knightmare revival. The only analogy to this I can think of is the way Doctor Who is followed by the Doctor Who Confidential making of documentary, or how Echo Beach is preceded by the Moving Wallpaper making of mockumentary/drama. If the legal issues involved in doing such are feasibly navigable.

...Although, sadly, I'm not convinced computer game design is of increasing importance in Britain, since pretty much all the British developers with a staff of greater than 5 have either shut down or been bought out by foreign game design companies (Which, although provides jobs to people with the relevent skills in the UK I struggle to consider it a British industry since it's mostly owned by America. Outside of Llamasoft and Introversion, anyway, which have a combined staff of five, I believe, and are hardly major players (although both have a cult following)

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Re:Reverse Knightmare

Post by Ironlord » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:45 pm

Gizensha wrote: Outside of Llamasoft and Introversion, anyway, which have a combined staff of five, I believe, and are hardly major players (although both have a cult following)
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Re:Reverse Knightmare

Post by sozboz » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:29 pm

Yeah, a bit like beat the boss with an emphasis on creative industries.
A lot of game designers and animators are UK based which is what I meant.
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Re:Reverse Knightmare

Post by sozboz » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:30 pm

And Mr. Minter is, of course, a very special person.
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Re:Reverse Knightmare

Post by Monster » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:49 pm

The idea puts me in mind of Dungeon Keeper..

And even then, the Dungeon Advisor always made me think of Treguard, right from the very first, "Welcome, Keeper.."
"Where am I?"
"... You tell us.."

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