There have been many attempts to marry the TV and gaming worlds with interactive features that encourage viewers to immerse fully in a fantasy universe. Most don’t take. But the Syfy channel and game developer Trion Worlds are betting big — like a reported $100 million big — that their collaboration of science fiction TV show and first person shooter MMO will turn out to be a hit.
Defiance is set a mere 33 years in the future, where humans now live side by side with a number of alien races. The world looks exceptionally different than it does now, with alien technology augmenting our science, and something called the “Pale Wars” destroying much of the planet. St. Louis, it turns out, is one of the only refuges of civilization left, but those within its gated walls still have plenty to fear. Hit the jump for more on this new series, and whether it’s worth a watch. … READ MORE