TV Shows and Games

It can be safely said that television plays a very large role in culture today. It is extremely rare to find someone who doesn’t pay attention to the programming on the networks today. This attention starts to bleed out into other forms of entertainment available to the public and this includes the world of games. Popular television shows are beginning to find some life in the gaming industry and this is a fact that is unlikely to change anytime soon. Fans are becoming more and more outspoken about exactly what they like and when options are available to them to continue to enjoy their interests, especially in the world of games, they will take them.

A number of popular television shows have been given a platform with games in the form of trivia. Grey’s Anatomy, Sex and the City, I Love Lucy, and Desperate Housewives are just a few of the shows which have been given this trivia game treatment. With these games, players often compete with each other in questions about the show’s storyline, the actors in the show, and production behind it. Fans who know the most, usually with some lucky throws of the dice, find themselves as the winner of the game. These games feature a simple that players race around, landing on different spaces that usually denote the type of question that needs to be answered to progress. Trivia games based on popular television shows are usually popular with the fans because not only does it allow them to prove their status as super fans, but to usually learn something new about the show that they did not realize before.

Trivia games aren’t the only representation that television shows have in the game world, however. Different shows are adaptable to different types of games, such as reality television. Some of these reality game shows have been adapted into games, with Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race being some of the most popular ones. With Survivor, players race around the for Immunity by solving different puzzles or trivia questions about survival skills. The first player to reach the end of the wins the round and Immunity for that turn. Players will then vote one member of the game out of the running and onto the jury. Players who have previously been voted out return at the end of the game to determine the winner between the final two players, much like the show. The Amazing Race game utilizes a DVD which allows players to experience some of the different cultures of the world while racing through the , giving it an edge that other games usually do not provide.

Lost gives its fans a strategy game that changes each time it is played. By laying different tiles across the playing field, the is built randomly each game and “the island” is never quite the same twice. It allows players to have a variety of different characters from the show and the novelty of this can last quite a while. Television can be a very creative outlet for storytelling and adventure and when these quality cross over into the games representing the shows, quality entertainment can be enjoyed by all.