Burtin Productions is producing a TV show called "Cyplex" that's
going to be the first unified console and PC championship broadcast on national TV.
The show pilot has just wrapped and the program is slated to air as a 13 episode
weekly series in 2002.
"Cyplex" is more than just a TV tournament.
The show combines sports-style competition with a look into the culture of gaming.
Contestants will be recruited for their gaming ability and their interesting
personalities, and the format is designed to highlight individual competitors and catalyze
dynamic interactions and even rivalries. "Cyplex" is bringing a new type
of program to television, combining the adrenaline of the first-ever unified PC/console
championship title, complete with one of the largest purses ever given away, with
character-driven conflict, awesome video game visuals and plenty of those brilliant
moments that make up the gaming experience.
"Cyplex" is the brainchild of Burtin Productions, a team of
interactive entertainment industry, film and television veterans. Rob Sebastian,
former head of Warner Brothers Interactive and responsible for such game titles as Harry
Potter and the upcoming sequels to The Matrix, is executive producer. The
"Cyplex" production team is led by Curt Apduhan, producer, and Joe Kawasaki,
director, both of whom recently wrapped work on the highly acclaimed and theatrically
released sports documentary, "Go Tigers." For more information or to sign
up for the competition go to www.cyplex.tv.