Kyle XY online: The Warehouse

Client: ABC Family Agency: At Play Studios warehouse_kyle_climbing_300To extend the series Kyle XY online, we created The Warehouse, a 3-D environment where fans could play video games that mirrored the training our hero Kyle did on-air to hone his powers. But it was more than a video game: It was a weekly episodic that lead fans on a chase for a mystery gem and gave birth to 781229 and her web-only series. My contributions included:

  • Creating the story that unfolded through the gaming environment
  • Weaving story elements from the on-air show into the biweekly video games
  • Writing dialogue for onscreen characters, plus copy for clues that exposed the mystery
  • Collaborating on game play and overall design
  • Managing continuous production and continuity details.

You can explore The Warehouse online.

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2 Comments

  1. Dawn (dawn4scifi)
    Posted September 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    This is Dawn4scifi, from the KyleXY ARG.

    NYCScifiFan, who also was on that site and I found you by looking up the name of Niccolo Boldrin, who played Cooper. I am assuming you were also the one who interacted with us game players. So, “hi!” We were so disappointed that ABCF cut off the game in the middle. I bet that was painful for you as well.

    Anyhow, I just thought I would write and let you know that I totally enjoyed your ARG project. (I liked it better than anything else on ABC Family.) Since I saw you email on here, I thought I would love to give you Kudos for a wonderful, fun and mentally stimulating adventure. Good job, Ben.

    Have a wonderful and blessed life.

    Dawn4scifi (Dawn really is my name.)

  2. ben
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I remember you dawn4scifi!

    Thanks for posting! I’m glad you enjoyed Cooper and 781229. We had a lot of fun doing it. We were very sad when production stopped on our little experience.

    I was NOT the person interacting with Cooper’s army. That will have to remain a mystery.

    As for where the story was going–we had it all mapped out. What you saw in the winter of 08 was the first act.

    I’ll check with the folks at abc family to see if they want to release the tale.

    Thanks for playing along with our adventure.

    Ben