If you’re happy to risk being roasted on cable TV to get some additional investment for your video game, then this new show is for you.
Brianna Wu has tweeted out an image this morning calling for developers to answer a casting call for a Shark Tank-style television show, where developers will vie for investment among a panel of business experts.
“Do you love video games,” the image asks. “Would you like the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch your game to the top industry professionals?”
Wu added that casting is only happening in the United States for now and that the producers were “unable to explain … the exact mechanism for funding or answer equity questions”. “But the show itself is legit,” she wrote.
It’ll be interesting to see how far this show gets off the ground, who sits on the panel and what kind of video games actually get through the vetting process (let alone the ones that the panel decides to invest in).
What captains of industry or video game icons would you like to see sitting on such a panel? I have a strong feeling that Tim Schafer will probably make an appearance — Double Fine have form in this area, after all.