Fox TV Fans Meet, Play Digital Game On Facebook

Imagine your favorite television series. Now imagine interacting with fellow fans, online, as players of an interactive digital game based on the show.

Imagine your favorite television series. Now imagine interacting with fellow fans, online, as players of an interactive digital game based on the show.

Fans of the Fox psychological television drama, “The Booth at the End,” recently debuted in London, can do just that.

A new social game called “The Deal” was recently created for Facebook by London-based gaming firm Two Way Media in conjunction with Fox International Channels.

“‘The Deal’ is a truly social game that has a strong narrative at its core,” says James Turner, chief executive officer of Two Way Media, in a press release. “It allows players to immerse themselves within the story and help others along the way.”

Built around the premise of the show, the goal of the narrative-based game is for players to successfully complete tasks laid out by “The Man” (the main character of the show, who sits at a corner booth at back of a diner granting wishes to visitors who agree to perform tasks for him). In the social game, moral values are put to the test as players solve dilemmas, collect things and earn rewards.

Using instant-messaging and chat, players can interact with one another to ask questions and seek advice. As players engage, the game narrative develops.

Dario D’Arile, vice president of global online publishing at Fox International Channels, said in the press release, “The Deal’ gives fans the chance to engage with the show on new and different levels.”

Previous digital projects developed by Two Way Media include interactive voting and competition services for “The X Factor” and interactive television games for “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” and “Deal or No Deal?”

Readers, how do you think social games tied to television shows stack up against other applications favored by Facebook gamers?