In a new press released yesterday, June 20, 2011, for Torchwood: Web of Lies, BBC Worldwide and Starz announced a new way to enjoy your show: a social media app.
Torchwood: Miracle Day is only weeks away and finally some information on the motion comic has been released, which will be a companion to the new series.
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It will feature interactive game play and clues to the series on Starz with some of the actors from the show including Eve Myles, John Barrowman and including the talented Eliza Dushku. In other words what you are getting is an interactive app that will feature 10, three-minute motion comic narratives. It will be available for download on iTunes prior to the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day and additional motion comics will be available following the broadcast of each show.
Here is some more info on the app:
“Torchwood: Web of Lies” is an episodic interactive experience for iOS that fuses together motion comic and gameplay elements to tell an original and digitally exclusive Torchwood story. Players will participate in a parallel storyline to “Torchwood: Miracle Day” that includes lead characters Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – voiced by John Barrowman and Eve Myles.
“Torchwood: Web of Lies“ runs alongside weekly premieres of “Torchwood: Miracle Day”, providing fans with a way to engage in the world of Torchwood between episodes. It reveals a past day in the lives of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – a day they’ve both forgotten. The events of that day fuel a modern day conspiracy-laced treasure hunt, as Holly Mokri, voiced by Eliza Dushku (“Dollhouse,” “Tru Calling,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), labors to uncover the secrets of Miracle Day. Each week a new episode unlocks, allowing players to access another piece of original motion comic narrative and game which ties into and extends plot developments of the show, as well as providing new twists in its own narrative.
So what’s the bottom line on this interesting way to keep people into Torchwood all summer long? Well the first one is free, and then the other 9 would be available for .99 per 3 mini episodes or $2.99 for all 10.
Seriously though, I am not a fan for paying for this additional insight into Torchwood. As fun as it sounds, not everyone has an apple product (yes it can be converted to mp3 but that is not the point) and second, there is a fee. As much as many people love some of the actors, I think only super hard core fans will want to shell out the money. While it is not a lot, not once did I think there would be a fee, so I am bit turned off.
But then here who is writing the motion comic:
“Torchwood: Web of Lies”is written by “Torchwood: Miracle Day” writers Jane Espenson and Ryan Scott. The motion comic and app is published by BBC Worldwide, with Double Barrel (“Tron: Legacy,” “Repo Men,” “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”)
With this caliber of writers, this may actually be worth the small price to pay.
For those who really want to immerse themselves into all things Torchwood, then this is right up your alley.
What do you think? Would you pay? And do you think this really will add to the new chapter of Torchwood?
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