DVD Game Debuts Kid Edition7 Jun, 2003 By: Holly J. Wagner
Screenlife is readying its next version of the DVD trivia game Scene-It? for release in September.
The new version, Jr. Scene-It?, is aimed at children ages 8 to 12. It features more than 180 film and TV clips, 700-plus DVD questions and 600 trivia cards. The junior version replaces the pewter game pieces from the adult set with neon-colored plastic pieces that reflect youth culture in shapes like headphones and cell phones. It also includes question categories geared to younger viewers.
Scene-It? games play similar to Trivial Pursuit, but are augmented with a DVD filled with movie and TV clips so even those who know little film trivia can compete using questions that rely more on recalling images from a clip than knowledge of film history or star trivia.
The game makes use of a technology called Optreve that retrieves the clips randomly to keep play lively.
The company sold 30,000 copies of the original game within 10 weeks of its introduction late last year.
Screenlife is also planning other new editions, including a sequel pack for the adult version and subsequent versions to include Classic TV, Music and Sports editions.