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GEARING up for Rental Rewind Season 2

Updated: Aug 22, 2023



Behind the Scenes of Our Interactive Arcade-Inspired Show


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of an innovative and interactive TV show? We're thrilled to take you on an exclusive journey into the making of our upcoming production, where nostalgia meets cutting-edge technology. From securing a grants for Telus Optik TV distribution to transforming a space into a retro arcade with a YTV twist, this blog unveils the exciting process of bringing an interactive TV show to life, and our goals to live stream it on Twitch.


So what exactly is Rental Rewind Season 2?


It is a thrilling and interactive game show that brings the nostalgia of retro video games to the forefront. This unique show now in its second season combines the excitement of classic gaming with modern technology, allowing live audiences to participate actively. Contestants compete head-to-head in a series of challenges and trivia based on iconic retro video games, showcasing their knowledge, skills, and quick thinking. With its engaging format and interactive elements, "Rental Rewind" promises an unforgettable experience for gamers and enthusiasts alike.


Securing the TELUS STORYHIVE Grant


Our journey began with a vision – an idea that combined the charm of a classic arcade with the excitement of live streaming. To transform this vision into reality, we secured a grant. The grant not only provided essential financial backing but also validated our concept and fueled our passion to create an unforgettable TV experience for viewers.


Building the Ultimate Interactive Set: Welcome to the Arcade


Creating an immersive environment is crucial for an interactive show, and our set is the heart of the experience. Inspired by the vibrant aesthetics of YTV and the nostalgic charm of arcades, we embarked on the thrilling journey of building a set that would transport viewers into a world of retro gaming delight. From sourcing vintage arcade machines to crafting colorful backdrops, every detail was carefully designed to evoke a sense of wonder and nostalgia.


Lights, Camera, Interaction


What sets our show apart is the element of interactivity. Broadcasting live on Twitch allows us to engage directly with our audience, creating a dynamic and participatory experience. Viewers can influence gameplay, make decisions, and interact with hosts and contestants in real-time. This blend of traditional TV production and live-streaming technology adds an exciting layer of unpredictability and excitement, making each episode a unique adventure.


Preparing for Live Production


As the show takes shape, the behind-the-scenes hustle intensifies. From casting charismatic hosts to curating challenging game segments, every aspect requires careful planning and coordination. Rehearsals, technical tests, and contingency plans ensure that the live production runs seamlessly, delivering an engaging experience for both in-person attendees and online viewers.


Gaming, Nostalgia, and Connection


At the heart of our interactive TV show lies a sense of community. By merging the world of gaming with nostalgic aesthetics, we aim to bring together people of all ages who share a love for both. The live chat on Twitch becomes a hub for discussions, reactions, and shared memories, creating a sense of belonging and camaraderie among viewers from various corners of the world.



The Countdown Begins Stay Tuned for the Big Reveal


As we put the finishing touches on our arcade-inspired TV show, the anticipation builds. Our interactive vision is becoming a reality, thanks to the support of TELUS STORYHIVE, our dedicated team, and the excitement of our growing community. Get ready to immerse yourself in a captivating blend of nostalgia, gaming, and live entertainment, all from the comfort of your screen. The big reveal is just around the corner – grab your virtual tokens and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the world of interactive TV!


Make sure to stay tuned for more information at Rental Rewind.

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