The game industry has often seen movies and TV shows adapted into video game format. The end result isn’t always flattering or able to rile up the same magic from one screen to the next. However, 3 out of 10 has done exactly the opposite. 3 out of 10 first released back in 2020 about a development studio trying to produce a game that would score much higher than a three — with comical silliness ensuing. Things are about to get weird as 3 out of 10, a game about a show, will be adapted into an actual TV show. And, it looks like it’s got some cinematic veterans behind its creation.
The video game 3 out of 10 follows a group of developers at Shovelworks Studios. The episodic adventure is comprised of various mini-game experiences broken up by cutscenes about the development process. The hopes are that the dysfunctional studio produces a game that scores higher than a 3 out of 10. You play as Midge, the newly hired animator for the studio.
The show seems like it will follow somewhat of the same formula, which, could have almost limitless potential by extrapolating something as simple as a mini-game into an entire show. As well, the show will also be an interactive sitcom, most likely akin to Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
Scoring higher than a 3 out of 10
Many might scoff at the idea of yet another video game turned show. However, a video game sitcom turned into an actual TV sitcom might have a little bit more potential. The upcoming 3 out of 10 show could have potential with the Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) and the upcoming Tomb Raider animated series producer at the helm. The team at DJ2 Entertainment is currently working on various projects, two of which include the Tomb Raider animated series and a Disco Elysium adaptation. There is even a My Friend Pedro live-action “dramedy thriller” being worked on at this time.
DJ2 Entertainment has a few projects on the burners as it stands. However, with the success of other shows like the aforementioned Bandersnatch, it could be the perfect mix of gaming and consumable TV media. “As game developers, we wanted to celebrate this wacky industry we love in a way even non-gamers can appreciate,” said Joe Mirabello, creative director at Terrible Posture Games.