Interactive gameshow featuring 6 contestants playing live from home via webcams
Four contestants are linked to the studio via Skype video. Viewers at home are polled on a variety of topics, many concerning current events.
Over the course of four rounds, the contestants must second-guess how the American public answered the questions, each of which is worth more money than the last. At the end of each round, the contestant with the least money is eliminated. The last player standing gets to bet on a final question and the chance to earn even more cash.
Our team faced a number of challenges working on this show, but nothing that couldn't be overcome.
To create a low-cost system to allow contestants to play the game live from home
To ensure that up to 20 contestants were available to be prepped live for the studio
To use Skype as the main platform for audio and video
How ionoco made it happen
We used the ionoGRAB ST system to capture and stream Skype calls to any location within the studio
Integrated our system into the studio talkback systems, to allow any producer to talk to any contestant
Created a master control system to manage the routing of all the video chats to virtual green rooms and the studio
Integrated the live video feed into our game-control system to create multiple feeds of contestants in quad 2 and 3 splits, plus a single iso of each contestant