Generation: Gamerz One Point, One Kill

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Here's an interesting concept. Take a television show, add in sequences that can be played as a game. It would be even more interesting if what happened in the game episodes were to affect what happens in the next episode of the television show. Of course this is a new idea and will take time to evolve into what I just thought up.

Kuma Games and Spike TV announced today the development of an online videogame series based on Spike TV's new action-drama limited series "The Kill Point." Beginning Sunday, July 22 with the premiere of the series, Kuma will release action-packed gameisodes that allow television viewers to jump into The Kill Point's bank robbery gone wrong plotline – playing as a police officer or bank robber in a high intensity hostage crisis. Kuma's gameisodes are now available for free download at www.SpikeTV.com and www.KumaGames.com.

 "The Kill Point is a perfect property to extend from the linear channel to the PC screen," said Vin Farrell, director of production Spike TV Digital Media. "We have created original webisodes on spiketv.com and now with the launch of the new online game, we're giving our viewers an all-encompassing entertainment experience. The Kill Point game is great for fans of the show as well as gamers who want a great PC action game to play.""

"With our partners, we create interactive events that let viewers watch a television show, then immediately jump into the action," said Keith Halper, CEO of Kuma Games. "We think the gameisodes will enhance the viewers' overall entertainment experience and at the same time expose the property to some potentially new and untapped audiences."

The Kill Point is Spike TV's gripping new original scripted eight-hour action-drama series created and written by James DeMonaco ("The Negotiator", "Assault on Precinct 13") and starring Emmy-Award winning actor John Leguizamo, alongside Donnie Wahlberg (HBO's "Band of Brothers"). The Kill Point follows a team of American Iraqi-War veterans, led by Leguizamo, who find themselves in the middle of hostage negotiations after their attempt at a midtown bank robbery goes terribly wrong. The series debuted on Sunday, July 22 at 9pm ET/PT on Spike TV.

As in all of Kuma's high-quality episodic games, Spike TV's The Kill Point is being developed using the HalfLife 2 game engine. The multiplayer game allows up to 16 cops and robbers to play simultaneously.

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 Honestly if they could shoot the episodes on a week-to-week basis then we could get some real interaction. For example the show comes to some critical situation that could have drastic effects on the characters. Perhaps the game is played X amount of times and depending on the most common outcome the script is written to reflect the game outcome. Now THAT would be interactive!

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