The Sopranos A&E ConnectionThe Sopranos A&E Connection game was designed for the premiere of the Sopranos on A&E TV. Using cell phones to collect pieces, players composed a online gameboard to anticipate what might happen that night on the Sopranos, much like Fantasy Football works with sports.
When the episode premieres on A&E, the players' online gameboards come to life and animate synchronously to the TV signal. As the characters, settings and objects of the Sopranos appear on TV, the corresponding pieces animate and score points. This represents the first time a game was ever designed wholly for synchronous two-screen entertainment.
Click below to see the game in action. [video]
ringtone as collective cheer
|Numb3rs / Chain Factor
persistent play, GPS telemetry, live sharks
|The Sopranos A&E Connection
live television, sync-to-broadcast
semacodes, camera phones, treasure hunt, giant game pieces
mobile, GPS, multi-player
Wi-Fi positioning, laptops, mobile browsers
mobile, camera phones, image processing
|Media Res Server