If you’re old enough to have watched Nickelodeon in the early ’90s, you probably remember Nick Arcade. It was a TV game show centered around video games, with the hook being that contestants would go “inside” a video game (via green screen) for the final bonus challenge. The show was successful, lasting two full seasons and 84 episodes.
Now, the original creators of Nick Arcade, James Bethea and Karim Miteff, hope to revive the concept with an all new show called Enthlevel. To get the project off the ground, they have turned to Kickstarter, hoping to raise at least $350,000 to create a presentation reel that can be pitched to studios in hopes of being picked up as a full production. Original Nick Arcade host Phil Moore and announcer Andrea Lively are on board to reprise their roles in the new show.
Bethea and Miteff plan to update the concepts to reflect current technology. As in the original, contests will once again be taken “inside” the games, but rather than using green screens, they plan to use a combination of motion capture and virtual reality to create a more convincing effect.
The campaign will run until June 4th. For more info and to make a pledge, visit the official Kickstarter page.