Scene It?

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Scene It?
Publisher(s) Screenlife / Mattel
Players At least 2 (can be played in teams)
Age range 6 - Adult
Setup time 5 minutes
Playing time 30 to 45 minutes
Random chance Medium
Skill(s) required Movie and/or pop culture knowledge and dice rolling

Scene It? is a DVD game series created by Screenlife, in which players answer trivia questions about films or pop culture. The games were first developed to be played with questions read from trivia cards or viewed on a television from an included DVD or based on clips from movies, TV shows, music videos, sports and other popular culture phenomena. Today Scene It? is available as a mobile game for iPhone, iPad, on game consoles like Xbox 360, PlayStation and Wii and as a social game on Facebook.

In February 2012, it was announced that Star Wars Scene It? would be released in fall 2012.[1] However, a month later, Screenlife, the developer of Scene It?, was closed by its parent company Paramount Pictures.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Players choose either a short or long game, and adjust the Flextime game board. For a short game, the board is folded so fewer spaces show. Each player throws a die to see who goes first. Then, the player rolls both the ordinary dice and a customized eight-sided "category die" to see how far they move, and what challenge they face. The challenge can range from a trivia card question, a DVD challenge, ("My Play" or "All Play"), or they may have to draw a "Buzz card" (Cards are often renamed in special editions). If the roller wins the challenge, they can go again, but if they lose, the dice are handed to the next player. This process keeps going until someone hits the All Play to Win stop sign, in which that player must win one final All Play, in which everyone participates, in order to win. If not, they go to ring 3 of the zone called Final Cut (final shot in sports edition). There they must answer 3 questions right. If that falls through, then on the next turn they only have to answer 2 questions, and then only 1 question if that fails. If a Final Cut, or final shot challenge is won, then they win the game, and they get to watch a victory scene on the DVD.

Releases[edit]

New DVD expansion games are released every year. Expansions include:

^a Edition includes questions based on then-all original shows on the network other than game shows, with the exception of Doug for copyright issues with The Walt Disney Company, as well as older sitcoms such as All That, The Amanda Show, and KaBlam! for unknown reasons.

Company copyrights[edit]

Video games[edit]

A video game version of Scene It?, entitled Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action was released for the Xbox 360 on November 6, 2007. It featured 20 new game modes/categories and special game show-style "Big Button Controllers". The first sequel, Scene It? Box Office Smash was released on October 28, 2008, featuring the then-new Xbox Live Avatars. A second sequel, Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! was released on November 17, 2009 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. Opting for a multi-platform approach, this title abandoned the avatars in favor of more generic characters. A third sequel, Scene It? Movie Night was released on November 30, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Mobile game[edit]

Mobile game versions of Scene It? Movie Edition and TV Edition were released on major national wireless carriers in November 2007, featuring three game modes and the ability to download new puzzles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lucas Siegel (February 8, 2012). "SCENE IT: STAR WARS Coming To a Galaxy Near You". Newsarama.com. Retrieved February 12, 2013. /
  2. ^ Todd Bishop (March 6, 2012). "Paramount pulls plug on ‘Scene It?’ maker Screenlife". GeekWire. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 

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