- April 16, 2014
-- Los Angeles, CA
– MY LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME leaps off the script to your computer screen with innovative marketing and distribution directly to fans. After raising $32,000 and audience interest as part of calculated and formulaic business development, The webseries creator and St. Tropez Film Festival award-winner Petros L. Ioannou credits his quickly mounting success as part of a bigger plan hatched with collaborating YouTubers and Transmedia Content Creators.
MY LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME tells the story of cocky gamer “Don DeWitt” (Petros L. Ioannou) who becomes trapped in a universe of video games. To find a way home that does not end in Game Over Don finds help from the dethroned Space Princess Kera (Jennifer Polansky) and her snarky portable A.I. (Brent “brentalfloss”
Black of the WITH LYRICS webseries). Together they traverse the game worlds fraught with hazards recognizable from First Person Shooters, Space Combat Simulators, and RPGs.
With a wink to “A Wrinkle In Time” and “Wizzard of Oz”, Ioannou explains MY LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME is a tale about the magic of gamers forming alliances but also a story about the real world collaborations by upcoming content creators who are crowdfund ideas, validating audience interest, and producing quality narratives for distribution direct to fans.“Kickstarter is not the gateway to funding, it is the testing place for audience interest and reaction. We value our fans because, like the 13th man in American Football, the entertainment industry must rely more and more on what we refer to as 'Participatory Culture'.” says Ioannou.
Standing out as a narrative webseries for gamers by gamers, MY LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME is set to release exclusively on YouTube at the LEON UNITY channel with six episodes scheduled for drip release throughout the year including behind the scenes and bonus content.