It seems like the gaming world has got over its desperation to be represented on mainstream television. With Wii Network Live or whatever, YouTube, and video content from websites far more professional than this one, the need has perhaps diminished somewhat.
Crunchtime, broadcast in the much sought after ‘half seven on Sunday morning’ slot, follows the teams through the 2010 competition – which challenges teams of young people to go to Abertay University in Dundee and make a game in nine weeks.
It’s worth a watch. It’s a bit like The Apprentice – it’s ostensibly about teams competing against each other to complete a challenge – but with fewer morons and more programming.
It’s refreshing, in that it’s not so much a programme about games, as a documentary, the subject of which happens to be games-related. It’s almost like gaming is maturing as a medium…