New Web-Based Poker Series “Game Theory” Pilot Episode Released
A pilot episode of Game Theory, a new web-based poker series, has been released and is now available for free online. The team hopes to raise money through crowd-sourced funding in order to produce subsequent episodes.
Dismayed by popular film and TV representations of poker, Director Aidin Nakhai wants to tell a poker story with the focus on “plausible” poker hands.
Game Theory will be a series of short films that follow the life of an online grinder post-Black Friday. They tell the story of his transition to live poker and follow the peaks and troughs of his progress highlighting the key poker moments while showing the analytic depth necessary to succeed in the game.
In the words of the Director:
My vision for “Game Theory” is to bring that authentic, real edge that serious players can relate to. The series will explore the colorful characters and the many pitfalls and vices lurking in this world. My focus is to create a dramatic narrative of one character’s journey while at the same time dealing with sophisticated poker thinking.
So far, only the pilot has been produced. Originally Aidin was charging $1.99 via PayPal in an attempt to finance subsequent episodes. However, it has since been released for free (embedded below) and a fundraising project has started in order to try to raise the capital needed.
Using crowdfunding service “Indiegogo,” which helps projects raise funds from a large number of small investors online, Game Theory is targeting $12700 to cover the costs of the next two episodes.
Commitments can be made from as little as $20, and in return you would receive copies of episodes 2 and 3. There are two slots available to invest $2500 which will buy a cameo role in a future episode and an invitation to the final series party.
You can follow how the fund-raising goes and make your own pledge at indiegogo.com/gametheory.