Hive Minds

Hive Minds, hosted by Fiona Bruce, is a co-production between Saltbeef TV and Belfast-based Green Inc and has been recommissioned for BBC Four for a second series in 2016. The new series required improvements and advances in the technical delivery and the visuals of the show, and for these reasons the producers turned to Kinetic Pixel.

Our brief was to improve the visual design of the games and question presentation, provide a more user-friendly way for the contestants to interact with the game using touchscreen technology, and also make some key game-play tweaks to improve the format. Given that for everyone except Kinetic Pixel’s team this was a second series, expectations were very high and we were expected to deliver a polished system that would instantly ‘drop in’ to the existing production workflows and scheduling.

Complex gameplay mechanics made this a real challenge, but we delivered with great success – to the point that our service was referred to as ‘the difference between night and day’ compared to Series One! The production schedule was based on the realities of the previous series, and due in part to a smooth running system and our professional team in studio, the production were able to finish the recording schedule a day early, and record an international pilot too.


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