Rhestr

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Premièring in September 2015, Rhestr is a fast paced Welsh language quiz show hosted by Huw Stephens as he leads three teams through a series of multiple-choice games giving them the chance to go home with a £1000 prize. Viewers can also play along at home during the show in either Welsh or English by downloading the Rhestr app.

Kinetic Pixel consulted with Rondo Media on aspects of the format and gameplay, and worked closely with the producers to ensure that the pre-existing look and feel of the App worked for a quiz show where the requirements differ considerably to a mobile application. Rondo had their own Content Management System for editing and casting questions for the mobile app, and we synchronised gameplay data to the same system ensuring any changes were consistent across the first and second screen experiences.

Responsive touchscreen games mimicking the design of the app was an important part of the brief, as the producers wanted a similar feel to the game for the contestants in the studio to what the viewers would experience at home. Kinetic Pixel’s technology platform allowed us to integrate these designs into a custom control system, synchronised with every other aspect of the game. Graphically the show required that questions and content were presented on a large OLED screen in the studio, and a right of frame graphic allowed the viewers to play along even if they didn’t download the app.

Typically a new show would have a slow start with one or two shows on the first record day to allow all departments to find their feet. Twelve shows were recorded in three days, plus an English language pilot on the first record day – so the resilience, reliability and quality of our systems became extremely important to allow Rondo to keep to schedule.

 
 

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