ABOUT THE SHOW
Six nerds play out the drama of their real lives through the fantasy of live action role playing - LARP. A meek student can be a slick assassin; the slacker geek is a master wizard. In the real world, people write them off as losers, but at the LARP, everyone’s a hero.
In season one, Brayden, a bumpkin fresh off the bus in New York, stumbles into the world of LARPing. He finds himself at the weekly game where a coterie of five nerds gather to plot the downfall of the evil Doge of New Amsterdam. Will he win the heart of sweet-hearted Cassie, who would never dare make the first move? Can he master Level 2 Sexual Magnetism while wearing women’s armor? And would Derek Jeter make a good Fourteenth Doctor?
The game in the show is a theatrical LARP (check out our glossary of LARP terms here for help on that one). It’s set in an alternate reality, a steampunk version of New York known as New Amsterdam. A new Doge has taken power, who’s played by a dude who, in the real world, is merely a huge douche. In game, he’s straight up evil. He gives all the best jobs to his real-world friends, and locks our heroes’ characters out of the most exciting storylines. Our heroes have formed a coterie to overthrow the Doge and restore justice and peace. Unfortunately, the Doge’s bodyguard is Member Class Theta, and thus practically indestructible. The coterie is out of ideas, and the rebellion has stalled. Brayden’s character, newcomer Notorious Steve, may be just what they need.
In Game was created by Mark Philip Lichtenstein, Keisha Zollar, and Zoe Samuel. A LARPer for well over a decade, Mark had the idea of a show set in the world of LARPing, and was joined in the endeavor by Zoe, a dedicated fellow traveler on the nerd road, and Keisha, comic and writer extraordinaire.