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Movioke (also marketed as movioke!) is a CD-ROM-based entertainment title that had been announced for Pippin @WORLD consoles.[1]

FeaturesEdit

Players can select from classic film scenes to act out, karaoke-style.[1] Comedian Dennis Miller acts as a host, director, drama coach, and critic by providing guidance to players. Audio recorded through the microphone port is then dubbed into the scene for playback.[2]

DevelopmentEdit

PW Movioke digipak

Early promotional image of Movioke for Pippin @WORLD.

Movioke was originally developed by DigiToy Entertainment to support Pippin consoles as well as Macintosh and Windows.[3] It had initially been scheduled for release on September 15, 1996,[4] but was delayed to the following year.[1]

A version only for Macintosh and Windows was rescheduled for release in September 1997 by Bandai Digital Entertainment, with no mention yet of Dennis Miller's involvement.[5]

ReleasesEdit

PWMac Movioke! TED7 disc

Promotional disc of Movioke!

A promotional disc was released for Macintosh in February 1997 at Ted7 in Monterey, California. It was partially "Pippinized" to boot on Pippin consoles, but requires a revision 1.3 ROM or an authentication dongle as it had not been authenticated.[6][7]

The final retail version was released as a hybrid disc for Macintosh and Windows in late 1997, incorporating video of Miller with MediaSpan as the developer.[8] Movioke producer Jim Lambert was named Best CD-ROM Entertainment Producer at the first annual Hollywood Film Awards, held on October 18, 1997.[9][10]

The Pippin version had been promoted on Bandai Digital Entertainment's USA website for release in early 1997.[1] Releases of other @WORLD titles also revealed an early Movioke packaging design without Dennis Miller.[11] However, it is unclear whether it had ever been released for the platform.[12]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 @WORLD Software - Entertainment, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-04-04.
  2. Special Preview, Movioke!. 2005.
  3. Movioke: Karaoke meets Hollywood, DigiToy Entertainment. Archived 1997-04-19.
  4. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Karaoke Meets Hollywood with Movioke™ by Jim Pavilack, DigiToy Entertainment. 1996-05-21. Archived 1997-04-19.
  5. Movioke, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-07-12.
  6. Movioke! Macintosh Version (TED7 Preview) by Jason Scott, The Internet Archive. 2017-06-23.
  7. TED7, SittingO. Accessed 2019-02-20.
  8. Inside Move: Bandai cranks up ‘Movioke’, Variety. 1997-12-22.
  9. Jim Lambert, LiveCode. 2018-11.
  10. Hollywood Film Awards™ – And the Winners Are…, Hollywood Film Awards. 1997-10-20.
  11. Katz Media Pippin KMP 2000 Home Console by nostalgeeks, eBay. 2017-06-23.
  12. Apple Bandai Pippin USA Games by Willard, AtariAge Forums. 2014-08-03.

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