Players can select from classic film scenes to act out, karaoke-style. 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.
Movioke was originally developed by DigiToy Entertainment to support Pippin consoles as well as Macintosh and Windows. It had initially been scheduled for release on September 15, 1996, but was delayed to the following year.
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, a developer dongle, or Pippin Kickstart as it had not been authenticated.
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. Movioke producer Jim Lambert was named Best CD-ROM Entertainment Producer at the first annual Hollywood Film Awards, held on October 18, 1997.
The Pippin version had been promoted on Bandai Digital Entertainment's USA website for release in early 1997. Releases of other @WORLD titles also revealed an early Movioke packaging design without Dennis Miller. However, it is unclear whether it had ever been released for the platform.
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- Movioke: Karaoke meets Hollywood, DigiToy Entertainment. Archived 1997-04-19.
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Karaoke Meets Hollywood with Movioke™ by Jim Pavilack, DigiToy Entertainment. 1996-05-21. Archived 1997-04-19.
- Movioke, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-07-12.
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