Here’s the synopsis:
When industrious high school gamer Zach Taylor lands a prized scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD), his future breaks wide open. The opportunity to study under gaming legend Marcus Bentton and alongside the country’s most creative minds will certainly propel him into a successful career as a video game designer. That is, if he can pass the infamous freshman project that eliminates more than half of the class within the first three months.
Paired with brilliant yet socially awkward teammates Phillip and Donald, the trio persuades Sara Ramirez – a determined and striking team leader with whom Zach has a history (and possibly a future) – to join their team. Working off-campus in the teched-out Lincoln Alley loft, the four set out to involve the entire campus in a quirky new social interactive game. But as the group becomes entrenched in the project, Zach learns that his father Billy, a widower, is facing growing financial woes at home. To help out, Zach accepts an opportunity to work directly with Marcus Bentton on a secretive side project that seems too good to be true. The effort requires nearly all of Zach’s time and energy, which he should be devoting to the project. Struggling to keep it together, Zach is torn between his responsibility to his team, his admiration for Bentton and a chance to help his father.
Everything comes to a breaking point when Zach’s team threatens to remove him from the group and the deceptive truth behind Bentton’s project comes to light. With the guidance of Professor Abbie Lambert, Zach must make a decision that not only affects his future, but the lives and livelihoods of the people around him as well. It’s a revealing story that recognizes the magnitude behind the choices we make and the importance loyalty plays in making good decisions.
You can view the trailer here.
I had the privilege of watching this movie yesterday and I was impressed. This Family Movie Night movie is geared more for tweens and teens and I can’t wait for my boys to see it. The themes of family, loyalty and integrity are not found in most movies geared to this age group and all of them are well handled in this movie. The four main characters Zack (Titus Makin Jr), Sara (Dana de la Garza), Phillip (Nathan Kress) and Donald (Adam Cagley) work well together as a great ensemble cast of gamers. You really feel for Zack and the decisions he has to make throughout the movie.
Mark your calendar or set your DVR for Friday, December 2nd 8/7c on NBC. “Game of Your Life” is a great way to kick of the holiday season with your family. For more information you can Like Family Movie Night on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and check out their website.