new web game draws from reality TV dating shows.

new web game draws from reality TV dating shows, looking for contestants.
The creator of SurvivorBlogs 1 and 2 and Puppetmaster is launching a new web game inspired by shows like Elimidate Deluxe and MTV’s Dismissed, but that also draws from different reality TV dating shows, like Love Cruise, The Bachelor, and even Big Brother. Contestants on Ernie Hsiung’s BlindDateBlog will be eliminated by the audience until two remain; then they’ll go on an all-expenses-paid chaperoned date which will be chronicled on the game’s site. The game is currently looking for contestants for both straight and gay versions; contestants must be willing and able to travel to northern California for the date.
+ also: “stupidity…saturates each [reality TV dating] show”; “the premise behind The Bachelor is wildly unfair.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.