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How Capture created its own game system, network

One of the questions I had about production of The CW’s Capture–how exactly the tracking and game technology works, especially the screens on the contestants’ wrists–has been answered by an informative, behind-the-scenes feature.

In it, the show’s game technology producer, Matt Lewis, says “the technology you see in the show wasn’t fake for TV, it was all real.” He talks about the wireless network they created in the wilderness (where there was no power) and the technology the players wear, including their wrist screen/phone (a “customized Android device”) that connects them to the producers via software they created.

That’s visible in the video below, as are other behind-the-scenes things, like wireless routers strapped to trees and makeshift cell phone towers.

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