DVD TV Games
DVD Television Games are standalone games that can be played on set-top DVD players. The medium takes advantage of technology built into the DVD format to create an interactive gaming environment. To function correctly the DVD TV Games require no additional hardware and are compatible with most DVD players, including DVD-ROM.
While DVD TV Games first went into development in the year 2000 they did not reach the consumer until 2004 with the release of Atmosfear. Atmosfear was a spin-off of the board game Nightmare and, accordingly, followed the board game construct closely using the DVD element to provide interactivity. The game was success through most retailers worldwide. In Australia alone 60,000 copies were purchased in six months, however, short supply meant that demand could not be met over the Christmas 2004 period and the games full potential could not be realised.
As of 2005 companies such as Hasbro and Imagination began to explore the technology. Hasbro has developed and released several DVD TV Games based on Trivial Pursuit including two themed around the Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings movie series.