It looks like even game companies are getting into the “new” technology and are releasing podcasts online to help market and advertise their games. I think this is a great idea, and a smart move by Rare to promote Kameo, and help the people that want to buy the game, and actually do buy the game connect better with the characters by giving more back story, and almost a type of interaction outside the game.
The story behind Kameo: Elements of Power™, a mystical action-adventure game, available this holiday exclusively on Xbox 360, is revealed in an eight-part series of audio podcasts on www.kameo.com. Gamers who visit the official site may download a new chapter each week, or simply subscribe to the podcast feed and have the audio-book delivered to their favorite podcasting program and/or audio device whenever the next chapter is released.
In the first chapter, listeners will learn the secrets of the Wotnot book, the magical tome which maintains control over nature and the Elemental Warriors. Details are also revealed about the Element of Power, a one-of-a-kind magic jewel that contained powerful transformation magic that imbued the holder with the ability to transform into any Elemental Warrior contained in the Wotnot. Throughout the eight-part series, listeners will be treated to character voices from the game including Kameo, Ortho, Mystic and more.
Great idea, and if you want to get the first podcast, head on over to http://kameo.com/RoyalFun/Audio/podcast_home.htm