Downton Abbey, one of the most critically acclaimed shows on television, is getting the video game treatment.
Well, actually, it has been given the video game treatment. All this before it was even a show!
A new video recently popped up online showing Downton Abbey as a 16-bit Super Nintendo game. The video lasts about two minutes and transports the characters, music, costumes and sets into the video game world.
According to Mashable, the video was created by Bill Kiley of the Left Coast Production Company in Santa Cruz, California. Kiley’s video is both a perfect parody of Super Nintendo video games, and the period piece drama.
Kiley’s game version of Downton Abbey makes the player the new footman of the Abbey. As the footman you wander the estate and complete puzzle-game style missions for the various characters on the show.
Missions involve finding items around the estate, identifying objects properly and catching employees attempting nefarious deeds.
The Downton Abbey theme music has been translated into a classic video game score and every location on the estate has been loyally remade to match the 16-pit pixelated style of Super Nintendo games.
Here is the full video:
As the show gains popularity, eight million viewers watched the season three premiere, it opens itself up more to friendly attention like Kiley’s. It also opens itself up for an American remake, which has already been greenlit by NBC.
What do you think? Would you like to play a real version of the Downton Abbey video game?