Defy Media Combines ‘Honest Trailers’ and Smosh Games for ‘Honest Game Trailers’

/ Mar 7, 2014

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How’s this for synergy: Defy Media, which you know by now is the company formed by the Alloy Digital and Break Media merger, is pulling two of its most popular properties together to launch a new show on Smosh Games called “Honest Game Trailers.”

Inspired by Break Media’s “Honest Trailers” franchise, which satirizes popular movie trailers, “Honest Game Trailers” will put a more honest spin on the trailers released by video-game companies. Voice-over actor Jon Bailey will be the ones taking shots at the things video game studios do and don’t highlight in their marketing videos. Similar to “Honest Trailers,” Smosh Games will crowd-source the titles they choose to lampoon in the series.

Created and directed by Andy Signore of Defy Media, the series will be written by Michael Davis, Michael Schroeder, and Spencer Gilbert. The show officially debuts tomorrow, March 8, with new episodes being released every other Saturday going forward.

Here’s the first episode:

That’s not the only new show coming to Smosh Games. “16 Bit High,” an animated series following various video-game-inspired characters as they deal with high school, will also formally premiere tomorrow. Several YouTubers are in “16 Bit High”’s voice cast, including Jimmy Wong as the nerdy Mega Kid, Hannah Hart as the tomboy-ish plumber’s daughter Maria, and Jack Douglass as the egotistical space marine Jimmy Spartan. Actress and comedian Haley Mancini voices the mean-girl Princess Epona.

“16 Bit High” is created and directed by Brett Weiner. Dan Dominguez and Weiner wrote and produced.

Here’s the first episode:

Defy says Smosh Games is one of its fastest-growing channels since launching in 2012. Today, the channel reaches more than 3.9 subscribers.

Defy’s combined properties reach more than 125 million uniques per month, and over 30 million YouTube subscribers.

The March 8 premiere of both shows coincides with the SXSW Gaming Awards, which will be co-hosted by the Smosh comedy duo Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox alongside Justine Ezarik (iJustine).

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