Industrious gamer Zach Taylor (Titus Makin, Jr., “Glee”) lands a prized scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute for Game Design (DIGD) — and sees his future break wide open. The opportunity to study under gaming legend Marcus Bentton (Tom Nowicki, “The Blind Side”) and alongside the country’s most creative minds could propel him into a successful career as a video game designer. That is, if he can pass the infamous freshman project at DIGD that eliminates more than half of the class within the first three months.
Zach is teamed with brilliant yet socially awkward teammates Phillip (Nathan Kress, “iCarly”) and Donald (Adam Cagley, “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”), and the trio persuades Sara Ramirez (Dana De La Garza, “Knight Rider”) – a determined and striking team leader with shares a history with Zach — to join their team.
Working off-campus in the high-tech Lincoln Alley loft, the four set out to involve the entire campus in a quirky new social interactive game. But as the group becomes entrenched in the project, Zach learns that his father Billy, a widower, is facing growing financial woes at home. To help out, Zach accepts an opportunity to work directly with Bentton on a secretive side project that seems too good to be true. The effort requires nearly all of Zach’s time and energy, which he should be devoting to the project. Struggling to keep it together, Zach is torn between the loyalty to his team, his admiration for Bentton and a chance to help his father.
Everything comes to a breaking point when Zach’s team threatens to remove him from the group and the deceptive truth behind Bentton’s project comes to light. With the guidance of his class professor Abbie Lambert (Lea Thompson, “J. Edgar,” “Back to the Future”), Zach must make a decision that not only affects his future, but the lives and livelihoods of the people around him as well.
“Game of Your Life” airs tonight, Friday, Dec 2 from 8 – 10pm E/P on NBC.