Defiance Gamer Makes It Onto TV Show

by Adam Biessener on Jun 19, 2013 at 07:51 AM

Zachary Prast has won the first contest Trion and SyFy ran to feature a gamer from the 360/PS3/PC MMO shooter on the cable show of the same name.

By earning more than triple the average rate of salvage per hour – meaning he farmed monsters and loot drops more efficiently than anyone else – during the April 30-May 12 contest period, Prast has earned the honor of appearing in an upcoming episode of Defiance on SyFy. The show’s artists are rendering his image into a “special place” in the final episode of the show’s inaugural season.

Prast is the first, but Trion hopes he isn’t the last gamer to cross over into the television show.

Curious about Defiance? Listen to our podcast on the game and read my extensive critique.

Click over to page two to read the full press release.

Redwood Shores, CA (June 19, 2013) Trion Worlds has announced the winner of the first-ever transmedia contest for Defiance™, the groundbreaking online open world shooter and hit television series on Syfy. The ‘Most Wanted’ in-game contest pitted players against both the game’s environment and each other to see who would rise to the top and become the ultimate Ark Hunter. The Ark Hunter earning the most ark salvage (the in game currency system) per hour*during their time played over the course of the contest, which spanned from April 30 to May 12, was chosen to be the winner. During this span, Zachary Prast showcased his undeniable Ark Hunter skills by earning almost 3 times the average ark salvage per hour! 

Zachary will leave the in-game world and be seen in an upcoming episode of Defiance on Syfy. Zachary demonstrated truly exceptional skills as an Ark Hunter in the game, beating out thousands of other players for a chance to have the show’s character artists render his likeness into a special place in the Season 1 finale, making him the first-ever gamer to crossover into the television property. 

Defiance is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Defiance, please visit

*excluding ark salvage earned from the Salvage Matrix