Midverse Studios, a Silicon Valley mobile gaming company, announced that it is developing a game based on the SHOWTIME hit TV Series Penny Dreadful. The new game, called Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, will allow fans of the show to engage with their favorite characters and content from the series.
The game, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is currently under development and will be launched this fall for mobile phones and tablet devices. Penny Dreadful: Demimonde will be released via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Kindle store, with a Facebook version of the game set to follow.
“With Penny Dreadful, SHOWTIME and series creator John Logan have created a beautiful and haunting world of supernatural creatures and storylines, all intersecting in Victorian London,” said Rizwan Virk, co-founder and CEO, Midverse. “But the real battles are happening in the demi-monde – a half-world between what we know and what we fear – and we look forward to bringing the unique creepy, intelligent style of Penny Dreadful to our mobile game.”
Virk added, “We also expect that the mobile game will introduce the unique characters of Penny Dreadful to new players that may never have watched the show. Mobile and Social games are becoming an important part of how IP holders engage with existing and potential fans.”
The gameplay in Penny Dreadful: Demimonde will be a unique combination of Collectible Card Game (CCG) and Puzzle role-playing game (RPG) mechanics. The puzzles are customized mini-games created for Penny Dreadful fans. Players of the game will be able to collect their favorite characters and creatures from the show, assemble them into a team and battle head to head against other players in tournaments and events.
Penny Dreadful: Demimonde will be built and delivered on Midverse’s new multi-media gaming engine, nicknamed the Undead Engine, because of its ability to bring supernatural creatures/characters to life. The Undead Engine is a set of inter-connected modules that allow Midverse to take content from TV shows and Hollywood films, and quickly create unique mobile and online games, each with their own look and feel, as well as unique gameplay elements.
Fans will be able to sign up for the beta for Penny Dreadful: Demimonde this summer, by visiting www.midversestudios.com, and see teaser trailers, and updates as they are released throughout the summer.
About Midverse Studios
Based in Mountain View, Calif., Midverse Studios was founded by a team of industry experts who were an integral part of the TapJoy founding team and developed one of the first successful free-to-play mobile games, Tap Fish. In addition to its first party games, Midverse develops and releases games through its network of partners. Midverse is funded by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capitalists and angel investors. For more information, visit http://www.midversestudios.com/.