We have wanted to do more business with Universal for a long time and we are really excited to see this through
Mumbai India, Los Angeles (PRWEB) August 6, 2005
Indiagames, a leading mobile entertainment content developer, has signed a worldwide licensing agreement (excluding Japan) with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to bring wireless content based on Universal PicturesÂ upcoming futuristic action-adventure film Serenity, to mobile phone users. Written and directed by Joss Whedon, (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Serenity is a futuristic action-adventure film scheduled for release in the Unites States and Canada on September 30, 2005.
Indiagames, known for its top selling mobile games published around the world, will develop and publish a Serenity Space Shooter title, allowing gameplay as Captain Malcolm of the Serenity spaceship in a top-view flying game. Players are challenged to make it to the planet Miranda; to get to the bottom of the conspiracy locked inside RiverÂs mindÂthe conspiracy that the Alliance wants to cover up. The game allows players to fight their way through Alliance vessels, ground attacks and Reavers, while enjoying action levels interspersed with dexterity oriented docking levels. Players must pick up rebels (who will pay credits to be transported from one space port to the next) and use their credits to upgrade the Serenity spaceship.
"We have wanted to do more business with Universal for a long time and we are really excited to see this through," stated Vishal Gondal, CEO of Indiagames.
"We believe that Indiagames is the best partner to translate the fun, adventure and rich visual universe of Serenity from the big screen to the handset,Â said Jeremy Laws, vice president of Media Licensing and Strategy at Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
Joss WhedonÂ the OscarÂ®- and Emmy-nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and AngelÂnow applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity.
The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family Â squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
When Mal takes on two new passengersÂa young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sisterÂhe gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl. The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted by vastly different enemies, they begin to discover that the greatest danger to them may be on board Serenity herself.
Serenity is written and directed by Joss Whedon; produced by Barry Mendel; and executive-produced by Chris Buchanan and Alisa Tager. The film stars Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Ron Glass and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.
About Indiagames Ltd.
Indiagames Ltd. is a leading global mobile content publishers. Indiagames is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms like Internet, PC, broadband, mobile phones, PDAs, handheld gaming devices and consoles. Indiagames products are published across leading platforms like JavaÂ, BREWÂ, I-ModeÂ, Flash LiteÂ and SymbianÂ. Indiagames has its distribution partnerships across the globle with major mobile operators across the world. Indiagames develops games across various wireless platforms like BREW, J2ME, and I-Mode & Symbian.
IndiagamesÂ key investors include TOM Online Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., and Macromedia, Inc.
Sean M. Malatesta
VP, Business Development
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