Tom Hanks’ Electric City Goes Mobile: Jump Games Partners With Playtone to Launch Official iOS, Android Apps

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Episodes, games, comics and other original content from the groundbreaking animated series now available on smartphones and tablets.

Tom Hanks Electric City The Revolt Jump Games

Electric City The Revolt, from Jump Games

The world as we know it has ended, and out of the rubble, the Electric City stands as a symbol of peace and security.

Jump Games, Inc. (http://www.jumpgames.com), a division of Reliance Entertainment, today announced it has partnered with Playtone to launch the official mobile application for Tom Hanks’ multi-dimensional animated series, Electric City. Now available on iOS and Android, Electric City includes all available episodes from the sci-fi adventure series created by and starring Tom Hanks, an original Role Playing Game (RPG) featuring a key character from the online series, digital comic books that expand on the series’ mythology, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks from its development, and other exclusive content. Electric City is a 90-minute series debuting on Yahoo! Screen today.

“Electric City is an ambitious and groundbreaking series from one of the world’s biggest stars, and we are proud to help bring Tom Hanks’ vision to mobile audiences,” said Manish Agarwal, CEO, Digital Business of Reliance Entertainment. “Jump Games is a proven leader in turning popular entertainment IP into mobile games and applications, and the Electric City apps are prime examples of how we work with our partners to honor, enhance and extend their brand to mobile audiences.”

“We always knew that Electric City was a big, multi-dimensional story, and that it made sense to present it in a non-traditional way,” said Playtone partner Gary Goetzman. “We felt that games and mobile content would be a great way to explore backstory and push the parameters of our world.”

Electric City Mobile App
The app can be downloaded for free and offers several forms of original and exclusive content, including:

  •     20 Episodes: Watch all 20 original episodes as soon as they become available. Download Acts 1 – 3 individually or bundle the entire series. The first two episodes are available free, and others via in-app purchase.
  •     2 Comics: Two prequels that expand audiences’ knowledge of the founding of Electric City.
  •     Behind-The-Scenes Sneak Peaks: Get exclusive looks at behind-the-scenes action from the making of the series.
  •     Character Profiles: Learn more about the characters behind Electric City. Read the backstory and view photo galleries.

Electric City The Revolt
Available for $0.99, the mobile RPG game allows players to step into the role of a key character from the series as he attempts to undermine the control of the Electric City and restore freedom to its people. Featuring high-end graphics, fast-paced action, and a rich storyline that will keep players hooked until the end, Electric City The Revolt was developed by the same team as hit mobile games for other popular entertainment IP such as Total Recall, Real Steel, Formula One and others.

The Story of Electric City
The world as we know it has ended, and out of the rubble, the Electric City stands as a symbol of peace and security. Yet under the veneer of order lies a world full of secrets and violence. Secret police, back-alley dealings, daring chases, and murder all find a home in the Electric City. Through the lens of a functioning yet dystopian metropolis, Electric City touches upon relevant global issues and themes including energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment and more. The story unfolds gradually, layering mystery upon mystery, inviting viewers to interact with the content as well as each other. Metaphors and symbols are woven throughout, creating a perfect environment for puzzle-solving and community interaction. Like good science fiction, Electric City raises provocative questions about our own way of life and value systems. Short-form connecting storylines combined with vivid animation and a compelling score will keep audiences watching, while metaphors and a range of subject lines will keep them guessing—and reflecting.

Electric City is now available in iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tom-hanks-electric-city/id502451495?ls=1&mt=8 and Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ec.app. Electric City The Revolt can also be downloaded separately at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/electric-city-the-revolt/id494485087?ls=1&mt=8 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jumpgames.ecrevolt. Get updates about the applications by following Jump Games on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/PlayJumpGames or Liking it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JumpGames.

About Playtone
Playtone is Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's film and television production company. Film releases include MAMMA MIA!, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, LARRY CROWNE, CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR, THE POLAR EXPRESS, and MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. Television credits include “Game Change,” the Emmy winning miniseries "The Pacific", "John Adams" "Band of Brothers," and the Emmy nominated HBO series "Big Love."

About Jump Games
Jump Games is a leading international publisher of mobile games and applications based on top entertainment IP and a division of Reliance Entertainment, one of the world’s largest entertainment and media companies. The company has exclusive global licenses to create and distribute gaming applications for many of the world’s best-known brands, including Sony Pictures’ Total Recall, DreamWorks’ Real Steel, Formula One, Playboy, Cartoon Network, and more. It has published games on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Java and other mobile platforms. Jump Games has more than 180 employees and is headquartered in Mumbai, India, with offices in Chicago. For more information on Jump Games, visit http://www.jumpgames.com, follow http://www.twitter.com/PlayJumpGames or “like” http://www.facebook.com/jumpgames.

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