Gametap Launches American Mcgees Grimm

July 31, 2008

GAMETAP LAUNCHES AMERICAN MCGEE’S
GRIMM

Premiere Episode “A Boy Learns
What Fear Is” Free to Play Online

GameTap, the first-of-its-kind
broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., announced
today the much-anticipated launch of American McGee’s Grimm. The newest GameTap
Original title, American McGee’s Grimm, consists of 24 individual standalone
game episodes, each of which is based on a classic fairy tale such as Little Red
Riding Hood or Beauty and the Beast.

“We are excited to announce the
launch of American McGee’s Grimm, our newest episodic title,” said Ricardo
Sanchez, vice president of content and creative director for GameTap. “Working
with American and the Spicy Horse team to bring this game to fans has been a
great experience and we know this twisted adventure through classic fairy tales
will appeal to a wide audience of game enthusiasts.”

The game’s main character, Grimm, is
a crude dwarf who believes that the lessons offered in the original tellings of
famous fairy tales have been lost over time, as the stories have been watered
down with talking woodland creatures and Happily Ever After endings for all of
the characters – whether they deserve it or not. As Grimm, players transform
these toothless interpretations of the tales into dark and twisted versions of
the story.

“The opportunity to work with
GameTap to develop truly unique content in this new episodic format has been a
dream come true,” said American McGee, creative director and founder of Spicy
Horse Games. “Grimm is a fairy tale adventure that incorporates innovative,
mainstream play mechanics with classic elements such as platforming, power-ups,
easter-eggs, and more. Grimm offers something for the cranky dwarf in all of
us.”

The new series debuts today on
GameTap with the first episode “A Boy Learns What Fear Is,” which is free to
play on the game service. The remaining episodes will be free to play for the
first 24 hours exclusively on GameTap, and will also available for digital
purchase in GameTap com’s online store for $3.99 an episode.

The first Volume of American McGee’s
Grimm will consist of eight standalone episodes, which will be released weekly
as follows:

  • July 31 A Boy Learns What Fear Is

  • August 7 Little Red Riding Hood

  • August 14 The Fisherman and His
    Wife

  • August 21 Puss In Boots

  • August 28 The Girl Without Hands

  • September 4 Godfather Death

  • September 11 The Devil and His
    Three Golden Hairs

  • September 18 Beauty and the Beast

To get more information about
episodes please visit the official site:
www.gametap.com/grimm 

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American McGee’s Grimm
trailers