September 16, 2008
Universal to Bring Two Classics to Mobile
Featuring Interactive Gameplay Coupled With
Fond Nostalgia, Mobile Gamers Can Relive The Outrageous Laughs With Animal House
And Brain-Challenging Action With Tic-Tac-Dough
SkyZone Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Digital Platforms Group today announced an agreement to bring the popular
entertainment properties, Animal House and Tic-Tac-Dough, to mobile platforms.
One of the most beloved comedy classics in history, Animal House delivered all
of the outrageous antics of fraternity life as it made terms like "toga party"
and "food fight" household names when it was released in 1978. Now, 30 years
later, gamers can relive all of the mayhem in this interactive adaptation that
puts them as a freshman pledge in Delta House tasked with helping Bluto, Otter,
Boon, and the rest of the fraternity throw outlandish parties and foil the plans
of Dean Wormer to shut them down. Tic-Tac-Dough, another timeless classic, makes
handheld gamers contenders on the famous TV game show as they test their
brainpower with challenging trivia questions. Animal House is scheduled to be
available on most major North American carriers in Q4 2008, perfectly timed to
the film’s special collectible 30th Anniversary Edition DVD release debuting on
October 28th. Tic-Tac-Dough is slated for release in Q1 2009.
"Animal House and Tic-Tac-Dough are two jewels of
the NBC Universal library that remain as relevant today as they were when they
were first released," said Key Sar, Chief Marketing Officer for SkyZone
Entertainment. "Releasing compelling content based on popular properties like
these reflects SkyZone’s efforts to always provide the highest quality in mobile
entertainment that will appeal to every type of mobile gamer."
"SkyZone has a fantastic track record with
premium entertainment brands," said Jeremy Laws Senior Vice President Mobile &
Broadband with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group. "We think they are
the perfect partner to bring these classic titles, with inherent gameplay, to
the mobile phone."
About the Animal House mobile game:
Dean Wormer is back once again to shut down the Delta House in this
interactive adaptation of the classic comedy. Players join Bluto, Otter, Boon
and the rest of the men of Delta to help throw outrageous parties and keep
Wormer from closing the house for good. The action-strategy game combines simple
controls with memorable quotes, characters and still images straight from the
film – including toga party, food fight, parade chaos, horse in the Dean’s
office and more – to keep gamers coming back for more!
About the Tic-Tac-Dough mobile game:
Based on the classic TV game show, Tic-Tac-Dough casts players as contenders
vying to stretch their brain power in six engaging categories. Additionally, a
special category provides questions that will challenge them even more. For
those who get bored with playing against themselves, it is time to challenge
others through the network multiplayer options as they look to become the
ultimate trivia master!