Midverse Studios are developing a puzzle and collectible card game based on the hit SHOWTIME TV show, which is set for launch on mobile and social app stores this Autumn.
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.