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Swedish developer Stillfront AB to produce Fan Immersion Game based on TERMINATOR SALVATION movie

2009-06-02

The Sweden-based developer/publisher, Stillfront AB, today announced a licensing agreement with the Halcyon Company to create a web-based "Fan Immersion Game" for the upcoming sequel in the Terminator series. The game was recently released and will be released as a Facebook application shortly.   In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.  But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row.  Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past.  As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind. Web based and free to play, this immensely multiplayer online game is designed to draw the player into the post apocalyptic world where machines rule and humans fight for their lives and the salvation of their entire species. However, it is not automatically assumed that the player will wish to join in the struggle for humanity. Instead, the player will be given a choice when signing up for the game: Will you team up with the resistance to secure the future for your race or will you align yourself with the Terminators following the objective to wipe all humans from existence?   Throughout the game players will have to fight their enemies, always trying to gain the upper hand for their cause. There is even a social networking aspect of the game which allows players to recruit others to their side thus increasing their own numbers. But this is not without risks. There is a constantly looming chance of an unexpected enemy encounter, so one must be prepared at all times to fight of flee.   "We are extremely excited to be part of one of the greatest movie franchises ever,"   says Marco Ahlgren, CEO Stillfront AB. "The concept of different sides fighting against each other is new to the genre of casual web-based gaming, and I believe it will change the future for all FIGs to come. As we've seen with the Wanted FIG, the game will provide an exciting, addictive game play experience for the players while utilizing a micro transaction model to generate revenue and establishing a strong online brand awareness leading up to the release of the film and well beyond."   The TERMINATOR SALVATION FIG is available at www.terminatorsalvationfig.com   About Stillfront AB Founded in 2007, Stillfront AB is a pioneering online game developer specializing in creating Fan Immersion Games based on high profile IPs. The company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and is renown not only for coining the genre name "Fan Immersion Games", but also for developing the first successful web-based game for a major Hollywood movie title. The Wanted FIG, based on the Universal blockbuster, was released in 2008.  Stillfront is currently planning to release three new, highly anticipated FIGs in 2009. New is the successful partnership with the biggest portal in the world: Bigpoint.   About Halycon The Halcyon Company is a privately financed, media development, production and financing company, headed by co-CEOs Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek. The company is designed to create, acquire, manage, publish and maintain the creative integrity of each and every project delivered by The Halcyon Company across traditional and non-traditional channels of distribution.  In May 2007, Halcyon acquired all of the rights in relationship to the Terminator franchise. These rights include the right to produce any future Terminator films, as well as all future merchandising and licensing rights, certain future revenues derived from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, as well as certain rights in the television project The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the sole right to produce all future Terminator projects in any new or existing media. In 2009, Warner Bros. and Sony will distribute the highly anticipated re-launch of the franchise, Terminator Salvation. Halcyon recently secured the highly-coveted first-look rights to the works of science fiction and cyber-punk writer Philip K. Dick. Through this unprecedented agreement, Halcyon will have the first option to develop in conjunction with Electric Shepherd for film adaptations, as well as television and other media projects, based on Dick’s vast body of works. About Terminator Salvation Terminator Salvation is directed by McG from a screenplay is by Michael Ferris & John Brancato and Jonathan Nolan and Anthony Zuiker, story by Michael Ferris & John Brancato. Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, Moritz Borman, and Jeffrey Silver are the producers, with Jeanne Allgood, Dan Lin, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna and Joel B. Michaels serving as executive producers.  Opening nationwide on May 22, 2009, Terminator Salvation will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros Pictures. Sony Pictures Entertainment is distributing the film in most international territories. About Fan Immersion Games Fan Immersion Games (FIGs) are casual, immensely multiplayer online games that are free to play yet also include opportunities for players to buy advantages and premium accounts using micro transactions payable via sms messages and credit cards. These games deliver high fan engagement through their story-driven design and community elements. According to the Casual Games Association, the North American online casual games market is estimated to reach $690 million with worldwide revenue of over $1.5 billion. DFC Intelligence states that the worldwide online games market is forecasted to reach $13 billion in 2011.   If you´d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an Interview, Please call Marketing Director Nicklas Dunham +46 70 740 61 81 or e-mail Dunham@stillfront.com

Swedish developer Stillfront AB to produce Fan Immersion Game based on TERMINATOR SALVATION movie

2009-06-02

The Sweden-based developer/publisher, Stillfront AB, today announced a licensing agreement with the Halcyon Company to create a web-based "Fan Immersion Game" for the upcoming sequel in the Terminator series. The game was recently released and will be released as a Facebook application shortly. In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynets operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind. Web based and free to play, this immensely multiplayer online game is designed to draw the player into the post apocalyptic world where machines rule and humans fight for their lives and the salvation of their entire species. However, it is not automatically assumed that the player will wish to join in the struggle for humanity. Instead, the player will be given a choice when signing up for the game: Will you team up with the resistance to secure the future for your race or will you align yourself with the Terminators following the objective to wipe all humans from existence? Throughout the game players will have to fight their enemies, always trying to gain the upper hand for their cause. There is even a social networking aspect of the game which allows players to recruit others to their side thus increasing their own numbers. But this is not without risks. There is a constantly looming chance of an unexpected enemy encounter, so one must be prepared at all times to fight of flee. "We are extremely excited to be part of one of the greatest movie franchises ever," says Marco Ahlgren, CEO Stillfront AB. "The concept of different sides fighting against each other is new to the genre of casual web-based gaming, and I believe it will change the future for all FIGs to come. As we've seen with the Wanted FIG, the game will provide an exciting, addictive game play experience for the players while utilizing a micro transaction model to generate revenue and establishing a strong online brand awareness leading up to the release of the film and well beyond." The TERMINATOR SALVATION FIG is available at www.terminatorsalvationfig.com About Stillfront AB Founded in 2007, Stillfront AB is a pioneering online game developer specializing in creating Fan Immersion Games based on high profile IPs. The company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and is renown not only for coining the genre name "Fan Immersion Games", but also for developing the first successful web-based game for a major Hollywood movie title. The Wanted FIG, based on the Universal blockbuster, was released in 2008. Stillfront is currently planning to release three new, highly anticipated FIGs in 2009. New is the successful partnership with the biggest portal in the world: Bigpoint. About Halycon The Halcyon Company is a privately financed, media development, production and financing company, headed by co-CEOs Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek. The company is designed to create, acquire, manage, publish and maintain the creative integrity of each and every project delivered by The Halcyon Company across traditional and non-traditional channels of distribution. In May 2007, Halcyon acquired all of the rights in relationship to the Terminator franchise. These rights include the right to produce any future Terminator films, as well as all future merchandising and licensing rights, certain future revenues derived from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, as well as certain rights in the television project The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the sole right to produce all future Terminator projects in any new or existing media. In 2009, Warner Bros. and Sony will distribute the highly anticipated re-launch of the franchise, Terminator Salvation. Halcyon recently secured the highly-coveted first-look rights to the works of science fiction and cyber-punk writer Philip K. Dick. Through this unprecedented agreement, Halcyon will have the first option to develop in conjunction with Electric Shepherd for film adaptations, as well as television and other media projects, based on Dick's vast body of works. About Terminator Salvation Terminator Salvation is directed by McG from a screenplay is by Michael Ferris & John Brancato and Jonathan Nolan and Anthony Zuiker, story by Michael Ferris & John Brancato. Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, Moritz Borman, and Jeffrey Silver are the producers, with Jeanne Allgood, Dan Lin, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna and Joel B. Michaels serving as executive producers. Opening nationwide on May 22, 2009, Terminator Salvation will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros Pictures. Sony Pictures Entertainment is distributing the film in most international territories. About Fan Immersion Games Fan Immersion Games (FIGs) are casual, immensely multiplayer online games that are free to play yet also include opportunities for players to buy advantages and premium accounts using micro transactions payable via sms messages and credit cards. These games deliver high fan engagement through their story-driven design and community elements. According to the Casual Games Association, the North American online casual games market is estimated to reach $690 million with worldwide revenue of over $1.5 billion. DFC Intelligence states that the worldwide online games market is forecasted to reach $13 billion in 2011. If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an Interview, Please call Marketing Director Nicklas Dunham +46 70740 61 81 or e-mail Dunham@stillfront.com

Stillfront AB to produce fan immersion game based on The Fast & The Furious: New model, original parts movie

2009-04-15

Stillfront AB, a Sweden-based developer and publisher, today announced a licensing agreement with the Universal Studios to create a web-based "Fan Immersion Game" for the upcoming sequel in the Fast & Furious series. The film will be released in theatres on the 3rd of April.   Designed to pull players immediately into the fast paced, extremely volatile world of street racing, this highly anticipated web-based, massively multiplayer game provides the exhilaration of being right there in the midst of it all. Free to play, the game will consist of building, modifying and painting your own car, and then racing it against competitors: other players from all over the world. Players will be able to invite their friends to the game, challenging them to race for the respect that can only be found on the streets, behind the wheel of a hot car.   Players will have to arrange races while staying under the radar with the local cops who are just itching to make a bust.  They'll also need to repair and modify their cars for the next race. Using graphics to display the races enhanced by music to add intensity, this game immerses the player in the world of the Fast and the Furious from the start.   "We're very excited to be working with Universal Studios again to introduce a new game for their upcoming release of 'Fast & Furious: New Model, Original Parts'"  Says Marco Ahlgren, CEO Stillfront AB. "The challenging, fast paced world of street racing holds a lot of potential for a game of this type. We've incorporated flash video and music into the game to give it that feeling of really being part of the race, and I think we've done it quite well. The game also works perfectly with the micro transaction model we've used in our other FIGs to generate revenue."   The FAST & FURIOUS FIG is live at www.fastandfusriousfig.com   About Stillfront AB Stillfront is a pioneering online game developer founded in 2007,  specializing in creating Fan Immersion Games based on high profile IPs. The company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and is renowned for developing the first successful web-based game based on a major Hollywood movie title. The Wanted FIG, based on the Universal blockbuster, was released in 2008.  Stillfront is currently planning to release three new FIGs in 2009. They are also in the process of launching a partnership with the biggest portal in the world: Bigpoint.   About Fan Immersion Games Fan Immersion Games (FIGs) are casual, massively multiplayer online games  that are free to play yet also include opportunities for players to buy advantages and premium accounts using micro transactions payable via sms messages and credit cards. These games deliver high fan engagement through their story-driven design and community elements. According to the Casual Games Association, the North American online casual games market is estimated to reach $690 million with worldwide revenue of over $1.5 billion. DFC Intelligence states that the worldwide online games market is forecasted to reach $13 billion in 2011. If you´d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an Interview, Please call Marketing Director Nicklas Dunham +46 70 740 61 81 or e-mail Dunham@stillfront.com

Swedish developer Stillfront AB produces web game based on the explosive universal pictures theatrixal release, WANTED

2008-06-27

The Sweden-based developer/publisher, Stillfront AB, today announced a licensing agreement with the Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group to create a web-based "Fan Immersion Game" for the upcoming Universal Pictures action-thriller, Wanted. The film, directed by acclaimed Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov and starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, will be released in theatres on June 27. The browser-based, free-to-play, massively multiplayer game is steeped in the mythology of the film, which tells the story of an office drone recruited into a fraternity of assassins -- a ruthless secret society charged with carrying out the will of destiny. As they progress through the game, players will build their character from an assassin in training to a powerful Fraternity leader. They will use strategy to carry out exciting missions delivered by the Loom of Fate, and utilize micro-transactions to upgrade weapons and ammunition, gain healing abilities, and fortify their fraternity. Social networking aspects of the game allow players to recruit others into their fraternity, assign "hits" on competing players, and team up to take out unsuspecting rival targets. "We are extremely excited to be part of Universal's Wanted franchise," said Marco Ahlgren, CEO Stillfront AB. "The concept of different fraternities of assassins lends itself perfectly to the design of a casual MMOG, and the unique objects ingrained in the property -- from ancient weapons to intricately woven hit orders -- are well-suited for a microtransaction model. The Wanted FIG provides an addictive game play experience for fans while generating online brand awareness leading up to the film release, and well beyond." "Wanted delivers an in-your-face attitude set against the epic backdrop of a secret society of lethal killers carrying out assassinations through the ages in order to maintain balance in the universe," said Bill Kispert, VP and General Manager, Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group. "Stillfront's Fan Immersion Game format encourages players to explore this mythology as they build and manage their own fraternity and also provides a fantastic online forum for fans to discuss their exploits in the game and the Wanted property in general. To quote a line from the Fraternity leader in the film, "Join us!" The WANTED FIG will be live at www.wantedthegame.com beginning 27th of April.   About Stillfront AB Stillfront is a pinoneering online game developer creating Fan Immersion Games based on high profile IPs. Stillfront AB is a privately owned company based in Uppsala, Sweden. The company was founded in 2007 and is releasing 4 FIGs in 2008.   About Fan Immersion Games Fan Immersion Games (FIGs) are casual, massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) that are free to play yet also include opportunities for players to buy advantages and premium accounts using microtransactions payable via sms messages and credit cards. These games deliver high fan engagement through their story-driven design and community elements. According to the Casual Games Association, the North American online casual games market is estimated to reach $690 million with worldwide revenue of over $1.5 billion. DFC Intelligence states that the worldwide online games market is forecasted to reach $13 billion in 2011.   About Wanted www.wantedmovie.com   If you´d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an Interview, Please call Marketing Director Nicklas Dunham +46 70 740 61 81  or e-mail Dunham@stillfront.com

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