ITV’s Smash-Hit Challenge Show Is Announced For Leading Console Formats
21 April 2011– London, UK /… Europress, ALL3MEDIA International, Route 1 and Objective Productions today announced that ITV’s challenge game show, The Cube, is coming to the home consoles during Q4 2011.
Europress said that it will publish the official The Cube video game, based on Objective’s smash-hit TV format currently in it’s 3 rd Series on ITV1 in which contestants face a series of seemingly simple challenges in the hope of winning?250,000 - but the challenges prove more difficult as the pressure intensifies inside The Cube.
The Cube video games will replicate the television show’s challenges, such as The Cylinder, Multisphere and fan-favourite StopZone, which place competitors within the unique environment of The Cube. With each of the games worth an increasing amount of points, players will have to keep their wits in check in this high pressure game of mental agility, skill and strategy in order to win, where one bad decision will leave you with nothing. The vide game will feature different modes including a multi-player version.
Craig McNicol , Managing Director, Europress, said:“Europress is delighted to partner with ALL3MEDIA International and Route 1 on such a phenomenal brand like The Cube, which has enthralled audiences across the globe. We are working to create a console experience that is a true adaptation of the show, and will bring the nail-biting tension and atmosphere to homes.”
Selma Turajlic, Head of Interactive Media and Licensing, ALL3MEDIA International said:“We are delighted to see The Cube being launched onto this extremely impressive range of new platforms. The Cube is a TV format that naturally extends to console play; the exciting capabilities of the platforms will maximise the stunning visual and gameplay aspect of The Cube.”
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Europress is a family video games publisher of more than 25 years standing. Publishing critically acclaimed software under the Art Attack, Spot the Dog, and Fun School brands, it has sold more than 2 million copies of software before falling under the stewardship of Koch Media after ownerships spells with Hasbro then Atari.
Now firmly positioned as a family publisher proud of its British roots it has set about developing and publishing products that are of the same quality as its long standing brand credentials.
ALL3MEDIA International is one of the UK’s leading independent television programming distributors, offering programming to broadcasters around the world. Our catalogue of approximately 2000 hours covers all major genres, with a focus on drama, factual programming and formats. We actively license quality programming to over 1000 broadcasters around the world, offering the best from the independent sector. Our programmes include top selling drama series such as MIDSOMER MURDERS, WILD AT HEART, HOLLYOAKS and SKINS, factual series such as FIFTH GEAR, HOMES UNDER THE HAMMER, TOP TRUMPS and ROUGH GUIDE, and formats like CASH CAB, WASTED and LINGO. We are one of the UK’s leading drama distributors. MIDSOMER MURDERS and WILD AT HEART have both been the UK’s leading drama exports within the last three years (PACT/DCMS export figures) , with MIDSOMER MURDERS airing in over 200 countries world-wide and performing strongly on major networks such as ZDF (Germany), FR3 (France) and ABC (Australia).
In formats, our MIPCOM 2007 launch of the new‘green’ format WA$TED! won the C21 /Frapa Best Observation/Fact Entertainment show and launched the Discovery Planet Green service earlier this year. Our format CASH CAB has been produced in over 30 countries and over 2500 episodes have produced around the world. Our sales of the 2007 Orange British Academy Film&TV Awards ceremony made it the widest seen UK factual entertainment export with viewers in over 100 territories tuning in… We distribute programmes from over 60 independent producers in the UK including; BBC, Company Pictures, Bentley Productions, Ecosse Films, Greenlit Productions, HCA Entertainment, North One Television, Lion Television and Objective Productions. We also work with a growing group of international producer clients such as South Pacific Pictures, IDTV, Jigsaw Cordell, Great Southern Productions and Morning Star Entertainment.
We are developing our new media activities and have been active in agreeing new media deals in 2008. Deals have been closed with Joost, MyVideoRights.com, Blinkbox and Vuze and we have seen growing revenues from merchandising and ancillary rights deals such as board games and mobile gaming on titles such as CASH CAB and LINGO. Our aim is to work closely with producers to develop, finance and distribute internationally appealing programmes and formats, and to maintain and grow strong, established relationships with leading broadcasters around the world. We are an independent friendly, multi-genre distributor and a highly competitive alternative to broadcaster associated distributors.?
For further information contact: Rachel Glaister ALL3MEDIA International Rachel.Glaister@all3media.com Tel: +44 (0) 207 845 438