Mobile App Based on Movie and Top-Selling Book Series Scheduled for Release in October
SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 24, 2015 — Cosmic Forces, an award-winning animator and game developer, today announced its production of Goosebumps: Night of Scares, a mobile game, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, producer of the upcoming Goosebumps film, and Scholastic, the publisher of the legendary Goosebumps® book series by R.L. Stine. The point-and-click survival game will give players goosebumps and is due for release in time for the PG-rated film, coming to theaters on October 16, 2015.
Goosebumps: Night of Scares is a multi-platform mobile adventure that will feature Jack Black voicing the role of R.L. Stine, characters from the film, and also the wider universe of monsters and stories created by R.L. Stine. Goosebumps, a global megabrand, is one of the best-selling children’s series of all-time – with more than 400 million books in print in 32 languages worldwide. The game is being developed with Free Range Games, a team that has worked on titles including Tony Hawk, Spider-Man and Shrek. The Goosebumps game takes players through a spooky house full of terrifying monsters. Each chapter gets tougher to play as new monsters are introduced.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Sony Pictures and Scholastic on this ground-breaking mobile project around the equally exceptional Goosebumps series,” said Ziad Seirafi, Founder and CEO of Cosmic Forces. “The Goosebumps game will feature superbly animated characters, monsters, and scenery including a realistic interpretation of R.L. Stine’s haunted house, and a VR mode that will put players right inside the house.”
“Cosmic Forces will help us extend the life of the Goosebumps film into the mobile space, allowing Goosebumps fans to continue engaging with the series, and its characters long after they experience the thrill of the film,” said Mark Caplan, Vice President of Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “The animation, special effects, and scares of the mobile game will be a perfect complement to the eagerly awaited film.”
Cosmic Forces is a mobile game publisher, marketer and developer with an award winning background in animation, visual effects and digital media. By reimagining and licensing popular media brands and characters for Mobile and Virtual Reality games, Cosmic Forces delivers engaging player experiences true to the brand’s essence and DNA.
For more information about the Goosebumps mobile game, visit the interactive website and sign up to receive updates http://goosebumpsgame.com/nightofscares/.
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ (Ryan Lee). But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret: the creatures that his stories made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Stine’s creations are unintentionally released from their manuscripts, Zach’s life takes a turn for the weird. In a crazy night of adventure, it’s up to Zach, Hannah, Champ, and Stine to team up and get all of these figments of Stine’s imagination – including Slappy the Dummy, the girl with the haunted mask, the gnomes and many more – back in the books where they belong to save the town. Directed by Rob Letterman. Produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz. Screenplay by Darren Lemke. Story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski. Based on The Goosebumps Books written by R.L. Stine.
About Cosmic Forces
The Cosmic Forces team includes leading creative, production, management and marketing talent from Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Pictures Animation, Nick Jr., NBC-Universal and Microsoft Game Studio who have collectively achieved multiple Oscar, Emmy and other awards. Their major studio experience in movies, television and games enables Cosmic to effectively link its development and marketing with the studio’s creative strategy and massive marketing campaigns. http://www.cosmicforces.com/
About Free Range Games
Free Range Games is a 25-person studio of dedicated, passionate, and seasoned creators with a commitment to the craft of making games. With decades of experience as a development team, Free Range brings a deep breadth of knowledge and experience in game development. Free Range Games is one of the premier independent game studios, creating a number of hit games like Freefall Tournament and Pocket Gunfighters that have delighted millions of players. http://freerangegames.com/
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products
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merchandising division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a
subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony
Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture
production, acquisition and distribution; television production,
acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content
creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and
development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.
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