Merlin The Game set to spellbind players on Facebook
Posted: Monday 18 June, 2012
This autumn, the legend of Merlin and Arthur of Camelot will be immortalised as an online game. Delivered in authentic style, Merlin The Game is the new release from Bossa Studios, creators of BAFTA-winning game Monstermind.
Epitomising the enchanted myth with striking visuals and narrative, Merlin The Game harnesses the power of real-time, co-operative play so when it comes to combat, no threats are ever faced alone. Together, gamers and fans of the BBC One and global hit TV show Merlin will be able to join the knights’ quests, fighting dark forces shoulder-to-shoulder with their friends and ensuring good triumphs over evil.
Imre Jele, creator in chief at Bossa Studios, comments: “We have carefully crafted the game to capture the very essence of the world’s most famous sorcerer. Players can explore magical lands while adventuring alongside trusty allies in the Crystal Cave, knocking out ferocious Wilddeoren rats or uniting with one of their favourite characters like Merlin or Arthur.”
Due to open in closed beta this summer at Comic-Con International (12-15th July, 2012), Bossa Studios is currently recruiting gamers and fans of the show to be some of the first lucky few to trial the game. The official public launch this autumn is set to coincide with the start of the fifth season of Merlin on BBC One.
Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps, executive producers at Shine TV and creators of the globally-televised smash hit, are thrilled with the quality of the game: “Each step allows the player to become more immersed into a wider universe of Camelot; we are amazed at the attention to detail. Fans of the show are sure to love the opportunity to create and follow their own destinies!”
Merlin, the show, is produced and created by Shine TV. A fifth series has been commissioned by the BBC and is currently in production. FremantleMedia Enterprises holds the exclusive distribution (excluding UK) and licensing rights to The Adventures of Merlin.
Bossa Studios was established in 2010 by veterans from the gaming and entertainment industries. A year later, the company launched the award-winning game Monstermind and became part of Shine Group. Today, Bossa continues to create innovative social games for online and mobile platforms.