[08/14/13 - 07:49 AM]
TNT and Little Orbit Partner to Develop "Falling Skies" Video Games
The games will tie directly into the TV series, with a scenario that will weave itself into the existing universe and feature voice work by the show's actors.

[via press release from TNT]

TNT and Little Orbit Partner to Develop "Falling Skies" Video Games

Popular TNT Sci-Fi Show Leaps into Gaming World via Little Orbit

Survival of the human race is at stake. TNT and worldwide video game publisher Little Orbit today announced a partnership to bring the epic alien-invasion television series Falling Skies to multiple video game consoles. Depicting a world gone mad after an alien invasion, the Falling Skies video games will grab a foothold in the gaming world with a mobile game due out this holiday and multiple consoles launching in 2014. Falling Skies is based on the popular TNT show of the same name and will tie directly into the television series, with a scenario that will weave itself into the existing universe and feature voice work by the show's actors.

"Little Orbit's mission is to identify high-quality licenses and bring their world to gamers in a truly unique and interactive experience," said Matt Scott, president of Little Orbit. "We are collaborating closely with the show's own writers to craft the game's storyline, wholly integrating the Falling Skies universe into a visceral gaming experience."

Created by DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg, Falling Skies takes place in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together to begin the difficult task of fighting back and rebuilding their lives. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency against the occupying alien force. But the battle is just getting started.

"Each summer, Falling Skies has drawn viewers into its fantastic tale of survival in the face of a catastrophic alien invasion," said Tricia Melton, Senior Vice President of Entertainment Marketing and Branding for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Through the new line of games from Little Orbit, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the Falling Skies universe all year round."

One of basic cable's Top 5 summer drama among key adult demos, Falling Skies has averaged 5.4 million viewers, 2.8 million adults 25-54 and 2.5 million adults 18-49 for its just-completed third season on TNT. Little Orbit will be releasing an iOS title within the Falling Skies world this holiday season, with a console game planned for late 2014.

Fans of the show can watch for exclusive media, including screen shots and artwork, on the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fallingskies and will be able to visit the official game website soon.

About Little Orbit

Little Orbit is a worldwide video game publisher formed in January 2010 with a focus on licensed-based entertainment products. The company's emphasis is on working with popular creators to extend their vision into games through transmedia storytelling and engaging content for all gaming platforms. Little Orbit has a unique history assisting major entertainment companies to leverage their brands through emerging game channels to help grow and engage consumers. Founded by industry veterans and key development, sales and marketing personnel, Little Orbit is focused on three primary channels of distribution including traditional game retail, non-traditional retail channels, and digital download over the various platform networks.

Connect with Little Orbit

Website: http://www.littleorbit.com

About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes Falling Skies, Perception and Dallas, as well as the upcoming Mob City, Legends and The Last Ship. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like Boston's Finest and the upcoming Cold Justice, Marshal Law: Texas and Nashville Confidential. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

  [august 2013]  


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