Bangkok, January 17, 2012 –Studio HIVE has secured videogame license for the next installment of famous martial arts movie series Ong-Bak. The Thailand based game development team is currently working on a stunning multiplatform game set in the unique Ong-Bak universe. The famous martial arts action brand is a perfect fit for gaming platforms and it is the first time ever that Ong-Bak will be released on various gaming platforms in 2012. The game is being developed in close collaboration with the license holder Sahamongkol Film International in order to achieve a much deeper story involvement for all Ong-Bak fans.
“Ong-Bak is well known as a powerful international martial arts brand. We are very selective with our licensing partners and found in Studio HIVE the right partner to bring Ong-Bak to gaming platforms. Their approach to tie in movie and game is the right way to create a perfect interactive entertainment” comments Akarapol Techaratanaprasert, business development director at Sahamongkol Film International.
Kan Supabanpot, General Manager at Studio HIVE adds: “It’s a great honour for our team to work on the very first Ong-Bak multiplatform game. As a Thai development studio we love the movie and have a deep understanding of the Ong-Bak brand values and we make sure that the videogame will be an inspiring martial arts action experience for gamers.”
About Sahamongkol Film International Co., Ltd.:
Founded in 1970, Sahamongkol Film International Co. Ltd. is a leading motion picture production and distribution company in Thailand. The company's ongoing roster of international hit films includes Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior . Sahamongkol Film International and its subsidary also distribute foreign films for Thailand market
Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is an internationally acclaimed action movie. After its release in 2003, it became a household name for martial arts and action movies fans around the world from its intense action sequence. The success of the movie turned Ong-Bak’s star Tony Jaa to beome a martial art icon and next generation action movie star.
About Studio HIVE Co., Ltd.:
Studio HIVE started its business as a concept art, illustration and comic production studio in 2009. It has since then, focuses on providing amazing visual for comics, videogame and other kind of entertainment medium. After completing high profile projects for international clients, Studio HIVE acquired its own videogame production team and now houses more than 20 talented individuals who strive to create great videogames that gamers can enjoy.