Toronto, ON-December 15, 2011 -- Fun, fangs and fights await fans of the tween TV series My Babysitter’s a Vampire! when Humans VS Vampires, an action-packed 3D online game launches on Friday, December 16th. Developed by Secret Location, Humans VS Vampires pits the show’s human characters against their blood-sucking counterparts in an arcade-style duel that ends with the winning side deciding the Season 1 finale. The game launches in advance of the Canadian premiere of My Babysitter’s a Vampire!, January 5, 2012, on TELETOON. Season 1 has already aired on Disney Channel (US, UK & Ireland, Germany).
Humans VS Vampires is a modern, fast and fun spin on the classic arcade games Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Players decide whether they want to be one of the good guys (humans) or if they'd rather join the dark side (vampires). In the best two out of three rounds between one human and one vampire character, players rack up points for their collective team. The team with the most points determines which of two endings will air when the season concludes.
The game uses stereoscopic 3D technology and features photorealistic game avatars, modeled from videos of the actual TV series actors. Players can switch from 3D back to 2D instantly, as they battle it out against fantastical backgrounds painted to look like settings from the show. Each avatar has nearly 30 battle moves controlled using the computer keyboard, including three special moves unique to each character. Multiplayer functionality is included and players can send invite codes to their friend by IM, text, or email to play live remotely.
Since its soft launch in October, Humans VS Vampires has reached 1.5 million page views with over 1 million points scored. Humans are currently leading the challenge by 24,000 points.
My Babysitter's a Vampire! is a special effects enhanced live-action adventure comedy for tweens. It follows the heroics of three geeky, sci-fi loving best friends and their smoking hot vampire babysitter as they defend their town against an avalanche of scary supernatural phenomena. My Babysitter's A Vampire! was the No. 1 U.S. cable show among kids 2 - 11 in its time slot during its premiere season run on Disney Channel. The series is produced by Fresh TV Inc.
- My Babysitter’s a Vampire! is based on the multi-award-winning TV film of the same name directed by Bruce McDonald and starring Matthew Knight (Ethan), Vanessa Morgan (Sarah) and Atticus Mitchell (Benny).
- Team Human (“the good guys”) consists of characters Ethan, Benny, Sarah and Rory.
- Team Vampire (“the dark side”) consists of characters Jesse, Erica, Nurse Vee (the Blood Drive Nurse) and Zombie Principal (Principal Hicks as his Zombie self).
- Taken directly from the show and transformed for the game, Ethan’s lightsaber and Benny’s “Book of Spells” are used in game’s special moves, allowing players to take away points from an opponent.
- The nastiest “bad guy” special move is Principal Hick’s Zombie breath.
“ Humans VS Vampires features distinctive avatars, eye-catching backgrounds and lots of different battle moves that together provide a high-stakes experience, rivaling DS-style console games.” -- James Milward, Executive Producer
Website & game: http://www.mybabysittersavampire.com
Official Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/248513655196077/
Humans VS Vampires screen grabs (JPEG, 2MB Zip): http://greenhatdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ScreenGrabs.zip
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Secret Location is a digital agency that launches products and solves problems through storytelling. Just three years old, the company is already a three-time Webby Awards honoree; was shortlisted for a 2011 Cannes Lion, and is a Gemini, Atomic, Creativity, Clio and Marketing Awards winner. Secret Location is based in Toronto, Canada, and is led by Executive Producer James Milward. For details, visit http://thesecretlocation.com
Fresh TV Inc. is a world leader in creating and producing family entertainment. This award-winning multi-media company set new audience delivery records when the Total Drama Island finale was the #1 telecast in Cartoon Network’s history and the series itself served as the anchor to Cartoon Network’s prime-time comedy franchise Har Har Tharsdays. Founded by Emmy-winning producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV finances, develops and produces animated and live-action television that powerfully connects to the interests, influences and enthusiasm of tween and teen audiences around the world. Fresh TV eats, sleeps and breathes to create television young people will love to watch right now. Fresh productions include the Total Drama franchise, 6TEEN, Stoked, Grojband and the live action series, My Babysitter’s A Vampire! and Really Me. Fresh TV offers the services of world-renowned animation studio Elliott Animation which provides a full range of 2D, 3D-CGI and 2D Flash animation production services for major North American clients from its studios in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada. For details, visit http://www.freshtv.com
TELETOON is unreal. It’s a network that believes that anything is possible. It’s funny, surprising, playful and even a little bit mischievous. This attitude is reflected in everything TELETOON does, including its programming lineup featuring everything from heroic action shows to hilarious comedies to hit blockbuster movies. Watched in more than 7.7 million homes, TELETOON is available in English and French and offers kids, youth and adults the best in animated an animation-related entertainment. TELETOON Canada Inc. is made up of four nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro and Télétoon Rétro, with select programming also available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and TELETOON.com. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For details, visit http://www.teletoon.com/
For more information, 3D glasses ...or to book a bite with producers or talent contact:
Julie Giles, Publicist, Secret Location
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