Tuesday 14th December 2010: In the build up to the release of online social network game The Ministry of Silly Games, fans can now get a taste of what to expect, with mini-game Camelot Smashalot now available to play at Gimme5games. Take on the French with cows, chickens and holy hand grenades in this tongue-in-cheek game based on a classic scene from Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
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Created by leading, UK-based, social gaming company Zattikka in conjunction with the Monty Python team, The Ministry of Silly Games draws its inspiration from British TV’s most memorable comedy series in the form of an innovative new social game which enables players to play the world’s most ridiculous games within a Pythonesque virtual world on Facebook.
Games such as Camelot Smashalot, Gumby Flower Arranging and King Arthur's Knight Fight, among many others, take place within the madcap Monty Python virtual world - and will be available to play for free when the game launches in Q1 next year.
Those who can’t wait to play can apply for early access to the public beta by signing up at www.ministryofsillygames.com.
Founded in 2009, Zattikka has more than 100 social/casual mobile and online titles in its catalog. It raised $5.5 million in July to further expand its library, which also includes another famous British brand, Mr. Bean, the first game Mr bean: Out of Control available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android mobile devices.
The full list of games available to play within the virtual world for free, at launch is as follows:
- <*>King Arthur's Knight Fight– Frantic "slice-'em-up", featuring the Black Knight, The Killer Rabbit, Tim the Enchanter, the Holy Hand Grenade and God.*> <*>Monty Python's Scratch 'N Sniff– Observation game featuring Zattikka's original Flash "Scratchcard" mechanic.*> <*>Camelot Smashalot– Catapult livestock, Holy Hand Grenades and Trojan rabbits at the fiendish French fortresses.*> <*>Twit Russian Roulette– Keep your Upper-Class Twit alive for as long as you can in this wacky game of Russian Roulette!*> <*>Mr Creosote– Feed Mr Creosote his favourite nosh but avoid the wafer thin mints in this fun one-button reaction game.*> <*>Gumby Flower Arranging– Help the Gumby match three flowers of the same kind, otherwise he's going to hit himself with bricks!*> <*>Gillaxian– Arcade-style shooter that's also a tribute to a great game and a great artist.*> <*>Aerial Antics– Balance your TV aerial on household objects to tune in your telly in this fun puzzler.*>
For more information on The Ministry of Silly Games, head to www.ministryofsillygames.com.
Zattikka Ltd was founded in 2009 by Tim Chaney and Mark Opzoomer. Chaney has worked at the top of the videogame industry for 25 years, engineering two sales of and two MBOs of Virgin Interactive companies. Opzoomer as CEO of Yahoo! Europe and Rambler Media strategized and executed major business turnarounds. With offices in London and San Francisco, Zattikka is a blend of videogame, internet platform/distribution and internet/mobile gaming talent, targeting fast track growth via acquisition of development talent and creation of IP. Zattikka has over 2.5 million unique user visits to company IP per month and growing at over 15% per month. Zattikka Ltd, 85 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ. Tel (+44) 2072683628. 564 Market Street Suite 705, San Francisco, CA 94104 Tel: +1 415 217 8816