London, UK – Thursday 17th October 2013
Beehive Bedlam, owned by Sky Games has been launched on iPhone, iPad and iPod, meaning fans can now play the hit game on the go. Sky Games have teamed up with Waterfront Entertainment, a UK based indie studio to make Beehive Bedlam their first launch title in this space.
Fans of the classic interactive TV version will be familiar with the game, with Waterfront working closely with Sky Games to retain the simplicity and many original elements that made it the title loved by so many, while ensuring the brand new release would appeal to new players that have never played Beehive.
The game is free to download from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/beehive-bedlam/id692703839 and includes over 100 levels in addition to a stack of new features. The game itself involves the player teaming up with Buzz to help out Beekeeper Ben who is struggling to stay in business and is in danger of being shut down by his landlord. Players must fire and match three or more flowers of the same colour in the honeycomb to clear the level and earn honey in the process.
Beehive Bedlam is much more than just a conversion from TV to mobile, with a number of great new features to give players plenty of challenges and reasons to play regularly. With 10 themed islands to unlock by collecting increasing amounts of honey, achievements awarded for completing challenges and Queen Bee’s Shop to buy a selection of upgrades, power ups including laser guides, honey bombs and contraptions to assist your honey collecting. Custom outfits for Buzz, also give players the chance to customise their experience. Throw in global and friend leaderboards and the chance to see how well your friends are doing and you have hours and hours of Beehive fun. For players that want an extra challenge, there are VIP Passes available to purchase for additional level sets and stories, which will be added to over time.
Fans can also find out more about the game and watch the trailer on the new Beehive Bedlam website at www.beehivebedlam.com as well as join the Beehive Bedlam Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/beehivebedlam
Waterfront has been working with Sky Games on interactive TV for a number of years, developing titles including Jumble Fever and Word Crunch, plus more recently Beehive Bedlam 2. Waterfront’s CEO, Stephen Swan, says “We are incredibly proud of the work that we have done in developing this game for mobile platforms and we hope to build on the existing Beehive Bedlam fan base as it moves across to this new platform.”
Sky Games Development Manager, Rob Darvill, added “Beehive Bedlam is such a great fit for the mobile platform and I’m sure players will love having the game available to play on the go. The game looks great and we hope with its’ highly addictive nature, can continue the success it’s had on TV and online”.
Android device owners will also not have long to wait, with a version currently in development and a planned launch date in the coming weeks.
Beehive Bedlam Game App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/beehive-bedlam/id692703839
Beehive Bedlam Landing Page – www.beehivebedlam.com
Beehive Bedlam Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/beehivebedlam
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About Sky Games
Sky Games, formerly Sky Gamestar launched in 2001 and has an active catalogue of over 200 titles on interactive TV. Working with partners including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney and Endemol, titles available on the platform include Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, SpongeBob SquarePants, Cars and Deal or No Deal. Sky Games also owns a number of established casual game titles including Beehive Bedlam, Jumble Fever and Word Crunch. The wide range of titles and genres appeals to game fans of all ages. Sky Games TV can be found by pressing the Interactive button on your Sky Remote.
Waterfront Entertainment was formed in 2003 and has launched over 100 titles for names like Sky, DirecTV and Nickleodeon. The company makes games for mobile, Facebook and interactive TV platforms. Waterfront can be found online at www.waterfrontitv.com