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New York, NY – October 3, 2011 – Ecko|Code and Showtime Networks today announced that the Dexter Slice of Life game is now available to play on Facebook. Based on the hit Showtime series Dexter®, Dexter Slice of Life combines progressive "real-time stealth" gameplay with the dark humor and suspense of the TV show. In a Facebook first, Dexter Slice of Life will introduce new game episodes the day after the airing throughout Season 6, which premiered yesterday evening. To check out the free-to-play title, please head online to http://apps.facebook.com/dextersliceoflife.
“Dexter Slice of Life shows how social play online is evolving - this is a deep transmedia experience that both gamers and fans of the show will love,” said Marc Fernandez, EVP of Development at Ecko|Code. “People can play anytime as Dexter or their own custom made ‘Dark Passenger.’ Dexter is a brilliant, complex show that asks as many questions as it answers, and this game is an extension of that."
Developed internally at Ecko|Code, the “real-time stealth” gameplay in Dexter Slice of Life perfectly captures the precision and cautious nature of Dexter’s methodical stalking. This "asynchronous" multiplayer experience will allow players to control their “Dark Passenger” avatar to silence their friends’ sometimes evil in-game personas - even when they are not online - and become the vigilant watchman of the weak and downtrodden. Series star and executive producer Michael C. Hall has provided voiceover work, and has been personally involved in development of the game to guarantee its authenticity.
“Dexter Slice of Life provides a tremendous opportunity for a Showtime property to find a new audience, connect with our current dedicated fan base and extend the brand into bold new mediums,” said Laura Palmer, Senior Vice President, Distributor Marketing, Showtime Networks Inc. "Ecko|Code has crafted a fascinating, fun game and we look forward to watching our fans interact with it!"
Formerly known as Marc Ecko Entertainment, Ecko|Code is a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software on all connected platforms. Current product offerings include Marc Ecko’s Getting Up for Xbox and PC, Dexter the Game for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, PC, and Mac, and Weeds Social Club available on Facebook. Upcoming releases include social game offerings for the hit Showtime series The Borgias and Dexter.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SH OWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, S HOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
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