September 14, 2009– New York, NY - Marc Ecko Entertainment today announced that "DEXTER The Game"™, the long awaited app for iPhone and iPod Touch, is out now on the App Store. The game, based on Season One of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning SHOWTIME® television series“DEXTER”, is available for $5.99.
Produced by Marc Ecko Entertainment and developed by Icarus Studios in conjunction with Showtime Networks, DEXTER The Game is one of the most ambitious titles yet for Apple’s platforms. You play as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who must maintain his average-guy façade. During the day he is a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, but at night he unleashes his own brand of justice on criminals who deserve to die. In fully realized 3D environments, you will control Dexter, analyzing crime scenes, uncovering evidence and using stealth tactics to stalk your prey. The outcome of every choice and action revolves around the Code of Harry: only kill the guilty, maintain the“mask”, and above all, don’t get caught!
“We’ve taken great care with DEXTER The Game to create a premium title that both fans of the show and gamers will love,” said Marc Fernandez, Vice President of Marc Ecko Entertainment.
DEXTER The Game has some of the most impressive graphics seen on the iPhone / iPod Touch. It has been developed to take advantage of signature features such as the touch screen, accelerometer and recent iPhone 3.0 additions. Play Dexter the way you want– choose from multiple control modes: tilt to move, dual“thumbsticks”, single“thumbstick”, and multi-touch. The game is voiced by the star of the show himself, Michael C. Hall and has an original storyline by award winning Dexter script writer Tim Schlattmann.
"We are thrilled to give iPhone and iPod Touch owners a way to experience DEXTER in a fresh, engaging way," said Len Fogge, Executive Vice President, Creative, Marketing, Research and Digital Media at Showtime Networks.“The minute you begin controlling him and hearing his innermost thoughts, you are completely engrossed.”
As an added bonus, every purchase of the game includes a chance to win a walk-on role in season five of the DEXTER TV show, lunch with one of the show's writers, or one of many instant prizes including DVDs and t-shirts. For more information on the game and official rules to the walk-on role sweepstakes, visit www.dexterthegame.com.
About Marc Ecko Entertainment
Marc Ecko Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marc Ecko Enterprises, is a production company of video games and interactive entertainment with headquarters in New York City. Marc Ecko Entertainment produced the critically acclaimed Marc Ecko's Getting up: Contents Under Pressure. The company will continue to expand its offerings with upcoming titles including the highly anticipated "DEXTER The Game" based on the hit SHOWTIME original series. For more information, please visit http://www.marceckoentertainment.com
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® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME 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. 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®. For more information, visit www.sho.com.
About Icarus Studios
Icarus Studios has created a powerful technology platform for creating massively multiplayer online games, virtual worlds, and serious games for the entertainment, corporate, and government sectors. Icarus Studios provides a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform. The Icarus technology platform was built from the ground-up on industry standards to accelerate time to market, reduce development and running costs, and enable new revenue streams through 3D, Web, Flash, and mobile user experiences. For more information, visit www.icarusstudios.com.