1 st May 2012 – Sheffield, UK.
Funbox Media, ALL3MEDIA International and Objective Productions announce that ITV’s blockbuster game show, The Cube, will be released for the first time on PS3, 3DS & Wii consoles in 2012.
Funbox will exclusively publish the video game, which is based on Objective’s smash-hit TV format, which is in its 5 th Series on ITV1 now.
As millions of loyal viewers will be aware, contestants face a series of seemingly simple tasks in the hope of winning £250,000 - but the easiest of challenges prove much more difficult as the pressure intensifies inside The Cube.
The Cube video games replicate the television show’s best known challenges - such as The Cylinder, Fracture and fan-favourite StopZone - and place competitors within the unique environment of The Cube. According to the show's creator Adam Adler “This is the closest anyone can get to the real thing!”
With each of the games worth an increasing amount of money, players must keep their wits in check throughout this high pressure game of mental agility, skill and strategy. And as they weigh up their chances of completing the next challenge, they must remember that one bad decision could leave them with nothing.
The video game features several different modes including three different multi-player options. And there's the ultimate reward – the Extreme Zone – where a series of special games, never seen on TV, await the few players who manage to defeat The Cube.
Barry Hatch, Managing Director of Funbox Media Ltd, said: “Funbox are thrilled to partner with ALL3MEDIA International on such an exceptional brand, especially as The Cube is now captivating audiences around the world. This game brings the excitement, tension and atmosphere to families and friends at home.”
Selma Turajlic, Head of Interactive Media and Licensing, ALL3MEDIA International said: “We are delighted to see The Cube being launched onto this extremely impressive range of new platforms. The Cube is a TV format that naturally extends to console play; the exciting capabilities of the platforms will maximise the stunning visual and gameplay aspect of The Cube.”
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About Funbox Media Ltd
Funbox Media Ltd, located in Sheffield, UK is a third-party publisher for all video and mobile gaming platforms. Originally focusing on casual, affordable games, in 2012 Funbox will be raising the bar by bringing to market established brands alongside exciting licensed titles. Distributing to all PAL territories and with over 50 years of combined experience, headed up by industry veteran Barry Hatch, Funbox Media Ltd is on course to become one of the fastest growing publishers in the industry. For more information about Funbox Media Ltd and their products, please visit www.funboxmedia.co.uk
ALL3MEDIA International is one of the UK’s leading independent television programming distributors, offering programming to broadcasters around the world. Our catalogue of approximately 2000 hours covers all major genres, with a focus on drama, factual programming and formats. A3M actively licenses quality programming to over 1,000 broadcasters around the world, offering the best from the independent sector.
Our programmes include top selling drama series such as MIDSOMER MURDERS, WILD AT HEART, HOLLYOAKS and SKINS, factual series such as FIFTH GEAR, HOMES UNDER THE HAMMER, TOP TRUMPS and ROUGH GUIDE, and formats like CASH CAB, WASTED and LINGO. We are one of the UK’s leading drama distributors. MIDSOMER MURDERS and WILD AT HEART have both been the UK’s leading drama exports within the last three years (PACT/DCMS export figures) , with MIDSOMER MURDERS airing in over 200 countries world-wide and performing strongly on major networks such as ZDF (Germany), FR3 (France) and ABC (Australia).
In formats, our MIPCOM 2007 launch of the new‘green’ format WA$TED! won the C21 /Frapa Best Observation/Fact Entertainment show and launched the Discovery Planet Green service earlier this year. Our format CASH CAB has been produced in over 30 countries and over 2500 episodes have produced around the world. Our sales of the 2007 Orange British Academy Film&TV Awards ceremony made it the widest seen UK factual entertainment export with viewers in over 100 territories tuning in… We distribute programmes from over 60 independent producers in the UK including; BBC, Company Pictures, Bentley Productions, Ecosse Films, Greenlit Productions, HCA Entertainment, North One Television, Lion Television and Objective Productions. We also work with a growing group of international producer clients such as South Pacific Pictures, IDTV, Jigsaw Cordell, Great Southern Productions and Morning Star Entertainment.
We are developing our new media activities and have been active in agreeing new media deals in 2008. Deals have been closed with Joost, MyVideoRights.com, Blinkbox and Vuze and we have seen growing revenues from merchandising and ancillary rights deals such as board games and mobile gaming on titles such as CASH CAB and LINGO. Our aim is to work closely with producers to develop, finance and distribute internationally appealing programmes and formats, and to maintain and grow strong, established relationships with leading broadcasters around the world. We are an independent friendly, multi-genre distributor and a highly competitive alternative to broadcaster associated distributors.
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