TORONTO (September 28, 2012) – Digital Emmy® Award-winning game developer, Secret Location, in conjunction with Fresh TV Inc. and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, are taking a bite out of vampire-genre apps with the release of Humans VS Vampires, the official app for the hit show, My Babysitter’s a Vampire.
The series, developed and produced by Fresh TV in association with TELETOON Canada Inc., is a fun, family-friendly tween program that reminds kids everywhere that, no matter what kind of supernatural villains the world has in store, the scariest thing of all is still: High School! My Babysitter’s a Vampire is currently in its second season on the Disney Channel in the US and premiered this past summer to record high ratings.
The Humans VS Vampires app builds on the success of the award-winning 3D online game of the same name, which at more than 6.5 million views and counting, is the number one most-played web game on TELETOON’s TV network website.
As a result of this high demand, the game was quickly rebuilt for mobile using the same in-depth game design and mechanics. As a result, the app is a rich experience, featuring addictive level progressions, challenging game play modes and high-poly 3D characters modeled and animated to look and move the way the show’s stars do.
“Humans VS Vampires goes far beyond the typical properties,” says Secret Location Executive Producer James Milward. “It provides a rich gaming experience scaled down to a mobile format that works.”
Nicholas Dale, Senior Manager of Mobile & Interactive for brand licensor FME, added, “We are very excited to partner with The Secret Location to bring the Humans VS Vampires game to devoted My Babysitter’s a Vampire fans. Viewers are craving additional interactive content on mobile devices so we are continuously dedicated to offering more immersive experiences to keep them engaged.”
The new Humans VS Vampires app is jam-packed with photorealistic, high-end graphics, fear-inducing opponents and five levels to beat. Humans VS Vampires is a sophisticated gaming experience, breaking from the usual “vamp yourself” apps in this genre.
Inspired by retro arcade games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, Humans VS Vampires delivers a classic hand-to-hand combat experience, without deferring to the 8-bit look. With slick graphics, and added features such as cryptic clues and badges, the game feels modern and challenges the user to keep playing. Missions take on increasing difficulty as players fight the easiest opponent to the strongest – human or vampire – depending on which side is chosen.
Humans VS Vampires is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod Touch. A one-time 99-cent in-app upgrade allows players to unlock 10 characters – five good guys and five undead characters.
The game was developed for TELETOON and Fresh TV by Secret Location with support from the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. Fans can download the app today and unlock the first of two special characters – Boltz: a Frankenstein jock made-up of star hockey player body parts.
In this badge system game, the user can play as either a human or a vampire, using over 30 battle moves to defy their opponent, including three special moves unique to each character. Players battle their way through five levels and five different opponents, with rivals getting increasingly more difficult to beat as the game progresses. The user’s main goals are to beat Arcade Mode in Easy, Medium and finally Difficult, and win for their side, while racking up badges that get pasted up onto their virtual school locker.
- Over 30 battle moves, including three flashy special moves, like the Principal’s Zombie Breath – very nasty – Erica’s Bats and Benny’s baffling Teleport.
- Five different backgrounds; day and night in the ‘burbs, at school, outside the cinema, and a creepy graveyard!
- Five levels; they get increasingly difficult as players fight the easiest opponent, right down to the strongest Human (Ethan) or Vampire (Jesse), depending on which side you choose.
- Unlock all five good guys and five undead characters with a one-time ULTRA in-app purchase.
- Unlock all badges with Ultra, too; like the Fang-Tastic Badge, scored by playing a perfect round without getting hit once.
- Decode cryptic clues to get tipped off on how to earn badges, Fang-Tastic’s clue = Scars might look cool in the movies, but let’s face it, it’s better not to get scratched at all.
iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 5
Humans VS Vampires Mobile Game App – http://bit.ly/OVgDIP
Humans VS Vampires Web Version (Canada only) – http://mybabysittersavampire.com
Secret Location – http://thesecretlocation.com
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About Secret Location:
Secret Location is an Emmy® Award-winning interactive agency that launches products and solves problems through storytelling for brands, broadcasters and producers. Just five years old, the company is a three-time Webby Awards honoree, was shortlisted for a 2011 Cannes Lion and is a Gemini, AToMiC, Creativity International, CASSIES and Marketing Awards winner. Secret Location is based in Toronto, Canada, and is led by President/Executive Producer James Milward.
About My Babysitter’s a Vampire:
Fresh TV’s My Babysitter's a Vampire is a special effects enhanced live-action adventure comedy for Tweens. It follows the heroics of three geeky, sci-fi loving best friends and their smoking hot vampire babysitter as they defend their town against an avalanche of scary supernatural phenomena. My Babysitter's a Vampire was the number one U.S. cable show among kids 2 - 11 in its time slot during its premiere season run on Disney Channel. The season two premiere ranked as the day’s No. 2 cable telecast. The series was created and is produced by Fresh TV Inc., in association with TELETOON.
About FRESH TV Inc.
Fresh TV is a world leader in creating and producing family entertainment. This award-winning multi-media company set new audience delivery records when the Total Drama Island finale was the number one telecast in Cartoon Network’s history and the series itself served as the anchor to Cartoon Network’s prime time comedy franchise HAR HAR THARSDAYS. Fresh TV’s first live-action series My Babysitter’s a Vampire, based on the successful movie of the week, ranked as the number one U.S. cable show amongst kids 2-11 in its time period during its premiere season run on Disney Channel and met with record high ratings in season two.
Founded by Emmy-winning producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV finances, develops and produces animated and live-action television that powerfully connects to the interests, influences and enthusiasm of tween and teen audiences around the world.
Fresh TV eats, sleeps and breathes to create television young people will love to watch right now. Fresh productions include the Total Drama franchise, 6TEEN, Stoked, Grojband and the live-action series, My Babysitter’s A Vampire and Really Me.
Fresh TV offers the services of world-renowned animation studio Elliott Animation which provides a full range of 2D, 3D-CGI and 2D Flash animation production services for major North American clients from its studios in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada. For more information, visit http://www.freshtvinc.com.
About FremantleMedia and FremantleMedia Enterprises
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of television entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 92 percent owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and Original Productions, amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours. www.fremantlemedia.com
For additional information, contact:
Julie Giles, Secret Location
Tel: +1 416-878-5328
Lainie Rosenthal for FME
Tel: +1 212-691-2800