Free To Download Gameisodes Are Now Available At
New York (July 23, 2007) - Kuma Games, a leading game publisher and developer specializing in high-quality episodic games, and Spike TV, a division of Viacom's (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTVN Entertainment Group, announced today the development of an online videogame series based on Spike TV's new action-drama limited series "The Kill Point." Beginning Sunday, July 22 with the premiere of the series, Kuma will release action-packed gameisodes that allow television viewers to jump into "The Kill Point's" bank robbery gone wrong plotline– playing as a police officer or bank robber in a high intensity hostage crisis. Kuma's gameisodes are now available for free download at www.SpikeTV.com and www.KumaGames.com.
"'The Kill Point' is a perfect property to extend from the linear channel to the PC screen," said Vin Farrell, director of production Spike TV Digital Media. "We have created original webisodes on spiketv.com and now with the launch of the new online game, we're giving our viewers an all-encompassing entertainment experience. 'The Kill Point' game is great for fans of the show as well as gamers who want a great PC action game to play.""
"With our partners, we create interactive events that let viewers watch a television show, then immediately jump into the action," said Keith Halper, CEO of Kuma Games. "We think the gameisodes will enhance the viewers' overall entertainmentexperience and at the same time expose the property to some potentially new and untapped audiences."
"The Kill Point" is Spike TV's gripping new original scripted eight-hour action-drama series created and written by James DeMonaco ("The Negotiator", "Assault on Precinct 13") and starring Emmy-Award ® winning actor John Leguizamo, alongside Donnie Wahlberg (HBO's "Band of Brothers"). "The Kill Point" follows a team of American Iraqi-War veterans, led by Leguizamo, who find themselves in the middle of hostage negotiations after their attempt at a midtown bank robbery goes terribly wrong. The series debuted on Sunday, July 22 at 9pm ET/PT on Spike TV.
As in all of Kuma's high-quality episodic games, Spike TV's "The Kill Point" is being developed using the HalfLife 2 game engine. The multiplayer game allows up to 16 cops and robbers to play simultaneously.
About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 91.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
KUMA, LLC., is the industry leader in the new market for Episodic Video Games– intense and powerful, up-to-the-minute 3D game experiences delivered to PCs in weekly episodes. Using ground-breaking technology, Kuma's free games are inspired by just-released TV shows or films, real world news events, and pop culture happenings. The episodic games are a thoroughly unique user experience and present distinct marketing advantages for advertisers, content owners and distributors. Kuma has extensive experience in developing accurate re-creations of military events. For over two years, KumaWar has expanded the boundaries of news reporting through accurate and timely re-creations of real-world military events through its episodic game series KUMAWAR, now in its 79th episode. KUMAWAR is widely recognized for its accuracy and immersiveness, and is used by the US ARMY for training purposes.
Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York, is a privately held company.