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New York, NY and Hong Kong - April 8, 2009 - Starz Media and Artificial Life, Inc. (OTCBB: ALIF), announced today an agreement to create mobile game applications inspired by the upcoming horror movie Pandorum, from Overture Films.
Starz Media and Artificial Life chose Pandorum for development based on the intense action-packed storylines and flexibility to be re-created on the mobile platform. With extensive application development experience across various mobile platforms, Artificial Life will produce innovative game play for Starz Media that fully utilizes the touch screens and motion sensitive features of popular mobile devices.
From the producers of the Resident Evil film franchise comes Pandorum, a terrifying thriller in which two crew members, Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog), wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone -- and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined. A Constantin Film/Impact Pictures Production, Pandorum is financed by Constantin Film under its joint venture deal with Impact Pictures, a Constantin Film subsidiary. Overture Films will release the film in North America this year on Labor Day weekend.
"Starz Digital Media is delighted to enter the mobile gaming space by leveraging this strong property from our feature film division," said Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media, who also handles digital and on-demand distribution of Overture's releases. The mobile gaming category has recently exploded with cutting edge devices and technologies. We are in a strong position to extend our properties onto these platforms and use the games symbiotically - with opportunities to both generate and receive marketing benefits as the programming and games reach the marketplace."
"We are pleased to partner with Starz Media to develop this exciting game for Pandorum. Starz possesses a diversified portfolio which provides intriguing and action packed content that is easily adaptable into mobile games. We are dedicated to enriching our game apps library with different genres of movie titles," said Eberhard Schoneburg, CEO of Artificial Life, Inc.
About Artificial Life, Inc.
Artificial Life, Inc. (OTCBB: ALIF) is a public U.S. corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, with its production center in Hong Kong and additional offices in Berlin (EMEA headquarters) and Tokyo. As a leading, full-service provider of mobile broadband 3G technology, mobile participation TV, mobile gaming, content and business applications, Artificial Life provides 2D and 3D multi- and single- player rich-media applications for 3G, 3.5G and 4G network-enabled mobile phones. Recognized internationally for outstanding content quality and technology, Artificial Life transcends traditional modes of mobile communications and interactive gaming. For more information, please visit www.artificial-life.com or the company's m-commerce portal at www.botme.com.
About Starz Media
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming - including theatrical films - and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media ( www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.
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