Shaun of the Dead Comes To Mobile Phones
3rd April , 2006
Europe UK : Ojom GmbH announced the launch of Shaun of the Dead™ for mobile phones. Based on the hit cult movie of the same name, Shaun of the Dead pits players against an onslaught of zombies and un-dead scum set inside the confines of the Winchester Pub.
Rogue Pictures’ Shaun of the Dead became a cult hit immediately after its film debut in 2004, as it deftly combining a romantic comedy with the zombie horror genre. It has also received several accolades, including Best Horror Film (from the Saturn Awards) and the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy (from the Evening Standard British Film Awards).
The mobile game preserves the look, feel, excitement, and quirky humor of the movie. Players find themselves defending the pub from a first-person perspective, battling droves of zombies with weapons and household objects including a shotgun, cricket bat, and vinyl LPs from a record collection. Players race against the clock to finish off the assailants and save their friends.
Shaun of the Dead fits into the casual gaming profile and has been specifically designed to allow gamers to defeat the zombies with one hand.
“Shaun of the Dead was a very successful cult film. We feel that we have crafted an equally successful mobile game,” said Jason Boatman, director of sales and marketing, Ojom GmbH. "We’ve given casual gamers something fresh and quirky – a humorous, instantly recognizable and tongue-in-cheek game to enjoy.”
"Ojom's Shaun of the Dead mobile game is a perfect example of how creative minds can synthesize great big-screen entertainment into compelling small-screen entertainment. In the current mobile market, we think games are a great way for consumers to enjoy our content on their handsets," said Jeremy Laws, senior vice president of Universal Mobile Entertainment.
Shaun of the Dead will be available to customers of all major wireless carriers in Europe beginning in April. For more information, visit the Ojom website at www.ojom.com.
About Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead, a "rom zom com" (romantic zombie comedy) directed by Edgar Wright, follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best mate Ed (Nick Frost) as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun's girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton). It's going to be one hell of a weekend.
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