[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
London, UK – 24th September 2013
Popular interactive TV title
Beehive Bedlam, owned by Sky Games is set to be
released for iOS and Android. Fans will now be able to play Beehive
Bedlam on the go, with Sky Games teaming up with Waterfront
Entertainment, a UK based indie studio. Beehive Bedlam will be the
first title owned by Sky Games to launch in this space.
Fans of the classic interactive TV version will be familiar with
the game, with Waterfront working closely with Sky Games to retain
the simplicity and many original elements that made it the title
loved by so many, while ensuring the brand new release would appeal
to new players that have never played Beehive.
The game which will be free to download will include over 100
levels in addition to a stack of new features. The game itself
involves the player teaming up with Buzz to help out Beekeeper Ben
who is struggling to stay in business and is in danger of being
shut down by his landlord. Players must fire and match three or
more flowers of the same colour in the honeycomb to clear the level
and earn honey in the process.
Beehive Bedlam is much more than just a conversion from TV to
mobile, with a number of great new features to give players plenty
of challenges and reasons to play regularly. With 10 themed islands
to unlock by collecting increasing amounts of honey, achievements
awarded for completing challenges and Queen Bee’s Shop to buy
a selection of upgrades, power ups including laser guides, honey
bombs and contraptions to assist your honey collecting. Custom
outfits for Buzz, also give players the chance to customise their
experience. Throw in global and friend leaderboards and the chance
to see how well your friends are doing and you have hours and hours
of Beehive fun. For players that want an extra challenge, there are
VIP Passes available to purchase for additional level sets and
stories, which will be added to over time.
Waterfront has been working with Sky Games on interactive TV for
a number of years, developing titles including Jumble Fever and
Word Crunch, plus more recently Beehive Bedlam 2.
Stephen Swan, says “We are incredibly proud
of the work that we have done in developing this game for mobile
platforms and we hope to build on the existing Beehive Bedlam fan
base as it moves across to this new platform.”
Sky Games Development Manager,
Rob Darvill, added “Beehive Bedlam is such a
great fit for the mobile platform and I’m sure players will
love having the game available to play on the go. The game looks
great and we hope with its’ highly addictive nature, can
continue the success it’s had on TV and online”.
With the title due to launch on iOS first, owners of Android
devices won’t have to wait long with development already
underway. To ensure that existing fans are aware of the new app,
Sky Games will be running a social media campaign using Facebook
and Twitter. Fans can also join the Beehive Bedlam Facebook fan
www.facebook.com/beehivebedlam to be the first to
get the latest game announcements and official release date.