LITTLE ORBIT AND TNT RELEASE FALLING SKIES MOBILE GAME
Santa Ana, CA. –February 6, 2014 –Survival of the Human race is at stake and it’s time to join the fight and pick a side. Worldwide video game publisher Little Orbit, alongside TNT, today announced the launch of Falling Skies Planetary Warfare , the new title available in the App Store and Google Play, based on TNT’s epic drama series Falling Skies . In this free-to-play strategy game for all ages, players can choose a side and join the battle for Earth, either as commander of the human resistance or as an alien invader. The game is available for free on the iTunes App Store here and on Google Play here.
“Many classic titles have explored the aliens vs. humans conflict, and we wanted Falling Skies Planetary Warfare to be reminiscent of those games,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “It will be up to players to pick a side and craft their own strategy to beat challenging adversaries – or their friends.”
Falling Skies Planetary Warfare is set in the aftermath of season three of Falling Skies , TNT’s alien-invasion drama from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, and starring Noah Wyle. The game opens with players choosing to fight as humans or the alien force. Once a side is chosen, they must then construct and maintain a base, defending it against swift incoming attacks from enemy forces made up of other players throughout North America. Fighting extraterrestrial invaders or becoming an alien commander determined to wipe out the human race, players will build up their own militia and battle the enemy in a global wartime bid for ultimate power. Throughout the game, players must manage their resources including metal, food and ore, before an enemy attacks and steals it out from under their nose…or chitin. By training and deploying troops, players can build prestige and accrue additional resources for their side. Additionally, they can access the Global Conflict Status to check on the progress of all players, both human and alien combatants.
" Falling Skies Planetary Warfare adds a new dimension to the powerful drama of Falling Skies ," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of digital, affiliate, lifestyle and enterprise commerce for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "This game is a great way for fans to immerse themselves in the world of Falling Skies, playing their own part in a war that will decide the fate of humanity."
“ Falling Skies is a fantastic show, and we’re going to be exploring some fun storylines with the writers as the new season gets closer. This is a new opportunity for new and old fans to play a game that will evolve as the plot on television evolves,” says Scott. Falling Skies Planetary Warfare is now available for iOS and Android platforms. A console game is planned for Fall 2014.
Fans of the show can watch for exclusive media including screen shots and artwork on the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fallingskies, and will be able to visit the official game website soon.
About Falling Skies
TNT's epic drama Falling Skies , which comes to the network from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader. The series also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter. Among the guest stars this season on Falling Skies are Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Collins and Doug Jones. Falling Skies premiered in summer 2011 and ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. In its second and third seasons, it ranked as one of basic cable's Top 20 dramas with adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, along with David Eick and Greg Beeman. The fourth season is scheduled to premiere summer 2014.
About Little Orbit
Little Orbit is a worldwide video game publisher formed in January 2010 with a focus on licensed-based entertainment products. The company’s emphasis is on working with popular creators to extend their vision into games through transmedia storytelling and engaging content for all gaming platforms. Little Orbit has a unique history assisting major entertainment companies to leverage their brands through emerging game channels to help grow and engage consumers. Founded by industry veterans and key development, sales and marketing personnel, Little Orbit is focused on three primary channels of distribution including traditional game retail, non-traditional retail channels, and digital download over the various platform networks.
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TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles , Major Crimes , Falling Skies , Perception , Dallas and Franklin & Bash , as well as the three-week television event Mob City and the upcoming series Legends , The Last Ship and Murder in the First. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like Cold Justice , Boston's Finest , Marshal Law: Texas and the upcoming APB with Troy Dunn , Private Lives of Nashville Wives , Save Our Business, Inside Job, On the Menu (working title), Wake Up Call (working title) and Life Flight. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0 , Castle , The Mentalist , Bones and Supernatural ; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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