Slitherine Signs deal to develop Horrible Histories games!

PC, DS, Wii. Slitherine is pleased to announce that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement to develop Horrible Histories™ games.

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Slitherine Signs deal to develop Horrible Histories games!

Post by IainMcNeil » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:49 pm

Here is some news none of you were expecting :) Slitherine are developing a series of games based on the Horrible Histories series of books. Previously our games had focussed on history but target an older market with more complex strategy and war games. We're aiming to continue developing those games but also provide history games based on younger themes to widen our fan base. We're really exceited about this project and it gives Slitherine the opportunity to open up our games to a totally new market. Expect more info later on, but for now all we can say for now is that the game is looking great and anyone familiar with the books will not be disappointed!

Slitherine is pleased to announce that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with The Copyrights Group to develop Horrible Histories™ games, for platforms such as PC, DS and Wii. The deal, brokered by Chorion’s new media consultants, AT Brands (a division of AT New Media), will see the games ready for release in time for Spring 2009.

With international book sales of over 20 million copies since 1993, Horrible Histories™ is one of the world’s bestselling history book series for children. By focusing on the bits kids don’t get taught at school, author Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown have made history entertaining and accessible for generations of children. Used within a computer game, that ethos is set to provide families with the ideal entertainment – and learning – experience.

“The Horrible Histories books offer a wealth of written and illustrative material for Slitherine Strategies to work with and bring the brand to life off the page,” commented Zoe Upcraft, Licensing Manager at Chorion. “This interactive deal complements the TV deal agreed last year between Scholastic Entertainment and Lion TV. Lion TV will produce 13 live action episodes broadcast by the BBC next Spring.”

Lisa Edwards, Editorial Director, Non-Fiction and Licensed Properties, at Scholastic said: “brand. Die-hard Horrible Histories fans have been waiting for an exciting gaming extension of the brand – and if we can attract children who are primarily gamers to the books then that will indeed be a bonus."

Marco Minoli, Director of Marketing at Slitherine said: "Extending our line-up of interactive games based on History to new frontiers is our main objective. Exploring this very specific sector, to bring a different type of fun and entertainment to this great brand through videogames is one of our most exciting ventures for next year. This is a great opportunity to show how we are able to work with such a powerful property."

Simon Kay Business Development Director at AT New Media added, "Once again the AT Brands division has been able to be creative in its thinking in bringing together two like-minded companies who can fully exploit the interactive games potential of the Horrible Histories brand. It has been a pleasure working on this initiative and bringing Slitherine and Scholastic together on what we hope will be a tremendously successful project”.

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selling out?

Post by kleinemann » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:36 pm

so... is the game going to be cartoon-based?

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Post by IainMcNeil » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:26 am

More details to be released soon :)

We have a big launch event at the Tower of London in October where we'll be telling more :)

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Post by Redpossum » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:45 pm

iainmcneil wrote:More details to be released soon :)

We have a big launch event at the Tower of London in October where we'll be telling more :)
Don't go losing your head over this, Iain! ;) ;) ;)

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Post by jdm » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:43 pm

Hes a chip of the old block :P

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`Stories..

Post by katzky » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:25 pm

:arrow: `Horrible stories are sometimes a true story...! :x










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