SANTA MONICA, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2016 /CNW/ -- TinyCo, a Jam City Company, is pleased to announce a thrilling collaboration between Fox Digital Entertainment, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB), to bring an exciting mix of iconic film and television horror characters to FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff for the hit mobile game's limited-time Halloween event.
The release features Billy the Puppet from Lionsgate's Saw films, the most popular long-running horror franchise in history, Ash Williams from Starz's popular Ash vs Evil Dad television series and Leprechaun from Lionsgate's classic Leprechaun film franchise checking into a hilariously haunted hotel run by James Woods, a recurring Family Guy guest star.
This unique Halloween event builds upon Fox Digital Entertainment and TinyCo's track record for keeping players engaged by regularly integrating third-party IP and new storylines into the beloved mobile game FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff. In this version, "Sheriff" Peter Griffin and his costumed crew do battle with the supernatural forces that have taken over the hotel.
"As longtime fans of the TinyCo team and FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff, we are fired up and honored to include our intellectual property into this limited-time Halloween event," said Peter Levin, President, Interactive Ventures & Games for Lionsgate. "Collaborating with Fox and Starz on this initiative and allowing fans of these iconic genre characters to interact in this medium is a win for all parties involved."
"Starz is thrilled that Ash vs Evil Dead will be joining the FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF. Ash Williams, Billy the Puppet, Leprechaun and Peter Griffin are bringing the party this Halloween, and Quahog is going to be cleaning up the gore for a long time to come!," said Alison Hoffman, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Starz.
Added Rick Phillips, Executive Vice President at Fox Digital Entertainment, "Halloween's coming to Quahog and this year it's going to be especially terrifying. We're excited to be working with Lionsgate and Starz to include these iconic horror characters in a great new event in FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff."
The unique opportunity to incorporate characters from popular Lionsgate franchises and Starz series into FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff was one that Suli Ali, President at TinyCo, a Jam City Company, couldn't be more enthusiastic about, "Halloween is one of our player's favorite events. To be able to bring these beloved characters to the Family Guy universe is a fun and exciting privilege that will provide tons of scares and laughs!"
In addition to the new Lionsgate and Starz characters who will take on a new life in Quahog, the update introduces into the game a new Investigations feature, through which players can explore James Woods' haunted hotel and scare off ghosts and ghouls with sensational new Halloween-themed actions and animations.
FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff's Halloween event is available now on iOS, Android and Amazon devices. For more information on TinyCo, please visit: http://www.tinyco.com. Visit FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff's Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.
About TinyCo, a Jam City Company
Founded in 2009, TinyCo has developed more than a dozen successful games for the App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon App store with titles such as MARVEL Avengers Academy and FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff. The company's mission is to make people happy five minutes at a time through incredible, fun and original mobile entertainment. The company's investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Pinnacle Ventures and angel investors including Ron Conway and Keith Rabois. For more information about TinyCo, please visit http://www.tinyco.com.
About FAMILY GUY
FAMILY GUY follows the adventures of an endearingly ignorant dad, PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane), and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, RI. LOIS (Alex Borstein) is Peter's wife, a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her family's antics. Then there are their kids: 18-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis) is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green) is a socially awkward teen who doesn't have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane) is a diabolically clever baby. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog and a ladies man. FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer. Rich Appel and Steve Callaghan serve as executive producers/co-showrunners, while Danny Smith and Kara Vallow are executive producers. FAMILY GUY is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.
About Fox Digital Entertainment
Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE) produces award-winning mobile games and apps based on 20th Century Fox's globally-recognized film and television properties. FDE's products delight millions of players every day with games including ANGRY BIRDS™ RIO, THE SIMPSONS™ TAPPED OUT, FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF, FUTURAMA: GAME OF DRONES, SUGAR SMASH: THE BOOK OF LIFE and many more.
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama series The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual and the breakout success Greenleaf.
The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, Nerve, CBS Films/Lionsgate's Hell or High Water, Sicario, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films' Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), www.starz.com. The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.5 million subscribers in the United States as of September 30, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 31.5 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming. The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions. In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales.
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