July 31, 2008
GameTap Launches American McGee’s Grimm
GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., announced today the much-anticipated launch of American McGee's Grimm. The newest GameTap Original title, American McGee's Grimm, consists of 24 individual standalone game episodes, each of which is based on a classic fairy tale such as Little Red Riding Hood or Beauty and the Beast.
"We are excited to announce the launch of American McGee's Grimm, our newest episodic title," said Ricardo Sanchez, vice president of content and creative director for GameTap. "Working with American and the Spicy Horse team to bring this game to fans has been a great experience and we know this twisted adventure through classic fairy tales will appeal to a wide audience of game enthusiasts."
The game's main character, Grimm, is a crude dwarf who believes that the lessons offered in the original tellings of famous fairy tales have been lost over time, as the stories have been watered down with talking woodland creatures and Happily Ever After endings for all of the characters - whether they deserve it or not. As Grimm, players transform these toothless interpretations of the tales into dark and twisted versions of the story.
"The opportunity to work with GameTap to develop truly unique content in this new episodic format has been a dream come true," said American McGee, creative director and founder of Spicy Horse Games. "Grimm is a fairy tale adventure that incorporates innovative, mainstream play mechanics with classic elements such as platforming, power-ups, easter-eggs, and more. Grimm offers something for the cranky dwarf in all of us."
The new series debuts today on GameTap with the first episode "A Boy Learns What Fear Is," which is free to play on the game service. The remaining episodes will be free to play for the first 24 hours exclusively on GameTap, and will also available for digital purchase in GameTap.com's online store for $3.99 an episode.
The first Volume of American McGee's Grimm will consist of eight standalone episodes, which will be released weekly as follows:
July 31 A Boy Learns What Fear Is August 7 Little Red Riding Hood August 14 The Fisherman and His Wife August 21 Puss In Boots August 28 The Girl Without Hands September 4 Godfather Death September 11 The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs September 18 Beauty and the Beast
To get more information about episodes, view trailers, download avatars and wallpapers, please visit the official site: www.gametap.com/grimm.
About Spicy Horse
Spicy Horse is a game development studio located in Shanghai, China. Founded by a rag tag collection of game industry vets, creative artists, and adventure seeking expats in late 2006, Spicy's mission is to build eccentric game content for the PC and console market. Our passion for game making is fueled by an intense love for all things story, art, and fun. Spicy relies on a unique production model, strong culture, and interesting location to inspire and drive development of its game titles.
GameTap, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched in 2005, GameTap delivers more than 1000 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games, including original and exclusive episodic titles such as Sam & Max Seasons One and Two and American McGee's Grimm. Visitors to www.gametap.com can play free games on its ad-supported website, and purchase top PC and catalog titles from its digital retail storefront. GameTap paid members receive unlimited access to its massive library of titles, community and multiplayer features, and original games.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.