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Bryan M. Wolfe
| July 17, 2012
Tom Hanks' 'Electric City' App And Game Arrives For iOS
Jump Games, Inc., a division of Reliance Entertainment, announced the launch of Electric City for the iPhone/iPod touch. The free app is being released through a partnership with Tom Hanks’ Playtone, which launches “Electric City,” a 90-minute, 20-episode animated Web series on Yahoo! Screen. The app features series episodes, digital comic books that expand on the series’ mythology, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks from its development, and other content. [caption id="attachment_320727" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Electric City[/caption] Full features include:
According to Playtone partner Gary Goetzman:
- 20 Episodes: Watch all 20 original episodes as soon as they become available. Download Acts 1 – 3 individually or bundle the entire series. The first two episodes are free, and others via in-app purchase.
- 2 Comics: Two prequels that expand audiences’ knowledge of the founding of "Electric City."
- Behind-The-Scenes Sneak Peaks: Get exclusive looks at behind-the-scenes action from the making of the series.
- Character Profiles: Learn more about the characters behind "Electric City." Read the backstory and view photo galleries.
We always knew that "Electric City" was a big, multi-dimensional story, and that it made sense to present it in a non-traditional way. We felt that games and mobile content would be a great way to explore backstory and push the parameters of our world.[caption id="attachment_320726" align="aligncenter" width="952"] Electric City The Revolt[/caption] Also available is the $0.99 game, Electric City The Revolt. Available for iPhone, the mobile RPG game allows players to step into the role of a key character from the series and then attempt to undermine the control of the Electric City and restore freedom to its people. Full features include:
Here's a preview of "Electric City," which is available now on Yahoo!: Electric City The Revolt is available now in the App Store. Electric City should be available very soon at this link. To watch the series, visit Yahoo! Screen. Be sure to check our AppGuide, Great Role Playing Games, which we published last month.
- Undertake challenges in different precincts of “Electric City”
- Complete exciting missions with Allied Municipal Patrol (AMPs) breathing down your neck
- Unfold mysteries and unlock puzzles to surge ahead in your quest for freedom.
- Challenging mini-games to test your skills
- Compete against your friends on various leaderboards.