Midverse Studios has announced its upcoming mobile game based on the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful. The game, Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, will combine elements from collectible card games and puzzle role-playing games, with puzzles being ‘customized mini-games’ for the show’s fans to complete.
In the game, players will collect characters and creatures from the show, and will create an overall team of characters, Tarot cards and artifacts. Players will complete puzzles and quests from each episode of the show, and will compete against others in tournaments and special events.
In a statement, Rizwan Virk, co-founder and CEO of Midverse Studios, commented on the game:
With Penny Dreadful, Showtime and series creator John Logan have created a beautiful and haunting world of supernatural creatures and storylines, all intersecting in Victorian London. But the real battles are happening in the demi-monde—a half-world between what we know and what we fear—and we look forward to bringing the unique creepy, intelligent style of Penny Dreadful to our mobile game.
We also expect that the mobile game will introduce the unique characters of Penny Dreadful to new players that may never have watched the show. Mobile and Social games are becoming an important part of how IP holders engage with existing and potential fans.
Penny Dreadful: Demimonde is being built on Midverse Studio’s new gaming engine, which allows the company to pull content from television shows and films to create mobile and online games, each with their own unique design and gameplay features.
Penny Dreadful: Demimonde is expected to hit iOS, Android and Kindle this fall, with a Facebook version following the mobile release. Users can sign up for the game’s beta on its website.