Merscom and Starz Media to Co-Publish Righteous Kill Game

Merscom has announced at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle it is working jointly with Starz Media and Overture Films to develop and publish a casual game based on the upcoming feature film, Righteous Kill. The film stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as two veteran New York City detectives who are on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. The movie's theatrical release is on September 12, 2008.

The Righteous Kill game is scheduled for release late summer and is a hidden objects game where the player takes the role of a rookie cop, newly assigned to a special division of the NYPD. This unit is dedicated to the pursuit and capture of vigilante killers. The game will consist of 15 levels and 16 environments. In addition, there will be multiple mini-games that move the player along in the story.

The game builds on Merscom's experience creating a successful commercial casual game based on a major media property. Merscom's joint production with Lifetime Networks, Blood Ties, was one of the most successful hidden object games of 2008. It successfully leveraged the Blood Ties television series into a game that was enjoyed not only by fans of the show but also the broader casual games market.

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