LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GameCo Inc. announces today it will be developing three new casino games for its video game gambling machines (VGM™) based on the iconic science fiction film, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day™" (T2), under license from Studiocanal S.A.S.
GameCo's proprietary VGM is an arcade-style cabinet featuring a single-player 45-90 second video game, adapted from top console, PC, and mobile games. The first game is planned as a first-person action game where players will take the role of a reprogrammed T-800 with a mission to aid the human resistance by exterminating opposing Terminators. The deal was brokered by Creative Licensing and is expected to make its debut in casinos in early 2017.
"It's exciting to introduce our celebrated film titles to fans and casino players in an engaging and interactive format," said Rand Marlis, President and CEO of Creative Licensing. "GameCo's VGM brings films to life in an updated arcade format, whereby players have fun with a chance of winning big money."
GameCo recently launched at all three Caesars Entertainment properties in Atlantic City and at the Tropicana Atlantic City, making it the first skill-based gaming company in the world to debut its product on casino floors. GameCo is currently executing a major nationwide rollout, with plans to be operational in most major U.S. gambling jurisdictions by the end of 2017.
"T2 is a world famous classic film known for action, visual effects, and memorable characters, so it's a great fit for the fast-paced experience we want to bring to casinos across the globe," said Rich Maryyanek, Head of Global Business Development for GameCo. "We are excited to be working with Studiocanal and CLC to bring the 'Terminator 2' brand to our video game gambling machines," he added.
GameCo's VGMs offer an innovative new way to adapt popular licensed properties to the casino environment beyond the format of legacy slot machines. Video game gambling provides a unique opportunity to combine the engagement and interactivity of video games with the strong character, story, and narrative of popular film and TV properties. Gamers can "become" a Terminator to play and experience the story world.
About GameCo's (VGM™):
GameCo's VGM is the first and only product that brings video games to the casino floor and aims to attract a new generation of casino customers. The first video game gambling product ever approved by any regulator in the United States, the patented VGM gambling platform allows a player's skill to determine the payout and winnings while maintaining the same casino economics as slot machines. Games are familiar titles from top entertainment companies and publishers featuring various genres and themes including first-person action, sports, racing, fighting, platformers, puzzle games, and more.
About GameCo, Inc.:
GameCo, Inc. is a pioneering new company uniting video games with casino floor gaming. GameCo is the creator of the world's first video game gambling machines (VGM™), proprietary arcade-style cabinets that balance player skill with patented game design, while maintaining the same return to players as traditional slot machines.
GameCo's VGM won the Silver Medal in the Best Slot Product category of the 16th Annual Global Gaming Business Gaming & Technology Awards. Founded by video game, casino gaming, technology, and live event veterans, GameCo brings together executives from Scientific Games, IGT, and AGS along with award-winning producers for game publishers such as Blizzard Entertainment, WarGaming, Ubisoft, DreamWorks, and The World Series Of Video Games.
GameCo is privately held and headquartered in New York City with additional offices in Las Vegas. For the latest GameCo news, visit gameco.com and follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/GameCoInc.
STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe's leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sale of international feature films. STUDIOCANAL is the only studio operating simultaneously in three main territories across Europe: France, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company distributes a total of more than 50 films a year throughout Europe. Additionally, STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important libraries in the world, with more than 5,000 international titles.
About Creative Licensing:
Located in Los Angeles CA, Creative Licensing is a full service independent merchandise licensing agency that specializes in long-term brand development. Founded in 1982, Creative Licensing currently represents a large catalogue of classic films and properties. http://www.creativelicensingcorporation.com/
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, T2, THE TERMINATOR, ENDOSKELETON, and any depiction of Endoskeleton are trademarks of Studiocanal S.A.S. All Rights Reserved. © 2017 Studiocanal S.A.S. ® All Rights Reserved.
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