LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced a new partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Gracie Films to create a themed slot machine based on the longest running scripted television series THE SIMPSONS. The never before seen Gamescape cabinet will be officially unveiled in Scientific Games' booth #1126 at the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E"), taking place from September 29 to October 1. The slot theme will star Homer and Marge Simpson, Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum and many other iconic characters from the show.
"THE SIMPSONS game on our new Gamescape cabinet combines one of the most recognizable and beloved brands in the world with some of the greatest innovations in the gaming industry," said Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games' Group Chief Executive, Gaming. "We are extremely proud to work closely with Fox Consumer Products and Gracie Films on the development of this game, and believe players around the globe will be thrilled with the experience."
"Our teams worked extremely hard to ensure the first SIMPSONS-themed slot machine is a true testament to the brand, providing a truly immersive experience," said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. "With dynamic new content, attention to detail –and a few surprises– Scientific Games is creating an entertaining gaming experience that we know fans will enjoy."
The pioneering Gamescape cabinet utilizes three vivid, high-definition displays that angle toward the player, and a 40-inch curved top screen that surrounds the player. Additionally, an ergonomic 10.4-inch tablet button panel integrates gameplay to coordinate graphics across multiple displays. The result is five unique screens that virtually combine to create an expanded platform for stunning graphics and seamless motion.
Lighting around the edge of each display envelops the player. An integrated sound bar completes the sensory experience by delivering 3D stereo sound, without the need for a sound chair. The sound bar matches the width of the cabinet so that stereo sound moves not only from right to left but up and down as well.
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About SCIENTIFIC GAMES
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.
About THE SIMPSONS
The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently airing its record-annihilating 27th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 32 Emmy Awards, 32 Annie Awards, a 2015 People's Choice Award, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short "The Longest Daycare." The Simpsons Movie was a hit feature film, their mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of 'Springfield' and the show was honored with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It has been named the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine, and called the "Greatest American Sitcom" by Entertainment Weekly in 2013.
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman, a Starz Company, is the animation house.
About TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS:
A division 21st Century Fox and recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content.
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