Pocket Gems Partners with Comedy Central and 345 Games to Create New Interactive Stories for “Ugly Americans” on Mobile Platform, EPISODE


NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO – WEBWIRE – Thursday, September 04, 2014

“We’re incredibly thrilled to present ‘Ugly Americans’ in a new format that people haven’t seen before which still honors the spirit of the show,” said Daniel Terry, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pocket Gems. “We think that EPISODE will both connect ‘’Ugly Americans’ with a brand new audience while giving existing fans of the show a chance to reconnect with it.”

“Ugly Americans” Goes Mobile!  Comedy Central’s animated show about zombies, wizards and social workers is launching on mobile devices with brand-new tales in an entirely new format. Through a partnership between mobile-first developer Pocket Gems and the creator and writers of the original TV series, “Ugly Americans” will premiere as a series of interactive mobile short stories. The stories have been created on Pocket Gems’ EPISODE platform, which redefines storytelling for the modern mobile audience. The stories, which are part game and part animated comic, are shaped by readers’ decisions and are available now via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
 
http://uglyamericans.pocketgems.com/UglyAmericans?adv=PGwire
 
Viewers who have been jonesing for more “Ugly Americans” will be able to catch up with their favorite characters including Mark, the well-meaning social worker; Leonard, the wizard with a possible drinking problem; Callie, Mark’s demonic girlfriend; and Randall, the zombie out to make a quick buck. Fans of the show have the power to control Mark’s actions in the story, whether they’re dissing Grimes or ignoring Leonard.
 
“We had such a blast creating this world and these characters for the TV show,” said the show’s creator, Devin Clark. “It has been a real pleasure revisiting them in this new format. Also, maybe now I won’t have to live in a cardboard box on the street.”
 
“Essentially, EPISODE enabled us to create a video game and comic book experience where fans can enjoy the Ugly Americans humor and universe in a singular way,” said Dan Yang, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products.
 
EPISODE will launch with four original “Ugly Americans” story arcs:

 
“We’re incredibly thrilled to present ‘Ugly Americans’ in a new format that people haven’t seen before which still honors the spirit of the show,” said Daniel Terry, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pocket Gems. “We think that EPISODE will both connect ‘’Ugly Americans’ with a brand new audience while giving existing fans of the show a chance to reconnect with it.”
 
The new “Ugly Americans” interactive mobile story is available now in the Apple App Store and on Google Play in the Games section. http://uglyamericans.pocketgems.com/UglyAmericans?adv=PGwire
 
About Pocket Gems:
Pocket Gems is a mobile entertainment company anchored in gaming that was founded in 2009. Since pioneering free-to-play mobile games, Pocket Gems’ titles have been downloaded more than 175 million times across iOS and Android. Since launching EPISODE, the platform has seen over 177 million chapters read and 500,000 author sign-ups. Pocket Gems’ team has grown to 175 people based in San Francisco and New York. To learn more about Pocket Gems, visit www.pocketgems.com.
 
About 345 Games:
345 Games, the video gaming arm of Comedy Central and Spike TV, develops products based on the Viacom Entertainment Group’s franchises and brands. Titles released under this label have included arcade hits “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” based on Spike TV’s successful multi-platform series “Deadliest Warrior” and Comedy Central’s “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon.”
 


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