I hope you’re watching the Showtime television series “Penny Dreadful”, because it’s fantastic and has two of my favorite people in it. Actress Eva Green has long been a favorite of mine, but it’s Billie Piper who stole the show in its second season, which wrapped up this past Sunday. The show has been ripe for a video game adaptation since its inception, with its tales of witches, werewolves, man-made monsters and that always intriguing battle between good and evil.
That battle ought to be fun to explore in developer Midverse Studios’ recently announced mobile game Penny Dreadful: Demimonde. The game is an amalgam collectible card games and puzzle-based RPGs, with the goal being to collect characters and monsters seen in the show to build a team that can compete in tournament-like events.
Midverse Studios CEO Rizwan Virk seems excited for it:
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 releases this fall for iOS, Android and Kindle. A Facebook version will follow sometime thereafter. You can sign up for access to the beta over here.