The Isle-of-Man-based developer, Microgaming, has confirmed it has made a deal Compass International Pictures to develop a game based 1978 horror classic Halloween®.
Microgaming confirmed it has signed a licensing agreement to develop an online slot based on the inspirational horror movie, Halloween®, the first instalment in what has become the Halloween franchise, with 10 films in total released to date.
The 1978 American independent slasher film was directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film centres on the character Michael Myers, who on Halloween night in 1963 at the age of six, murdered his sister. 15 years later, he returns to the fictional midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois to continue his killing spree.
David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, explained: “Halloween is a true classic and set the standard for modern horror films. It was immeasurably influential in the slasher genre of movies, so it is great to be working with such an iconic and respected brand. Embracing all the elements of what made the movie such a success, our games team are busy developing a slot for release later in the year.”
Ryan Freimann, SVP of Compass, said: “We are excited to team up with Creative Licensing and Microgaming to bring Michael Myers and Halloween home to all of our loyal fans in the best possible ways through top licensees who create products we feel honour the character, film, and franchise.”
Microgaming has signed an agreement for Halloween through Compass International Pictures, brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation. The game is currently in development, and scheduled to be released later in the year. It will feature the film’s iconic characters and the renowned soundtrack.
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