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Grimm: Cards of Fate mobile game, based on hit NBC TV Series, announced

New game will bridge the gap between Season 5 and Season 6, and is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play starting today 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 2, 2016 – Midverse Studios, a Silicon Valley mobile gaming developer, in conjunction with its publishing partner Ever Dead Studios, announced today the general availability of Grimm: Cards of Fate, based on the hit NBC television series Grimm.

Grimm: Cards of Fate is a fast-paced mobile game, with visual elements, characters, and creatures inspired by the TV show, combining several popular methods of gameplay, including card collection, card battle, match3 and hidden objects game mechanics.

The game’s release now will allow fans of the show to engage with their favorite characters and creatures from the Grimm TV series in ways that complement the overall Grimm storyline, acting as a bridge between the the season 5 finale, which aired on May 20, and the recently announced upcoming sixth season on NBC.

“Our unique Watch and Play experience means that fans can relive the experience of their favorite episodes and creatures from Grimm,” said Rizwan Virk, co-founder and CEO of Midverse Studios.   “Moreover, when the show is on the air, we will be able to release content related to that episode immediately for a truly unique, integrated trans-media experience.  In this way, the mobile game becomes an extension of the show.”

Quests inside the game are based on individual seasons/episodes of the show, resulting in a unique “Watch and Play” experience.  As players complete quests and collect cards from a prior episode on their mobile devices, they can easily link to and purchase that episode directly on Apple iTunes or Google Play.  Immediately after new episodes from Grimm’s upcoming Season 6 air, viewers will be able to go into the game, complete new puzzles, collect characters and battle creatures specifically from that week’s episode.

The gameplay also includes a core Card Battle “player vs. player” mode, which allows players to battle one another using their team of characters and creatures. Players earn cards from quests that are built on the popular casual gaming mechanics, including Match 3 and Hidden Objects.  Players collect families of cards to complete collections that are based on elements of the show. Characters, creatures (known as Wesen), artifacts, weapons and even potions from the unique and popular show are featured prominently in the game.

“With the Grimm television show, the producers and NBC have created an incredible original world of supernatural characters based on the Grimm Brothers texts,” continued Virk “The show has gone on to capture to the imagination of fans around the world, making the incredible library of creatures and characters are a great fit for a collectible card and battle game.”

Grimm: Cards of Fate is built on Midverse’s Undead Engine, which can be used to bring characters, content and storylines from popular IPs, including sci-fi, horror and fantasy, to life in an engaging mobile gaming format.

Fans can download the game immediately from the links:

Apple App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1087152708

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.everdeadstudios.grimm

©2016. Grimm and Grimm: Cards of Fate and their respective logos are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Television. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

About Grimm

“Grimm” is inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales.  The series stars David Giuntoli as Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms and increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.

The series, from Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions, also stars Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee.

About Midverse Studios

Based in Mountain View, Calif., Midverse Studios was founded by a team of industry experts who were an integral part of the Tapjoy founding team and developed one of the first successful free-to-play mobile games, Tap Fish. In addition to its first party games, including Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, Midverse develops and releases games through its network of partners.  Midverse is funded by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capitalists and angel investors. For more information, visit http://www.midversestudios.com/ 

About NBCUniversal Brand Development Group

The NBCUniversal Brand Development Group drives expansion of the company’s intellectual property across the corporation.  With a focus on kids and family, the business unit has oversight of a dedicated Universal Kids & Family TV Productions business, Digital Products & Gaming, NBCUniversal Consumer Products, and Franchise Management.  A key component to this division includes evolving titles into robust, multi-year sustainable brands with multiple consumer touchpoints, including Television, Digital, Video Games, Consumer Products and Live-Events, among others.

NBCUniversal Brand Development Group is part of NBCUniversal.  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. 

Media contacts:     

Johner Riehl / Jason Wonacott

Wonacott Communications for Midverse Studios

jriehl@wonacottpr.com / jwonacott@wonacottpr.com