Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kavcom licenses Burn Zombie Burn! for iOS devices

doublesix games’ undead-blasting PlayStation 3 smash hit lurches onto Apple Mac in May and creeps up on iPhone and iPad in Q2 2011

Kavcom has announced an exclusive licensing deal with doublesix games for Burn Zombie Burn! Kavcom will bring iOS App Store versions of the PlayStation 3 hit to Apple Mac in May and then iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in Q2 2011. Check out the Mac and Mobile mini site here.

Burn Zombie Burn! is an action-packed arcade shooter where you take on the role of Bruce, a character who has to fight off a never-ending horde of undead attackers with increasingly bizarre weaponry. To score high, you will have to set fire to as many zombies as possible – the more zombies on fire, the bigger your multiplier – but be careful, burning zombies are faster and much more dangerous.

Burn Zombie Burn! was awarded 88% by GameZone who said: “what a zombie-killer game should be…offering all the creativity, hilarity, and destruction any gamer could ask for and then some!” and was also branded “great” by IGN and given a stellar 83% score. “A good time all round,” said 1UP who also scored the game with a whopping 83%. Burn Zombie Burn! for iOS is being developed by original creators doublesix games in conjunction with Kavcom and TickTock Games.

“Working with doublesix to bring Burn Zombie Burn! to the App Store has been a great experience,” said Managing Director of Kavcom, Tony Kavanagh. “The game has already been a huge hit on the PlayStation Network and we’re anticipating a big success for Apple devices.”

“Kavcom was the natural choice for bringing Burn Zombie Burn! to the App Store,” commented doublesix games Studio Head, James Brooksby. “Kavcom has the development contacts and the experience as a collaborative digital publisher to ensure that the Burn Zombie Burn! experience is going to be fantastic on Apple’s devices.”

Burn Zombie Burn! is Kavcom’s second major licensing agreement after the release announcement of The Bitmap Brothers’ Z: The Game in April, and is part of the digital publisher’s ongoing collaboration with mainstream publishers to bring their IPs to other platforms.

Z official iPad screenshots

Here’s a further peek at the iPad version of Z, looking good we’re sure you’ll agree!

Kavcom links licensing deal for The Bitmap Brothers classic ‘Z’

21st century version of the legendary action strategy title set for multiple digital platforms during 2011

Digital publisher Kavcom has announced the licensing of The Bitmap Brothers’ classic action real-time strategy title Z. Kavcom will bring digital download versions of the 2011 version – Z: The Game – to a range of formats including Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, PC, Android devices and Blackberry Tab during 2011.

The 2011 modern reworking of Z: The Game brings with it all of the original’s great tongue-in-cheek humour and addictive real-time strategy gameplay, as well as some major interface improvements for touch-screen devices.

Z: The Game was given 92% and a Classic Award on release in 1996 by PC Zone magazine, which also commented: “It’s a brilliant strategy game. Like Command & Conquer, only harder, more strategic and more intense.” Z: The Game was developed by original creators The Bitmap Brothers (Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Xenon) in conjunction with Kavcom and another 1980s programming legend, Peter Harrap (Monty Mole).

“We’re thrilled to be working with The Bitmap Brothers on the fantastic Z: The Game,” said Managing Director of Kavcom, Tony Kavanagh. “Fans of this classic strategy title are in for a real treat – everything is in there, from the terrific comedy cutscenes to the frantic multiplayer mode, and with a much friendlier, intuitive interface. This is going to be the definitive version of Z.”

Kavcom will be announcing the release date/platforms for Z: The Game and another major licensing deal soon.