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.

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

  1. Tony

    where can i get a new version for my pc please and thank you

  2. Jason G.

    I’m so stoked for this you have no idea! I glad to see other platforms will see this like PC, Playbook and HOPEFULLY WP7! Used to do IPX LAN games with this, still an amazing game! Are you working with the makers of the ZOD engine on this? I’m sure they have some insightful input!

    • Hi Jason

      Mike Montgomery of the Bitmap Brothers approves everything.