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‘Penny Dreadful’ TV Series Getting Video Game Adaptation

Eva Green, star of "Penny Dreadful"
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Mobile game developer Midverse Studios announced that its latest project is based on the "Penny Dreadful" television series.

According to the studio, the mobile game adaptation of the show, titled "Penny Dreadful: Demimonde," revolves around card collecting and puzzles, Cinema Blend reported.

"Penny Dreadful" is a horror-themed television show from Showtime starring French actress Eva Green. It premiered on May 11, 2014, and is currently on its second season.

Set during the 19th century, the show is inspired by popular fictional characters from classic novels such as Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

For the game adaptation, Midverse used its newest game engine to develop "Penny Dreadful: Demimonde." This technology allows the studio to use content from various films and television programs for online and mobile games.

In "Demimonde," players need to collect Tarot cards and other artifacts based on the show's characters to form a team. They can then compete against other players using these items.

Aside from card-collecting, the game also features quests and puzzles for gamers to solve.

According to Midverse co-founder and CEO Rizwan Virk, despite being heavily based on the episodes of "Penny Dreadful," "Demimonde" is designed to appeal to both veteran fans of the program and non-viewers.

"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," he said in a statement according to Cinema Blend. "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," Virk added.

"Penny Dreadful: Demimonde" is scheduled to debut this summer through Google Play and Apple's App Store. It will be released for Android, iOS and Kindle devices.

Those who wish to try out the mobile game's beta version may do so by signing up for Midverse's mailing list.

Tags Penny Dreadful, Video Games, Entertainment

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