The first copies just got to our publisher and they look great! Pre-sales are off the charts and early play feedback is super positive. Should be in stores like Barnes & Noble and Calendar Club by later this month!
Wolf comments on the pros and cons of blockbuster summer movies and the games that sometimes accompany them. Beyond the article, Wolf strongly believes that great gameplay should always come first, no matter what IP the game itself is based upon.
“Fun and repeatable elements are foremost in any worthwhile videogame, movie games are no different — capturing the spirit of the film while delivering signature game play and story is what it should be all about.” – Matt Wolf
Wolf enters into the world of iPhone app creation. Not much can be said yet about this new project but Wolf has partnered with long time manager Keith Boesky to develop an iPhone app for Scripps Network around their HGTV brand.
The pair have teamed up with Scripps Network and their HGTV brand to create a unique offering with a built in audience. Wolf will lead design, production, and brand management. Boesky will handle legal and business affairs.
More on this as we get closer to launch.
We are pleased to announce that The Secret Device has been nominated for a prestigious Banff World Television Rockie award, in the category of Immersive Entertainment. This nomination marks the second time that Matt Wolf and D20 have been nominated at Banff — in 2007, Wolf’s Fallen alternate reality game won a Banff Rockie.
Wolf heads to Las Vegas to speak at the National Association of Broadcasters, where he will share his alternate reality projects and speak about what the future holds in this space.
Link: NAB Panel Overview
Electronic Arts inks a long-term deal with Ludlum Entertainment, securing the gaming rights to the Jason Bourne franchise, along with the rest of Robert Ludlum’s works. “Almost every action character in cinema today is taking cues from Jason Bourne…” says Matt Wolf, “… we’ve got the genuine article and our new partnership with EA will be a formidable force in gaming for years to come.”
Link: EA News
Ludlum Entertainment, D20 and Matt Wolf could not be more pleased in the new partnership with EA. Wolf, a veteran of Electronic Arts, looks forward to working with EA again under this new long-term partnership. Wolf will continue in his role as creative and production lead for Ludlum Entertainment, overseeing all Ludlum based IP within gaming.
Link: Joystick Report
The Secret Device wins an Interactive Media Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Link: Interactive Media Award
On August 19th, 2008, The Secret Device was awarded Site Of The Day by the folks at the Favorite Website Awards (FWA). We are honored that our project was selected from the myriad of sites the FWA considers each day.