Spill Games, the Netherlands-based mobile game publisher, has been selected to create the official mobile and web game for Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc that of Besson To come up science fiction epic.
Valerian, the $ 180 million film by that of Besson EuropaCorp, is scheduled to open in the United States on July 21, and Spill Games are planning to release a strategy game related to the film a few weeks before that.
“Spill Games impressed us with their vision and understanding of the world of Valerian ”, Valerian producer Virginia Besson-Silla said Wednesday when making the announcement. Added Besson, the game will use “the story of the film to create what will be a completely immersive universe for the players”.
“People refer to this film as the spiritual successor to The fifth Element,” commented Spill CEO of games Tung Nguyen-Khac. “I think we can really intensify the audience experience around the themes and ideas of the film. It’s no longer enough to make a game that just mimics the movie. Players want to dig deeper into the story, but the game also needs to be cool and fun to play on its own.
Spill Games reports that it has racked up 100 million mobile installs since July 2015 and has 120 million monthly active users in native, mobile and web games.
Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on popular comic stories Valerian and Laureline created by Pierre Christine and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967.
Attacker Entertainment, EuropaCorp the licensing agency, negotiated the partnership with Spill Games’ Nguyen-Khac and Victor Horbach, vice-president, business development.