A+E STUDIOS ANNOUNCES PROJECT BLUE BOOK: THE GAME
FANS CAN SIGN UP NOW TO BECOME BETA TESTERS!
NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 6, 2019 – Swedish game company Three Gates has acquired the game rights for the recently released television series Project Blue Book from A+E Studios and they’re putting out the call for fans of the show to pre-register now and be among the first to play the game.
The series, created by David O’Leary, is produced for HISTORY® by A+E Studios and OSCAR® and GOLDEN GLOBE® winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), and explores the historical, previously classified UFO investigations conducted by the U.S. Air Force between 1952 and 1969. Main characters are the astrophysicist Josef Allen Hynek, played by Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), and his partner, Captain Michael Quinn, played by Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries).
Project Blue Book: The Game will challenge players’ observation and deduction tactics, along with the characters of the series, through the recreation of many of the observations recorded in the series. Best-selling science-fiction writer Steven-Elliot Altman has been hired to write the game story. He has recently written Ancient Aliens: The Game, based on HISTORY’s acclaimed and popular series of extraterrestrial themes.
“I’m thrilled to be working with A+E Studios and HISTORY on Project Blue Book: The Game,” said Altman. “Fans of the show are going to re-live some of their favorite moments from the show, with a new twist─playing alongside the characters and making important choices. We’re going to bring the small screen and the mobile screen one step closer in a really fun way. Players get to solve cases they know from the series from a new perspective─and also investigate new cases. All based on actual, declassified UFO sightings. It’s a dream project!”
In Project Blue Book: The Game, players start as newly recruited agents in Project Blue Book under Dr. Hynek and Captain Quinn. The main characters in the series act as commissioners and interact with the player during the performance of the assignments.
Players can go to the game’s forum http://www.pbbgame.com starting today and make a profile to be registered for Closed Beta testing.
Project Blue Book premiered on HISTORY on January 8, 2019 and Project Blue Book: The Game will be launched for mobile in Q1 of 2019, and will later be developed for other platforms.
About Three Gates
Three Gates AB is publicly listed game development company based on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. Founded in 2011, Three Gates is a team of experienced professionals, all gathered in a unique location with an unwavering drive and one common goal – to make great games. The company is currently working in partnerships with established international partners such as: Atari, ENDEAVOR, IMG and THQ Nordic on quality brands including The Professional Bull Riders and Atari Asteroids. Three Gates is well-versed in working with licensees and delivering games with high production quality that positively represents their brands. Three Gates has published a variety of games across Mobile, PC and Console platforms.
About A+E Studios
A+E Studios is the award-winning studio unit of the global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios is an industry-leader in the creation, production and distribution of high quality scripted entertainment content across cable, network and streaming platforms. A+E Studios serves as the primary scripted programming provider for the A+E Networks portfolio. A+E Studios’ slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies. A+E Studios-produced titles include the Peabody Award-winning “UnREAL,” “Project Blue Book” for HISTORY® from Robert Zemeckis—the #1 scripted series launch on cable this TV season—the Emmy-nominated event miniseries “ROOTS,” the action drama “SIX,” the hit series “Knightfall” and “YOU” from Greg Berlanti. Upcoming series slated for release next from A+E Studios include the Jenji Kohan-produced series “American Princess” for Lifetime® and the animated drama series “The Liberator” for Netflix.
For A+E Networks/HISTORY:
For Three Gates:
Don Geyer, Three Gates AB