Mobile AR experience to be released on November 19 on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
Imprezario Entertainment, an augmented reality (AR) mobile gaming company, announced today its upcoming Fall release Ghostbusters: Afterlife ScARe to be available on iOS and Android on November 19.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife ScARe sets users in Sony Pictures’ upcoming film Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In the experience, players seek to defend their surroundings amid an oncoming apocalypse. Character interactions relay hidden clues which unlock unlicensed nuclear equipment to battle supernatural entities. Banding together with newfound friends, users wage a high-tech battle against evil to overcome a town’s hidden past in order to save the day.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife ScARe pioneers state-of-the-art technology to immerse users into a paranormal thriller set in the original Ghostbusters universe. The phone’s camera, vibration fx, touch screen, LED light, ASMR audio, and other system features offer users the highest level of interactive experience. Players must duck and dodge incoming slime attacks. If unsuccessful, they find themselves wiping their view of ectoplasmic residue. Players collect and earn nuclear energy cells to power their in-game equipment by solving an ESP test puzzle, or else suffer shocking consequences.
“I’m always interested in new ways to tell stories and I’m thrilled to see the Ghostbusters mythology expand into the augmented reality front. Ghostbusters: Afterlife has always been about the Ghostbuster in all of us that wants to pick up the proton pack and this is a chance for fans of the new film to join Phoebe and the gang for a new adventure” said co-writer and director Jason Reitman.
Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim and Dan Aykroyd reprise their roles from Ghostbusters: Afterlife and provide guidance throughout the playing experience. Master magician, writer, and producer, David Kwong, crafted the interactive in-game elements. Kwong has built a reputation for developing intricate puzzles and illusions for such films as Now You See Me, The Imitation Game and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
The first two episodes of gameplay will be available for free beginning November 19. Additional episodes will be available for purchase, including new episodes scheduled for release in the months after launch. Imprezario CEO and the game’s director, Brett Tomberlin, adds, “All episodes will incorporate the most convincing level of AR content, it is our hope we offer a generation of both past and future Ghostbusters a gateway to another dimension.”
The band, The Flux Capacitors, will be re-recording a new rendition of Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me” which will be featured in one of the first episodes in the ScARe experience.
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will debut exclusively in movie theaters on November 19 via Sony Pictures. The film is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman.
About Imprezario Entertainment
Imprezario is an innovative entertainment studio that develops, produces and delivers premium augmented reality content. Its goal is to captivate and engage audiences through mobile AR experiences. Founded by Brett Tomberlin, the company incorporates immersive storylines and cutting edge technology. The Imprezario team taps the zeitgeist to discover intriguing content. Whether it is a classic tale re-crafted through unique storylines and technology or a new idea on the horizon, Imprezario’s content innovates, challenges and engages people in new ways. For more information, visit www.ImprezarioEntertainment.com
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group and Sony Pictures Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html
About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products. Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.
About Ghostbusters: Afterlife
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman.
Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is produced by Ivan Reitman and executive produced by Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Michael Beugg, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth. The film stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts, and Paul Rudd.