Outright Games has commissioned zombie artwork of a group of famous faces to mark the launch of kids zombie game The Last Kids on Earth and The Staff of Doom.
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, David Tennant along with footballer Marcus Rashford and TV presenter Holly Willoughby were drawn and illustrated as zombies after placing in the top ten in a UK poll of 2000 people on which celebrity they would choose to make it through a zombie apocalypse with, which David Tennant won with nearly a quarter (22%) of the vote.
Atomic Cartoons, the producers of the award-winning Last Kids on Earth Netflix series, Atomic Cartoons, were commissioned by Outright Games to transport these celebrities into their zombie universe. The transformational results include every distinctive zombie detail, including wrinkles for decomposed skin, yellow eyes and finishing off with the famous zombie stare.
Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games said:
‘’We’ve absolutely loved working on this activity to launch The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom video game in style. Atomic Cartoon’s celebrity zombie drawings really reflect the fun and humour of the game. All our celebrities look amazing, and I’d choose any of them to help me make it through a zombie apocalypse.’’
In The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom, fans can immerse themselves in an all-new story, exploring the massive town of Wakefield and taking on hordes of zombies. Play as the series’ legendary heroes Jack, Quint, June and Dirk, as they search for the missing pieces of the ultra-powerful ‘Staff of Doom’ and try to overcome Malondre, the Queen of the Slime Monsters, as she seeks to summon Rezzoch, the Ancient Destructor of Worlds. Players will be able to jump into 1-4 player offline couch co-op mode, which will soon be followed by a patch that will add online multiplayer functionality later this year.
The brand-new game is based on The Last Kids on Earth award-winning animated series from Atomic Cartoons and the books from Penguin Random House, which has sold more than seven million copies in print around the world, in addition to being named to numerous best-selling book lists such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. The first full-color graphic novel, “Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse” published this past April and the seventh installment in the 6 series, THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE DOOMSDAY RACE publishes September 14, 2021.
In addition to the best-selling books, Atomic Cartoons partnered with Brallier on an animated Last Kids Netflix series, which premiered in 2019 with a 66-minute special that won an Emmy Award for “Best Special Class Animation Program.” It was followed by two additional seasons in 2020, and a special interactive episode entitled “Happy Apocalypse to You,” which started streaming on April 6, 2021. To produce the interactive episode, Atomic Cartoons leveraged interactive Netflix technology that requires viewers to make choices using their remote control to advance the story.
The animated series features the voice talents of Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez and Charles Demers, in addition to Nick Wolfhard voicing the lead character Jack Sullivan. Wolfhard, Hernandez, Whitt and Demers will also voice their characters in the upcoming video game.
IP rights for The Last Kids on Earth were acquired in 2017 by Thunderbird Entertainment Group, the parent company of Atomic Cartoons. In addition to the Netflix series and video game, Atomic together with Cyber Group Studios, has also launched a toy and merchandise line based on the series with Jakks Pacific, and a T-Shirt line with Hot Topic.
“We’re thrilled that fans finally have the opportunity to experience The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom firsthand. The video game has been a long-time in the making, involving an incredible collaboration with the talented team at Outright Games.” said Matthew Berkowitz, CCO of Atomic Cartoons. “We had a blast at Atomic turning some of our favorite celebrities into zombies to mark this special occasion and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the start of yet another exciting adventure for the Last Kids universe. We hope the fans enjoy it!”
The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and Steam priced at $39.99/€39.99/£34.99.
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