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'Monty Python’s Flying Circus' License Signed For Casual Games

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. PST

Social and casual gaming developer Zattikka announced that it has acquired the license to create social games based on the creations of the legendary comedy group, Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

The work of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin has spanned film, TV, books and beyond whilst gaining millions of fans with its mix of surrealist thought, humour and animation. This global brand will now extend the life of its famously zany characters and sketches to social gaming networks, as Tim Chaney, CEO of Zattikka agrees: “Monty Python is one of the most iconic comedy licenses around, but there has been no new material for over 20 years. By acquiring these rights we will be transporting Monty Python into the 21st Century, with a totally new experience for their unique comedy that will delight old and new fans alike. Forget Web 2.0, this is Python two point one and three quarters”

The upcoming Monty Python game will be available first on Facebook in order to connect with millions of Python fans and general game players first-hand, but there will also be a web presence in order to maximise its reach. More importantly, it will be a homage to all the characters, settings, sketc hes and comedic approach that has made Monty Python a worldwide phenomenon.

The Python team have been involved in the process, particularly Terry Gilliam, whose art style is the instantly recognisable image of Monty Python, Jim McDonagh, External Producer for Zattikka commented. “Knowing they are looking over our shoulder has inspired the entire team to create a game that will live up to the standards set by the Pythons themselves and delivers a fantastic experience for the fans.

Zattikka will be announcing further details of the upcoming Monty Python game at a press event in early December.

The Monty Python brand joins Mr Bean, another iconic intellectual property that further exemplifies Zattikka’s desire to create and release new titles that are of the highest possible quality. Their already impressive back catalog of titles available for the web, social media and portable devices is matched with their knack for working with the best in new and established development talent.

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