Release Date Set for MacGyver Game

Birmingham, UK – 7th May 2014 – Mobile game publisher, Fairplay Media, is pleased to announce MacGyver: Deadly Descent is due for release on 21st May 2014.

mac-decentMacGyver is back! In a new, thrilling challenge game, MacGyver is tapped as the last hope when a computer virus rips through the top secret D.A.W.N Laboratories, trapping its scientists underground. Arriving on the scene, Mac realizes it’s a race against time before the laboratory runs out of air and so must make a potentially deadly descent into the complex. Mac works his way through the labyrinth of complex puzzles but, little does he know, that an even deadlier enemy awaits him in the darkness.

Developed with input from the creator of MacGyver, Lee David Zlotoff, Deadly Descent sees Mac return to his roots as a young problem solver in a modern environment “We wanted to create something that acknowledges the past and ‘stirs’ those memories and at the same time bring Mac and the experience into the present.”

Fairplay Media Production Director, Mark Mainey, enthuses “It’s exciting working with Lee [Zlotoff] and such a well known character in MacGyver. The possibilities are endless! Deadly Descent really sets the scene with Mac being called in by Jack as the last hope in a crisis and putting the player in a position to save the day.” Mainey continues “We wanted to open up the appeal of Deadly Descent but make sure that its 100% authentic MacGyver. It’s a tough game too; you’re going to have to really think about some of the puzzles!”

MacGyver: Deadly Descent will be released on all iOS and Android formats (including Amazon Kindle) around the globe on 21st of May as a premium title with a portion of proceeds going to support The MacGyver Foundation.

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Fairplay Media is a global publisher of mobile games and apps. Formed in 2007 by Geoff Brown and Simon Phillips, Fairplay’s roots can be traced back to the very beginnings of video game history when Mr Brown founded U.S. Gold in 1984. Bringing 30 years of game publishing, development, licensing, marketing and distribution experience together, Fairplay Media develops and publishes original IP as well as acquiring 3rd party licenses and products.

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Graphic Novel Announced

The highly successful MacGyver comic book series, “Fugitive Gauntlet”, is set to become a graphic novel which will combine all five issues of the comic book series co-written by MacGyver creator, Lee David Zlotoff and New York Times Bestselling Author Tony Lee with art by Will Sliney.

The novel will not only contain the full creation back story written by Lee Zlotoff which ran as a five part story at the back of each comic book issue, but will also feature an introduction by MacGyver and Stargate SG:1 Producer Micheal Greenburg as well as a special article from Lee Zlotoff explaining the concept of his new MacGyver Global site and outlining his future plans for MacGyver.

The MacGyver Graphic Novel is set to be released on Sept. 25, 2013.

Graphic novel front cover

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MacGyver – The Real Origin Story

Part 5 – Who You Gonna Call?

If you recall from the last installment, I had just managed to navigate the Scylla and Charybdis of Henry Winkler and his alter ego, The Fonz, to be faced with concocting a suitable alternative to the ‘Hourglass’ concept that preserved the notion of a single-lead, action/adventure series.  Piece of cake, you’re thinking, right?

And I’d like to report that, having repaired to my office in Santa Monica, I cogitated for a brief period and—in a stunning epiphany—the concept of MacGyver in all his inimitable details simply sprang full-blown into my fertile mind.  That’s what I’d like to report, but no such luck I’m afraid because it took a good deal more than that for Mac to enter the world.
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Lee Zlotoff & Tony Lee signing at local LA comic store

MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff and Comic book writer Tony Lee will both be in-store to meet fans and do signings on Feb 13 between 7-8pm at Meltdown comics.

So if you’re in the LA area stop by and say Hi to them both.

The finished poster for the MacGyver signing at Meltdown comics! Art by Andie Tong, colours by Ciaran Lucas!


MacGyver – The Real Origin Story

Part 4 – The Fonz: Up Close and Personal

So, just to recap, in the last issue I was on my way to meet with Henry Winkler who asked to see me after I informed the studio that the ‘Hourglass’ concept wouldn’t work—at least in my humble opinion.

Now Henry’s office was on the Paramount studio lot, which is smack dab in the heart of Hollywood. And the traffic there is usually terrible, so I’m really counting on the long crawl across town to rehearse the encounter in my head and get my nerves under control. No such luck. In some freak occurrence that defies all explanation there is no traffic. The roads are deserted and you just know I make every single traffic light. It’s almost as if I’m being inexorably pulled toward his office like it’s some black hole from which any escape is hopeless and I will be sucked into oblivion— forever.

And before I know it I’m inside the studio gates and marching across the acres of parking lots, sound stages and twisting warrens of offices— in the searing southern California heat—so that, by the time I finally locate Henry’s office, you could wring the sweat from my clothes, my nerves are in wicked knots, and when his smiling assistant chirps, “Would you like something to drink?” it takes a Herculean effort NOT to ask for a double scotch and instead mumble that a water will be fine, before I’m ushered in to meet my fate.
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