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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About Fairplay Media
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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Fairplay Do ‘A MacGyver’!

mac_webBirmingham, UK – 24th March 2014 – Mobile game publisher, Fairplay Media, has put all the pieces together to bring the classic American action-adventure series, MacGyver, to the mobile games arena!

MacGyver was a hit television series in the 80’s and 90’s about the adventures of a laid-back but extremely resourceful secret agent whose main asset was his practical application of scientific knowledge and ingenious use of whatever common items were at hand to confront any crisis.

Created by Lee Zlotoff, the original show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and by 1994 was released in over 70 different worldwide markets. Due to popular demand, two TV-movies were released in 1994. MacGyver is still showing around the globe to this day.

Fairplay’s CEO, Simon Phillips enthused “Who doesn’t know MacGyver? To most people MacGyver is a household name that conjures up so many fond memories of puzzle solving, ingenuity and doing ‘a MacGyver’. We’ve been talking to Lee for some time and have constantly discussed different ways of bringing Mac to the mobile games market and we were delighted to be able find a way to do just that!”

“We’re excited to be able to bring MacGyver up to date and into the mobile games market. Games are the perfect way for Mac to start new adventures with both the existing fans and an entirely new global audience as well.  I’m looking forward to working with the team at Fairplay and seeing Mac back in action” said Zlotoff. “What’s more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the game will go to support The MacGyver Foundation.”

The first MacGyver title is already deep in development and due to be announced in the coming weeks.

About Fairplay Media
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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2013 Young MacGyver Award Announced

Young MacGyver Award winner Aditya Dantuluri

Young MacGyver Award winner Aditya Dantuluri

The MacGyver Foundations first ‘Young MacGyver Award’ was presented to Aditya Dantuluri at this years Innovation Summit’s ‘Conrad Creative Collaboration (C3)’ workshop held in April of this year.  The award, named after the 80’s TV show which follows a the adventures of Secret Agent Angus MacGyver as he uses his vast scientific knowledge and creative genius to get himself and others out of perilous situations, recognizes young individuals who exemplify the spirit shown in the TV series through creativity,ingenuity and a desire to help others with innovative problem solving. Event organizers Fabian Fernadez-Han and Peter Han explained their selection saying, “For the MacGyver award, Fabian and I selected Aditya Dantuluri as the winner based on our observation of his behavior during C3. Better than anyone else, he captured the improvisation/inventor spirit.”
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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 Comic Sells Out In Less Than 2 Weeks

ISSUE #1 of “MACGYVER: FUGITIVE GAUNTLET” comic sells out completely in under two weeks!

Image Comics has just announced that every copy of the first printing of Issue #1 of the comic has been sold. Guess they just forgot how fast Mac can get it done, huh? Not to worry; they’ve also let us know they plan to now do a second printing of the first issue to be released with the Issue #2 of the comic series on November 28th, 2012. But there’s no telling how fast that one will sell out so…you snooze, you might lose. Just saying…