Red Lemon Studios, Scotland's leading computer game developer have been chosen by Simon & Schuster Interactive, a division of Viacom, and The Jim Henson Company, creators of The Muppets, to develop a multi-million dollar computer game based on the Farscape television series.
The game is based on the top rated Farscape television series on BBC2. Farscape is also the most popular original series on the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S. as well as being an international hit. Farscape is the story of American astronaut John Crichton who joins a motley band of escaped alien renegades traversing the universe in Moya, a living ship. The game will be a 3D Action/Adventure that immerses the player in the Farscape universe and gives them a chance to control and interact with Crichton, Aeryn, Zhaan, D'Argo, Chiana, and Rygel - the lead Characters from the series.
Simon & Schuster received a total of 31 proposals from leading development companies throughout the world. After reviewing the proposals, Simon & Schuster created a shortlist of appropriate developers with whom they then met. With Red Lemon's excellent development methodology, brilliant team and solid track record, they easily became the developer of choice for the project.
Andy Campbell, Managing Director of Red Lemon Studios said "We are thrilled to be involved in the development of the Farscape game. It is also a great privilege to work with Simon and Schuster and The Jim Henson Company."
"Red Lemon has a good record for European release games, they're Farscape fans, and I was incredibly impressed by the team and facilities when I visited to interview them." commented Liz Braswell, Simon & Schuster's Executive Producer responsible for the projects.
The game is to be developed for the PC and a next gen console and is due for launch in Summer 2002.