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AFM: Iglu to Publish ‘Robot Overlords’ Game (EXCLUSIVE)

LONDON — Software company Iglu Media is to publish a mobile game inspired by Jon Wright’s sci-fi action-adventure “Robot Overlords,” which stars Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson, and screens at the AFM on Saturday.

The game tasks players with surviving the wrath of an army of giant robots that have returned to Earth to capture and destroy humanity.

With the Earth now controlled by robots, and its inhabitants tagged like animals, the player’s character is one of the few humans to have avoided their grasp. The player must traverse levels searching for survivors and precious charge that will keep them from the robots’ grasp.

As one of the few with the ability to turn the robots against themselves, the player can commandeer their powerful weapons and use them to destroy their enemies.

The game will be published internationally in early 2015 to coincide with the international rollout of the movie.

The film’s producer, Piers Tempest at Tempo Prods., said: “Iglu Media have developed a great mobile game that matches the action-packed power of the film.”

Gareth Gray, creative director at Iglu, added: “It’s a fantastic IP and will be a tremendous example of film IP expanding into a game, allowing fans to continue to enjoy the story beyond the cinema screen.”

Iglu, which specializes in developing and publishing video games based on film and TV properties, has received backing from regional agency Northern Ireland Screen. The agency also funded the film, which shot in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen, said: “The growth of the games industry is an important priority for us and we are sure that such obvious collaborations, between Northern Ireland games developers and productions which shoot here, can only help with the development of a dynamic and sustainable industry.”

The film is repped at the AFM by Embankment Films.

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