Hollyoaks has, for the first time, launched a game for phones and tablets – with gameplay seeing users explore the virtual village of Hollyoaks while unlocking levels, locations and characters as they attempt to solve a mystery.
The freebie – produced by Lime Pictures and C4 – will allow players to become the newest residents of Hollyoaks and receive texts and voicemails from their favourite characters.
Featuring 100 different levels it stars Ziggy Roscoe, Marlena “Nana” McQueen, Theresa McQueen, Phoebe McQueen, Darren Osborne, Ste Hay, Maxine Minniver, Sienna Blake, Leela Lomax, Tom Cunningham, Trevor Royle and Jack Osborne.
With the help of the Hollyoaks characters the object of the game is to complete all the levels and solve the mystery of Nana’s Missing Pearls. It’s a race against time for players to find the culprit because in Hollyoaks the plots thicken fast and anyone could be a suspect – including the village’s newest resident…
Along the way users score points with familiar Match 3 gameplay and compete with friends and share high scores on Facebook.
“We are really excited to announce the game which will fill the spaces when Hollyoaks is off-screen. We hope that fans will enjoy seeing the imagined world of Hollyoaks and interacting with characters on the set while sharing scores with friends.” – Hollyoaks spokesperson
The game, built by Brighton games development studio Big Bit, is suitable for short play sessions with ‘previously on’ recaps just like the show, while players can unlock ‘selfies’ allowing users to make and share photos with themselves and their favourite on-screen characters. It is accompanied by music from artists such International Departures, Feral Brood, Alexander, Stalking Horse, Ian Britt, Miracles and 10 Reasons.
Download the game: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hollyoaks/articles/all/hollyoaks-the-game