Watch on Sunday, Play on Monday!
NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecko|Code and Showtime
Networks today announced that the Dexter Slice of Life game is now
available to play on Facebook. Based on the hit Showtime series
Dexter(R), Dexter Slice of Life combines progressive "real-time
stealth" gameplay with the dark humor and suspense of the TV show. In a
Facebook first, Dexter Slice of Life will introduce new game episodes
the day after the airing throughout Season 6, which premiered yesterday
evening. To check out the free-to-play title, please head online to
"Dexter Slice of Life shows how social play online is evolving - this
is a deep transmedia experience that both gamers and fans of the show
will love," said Marc Fernandez, EVP of Development at Ecko|Code.
"People can play anytime as Dexter or their own custom made 'Dark
Passenger.' Dexter is a brilliant, complex show that asks as many
questions as it answers, and this game is an extension of that."
Developed internally at Ecko|Code, the "real-time stealth" gameplay in
Dexter Slice of Life perfectly captures the precision and cautious
nature of Dexter's methodical stalking. This "asynchronous" multiplayer
experience will allow players to control their "Dark Passenger" avatar
to silence their friends' sometimes evil in-game personas - even when
they are not online - and become the vigilant watchman of the weak and
downtrodden. Series star and executive producer Michael C. Hall has
provided voiceover work, and has been personally involved in
development of the game to guarantee its authenticity.
"Dexter Slice of Life provides a tremendous opportunity for a Showtime
property to find a new audience, connect with our current dedicated fan
base and extend the brand into bold new mediums," said Laura Palmer,
Senior Vice President, Distributor Marketing, Showtime Networks Inc.
"Ecko|Code has crafted a fascinating, fun game and we look forward to
watching our fans interact with it!"
For additional information on the game and current season of the
series, please visit www.sho.com/site/dexter or
Formerly known as Marc Ecko Entertainment, Ecko|Code is a publisher and
developer of interactive entertainment software on all connected
platforms. Current product offerings include Marc Ecko's Getting Up for
Xbox and PC, Dexter the Game for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, PC, and Mac, and
Weeds Social Club available on Facebook. Upcoming releases include
social game offerings for the hit Showtime series The Borgias and
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Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks
SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as the
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EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R),
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SHOWTIME HD(TM), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and
THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks,
a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which
offers Smithsonian Channel(TM). All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound
using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and
entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view
basis through SHOWTIME PPV(R).
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