Los Angeles, Calif. – December 23, 2014 –Funtactix, an award-winning publisher of games based on leading movie and television properties, and MGM Interactive, a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), today announced the upcoming launch of a new game that lets Hot Tub Time Machine fans jump in with the guys in a rowdy and hysterical adventure through time.
The original Hot Tub Time Machine became a cult hit following its release in 2010 and went on to become one of MGM’s top-performing movies of all time on physical, digital and on demand formats.
“We’re big fans of Hot Tub Time Machine and have been having a blast making this game with our partners at MGM,” said Aaron Berndtson, Head of Business Development at Funtactix. “Just like the films, fans can expect a game that is irreverent, outrageous and a lot of fun.”
As the tub warms up for the second time, fans can jump into Hot Tub Time Machine: Tap That, an interactive adventure allowing players to travel through time. From wild parties in the 1980’s and bars in Neanderthal caves to the twisted future of robots and holograms, players will collect clues and put together the pieces from yet another blacked out bender in the tub.
From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures Hot Tub Time Machine 2 hits theaters on February 20, 2015. In the sequel, when Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present.
Rob Corddry (“Warm Bodies”), Craig Robinson (“This Is The End”) and Clark Duke (“Kick Ass”) reprise their roles and Steve Pink (“About Last Night”) returns to direct from a screenplay by Josh Heald. Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”) also stars. The film is produced by Andrew Panay (“Wedding Crashers”).
Paramount Pictures will distribute the film theatrically and via home video worldwide, with select international territories as well as worldwide television distribution being handled by MGM.
To find out more about the game, please visit www.FTXGames.com/HotTub.
For a media kit including screenshots and logos, visit http://funtactix.com/press-kits
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Funtactix is the only independent publisher focused exclusively on building free-to-play games for major box-office films and TV shows. The team has decades of combined experience in building, marketing, licensing, and managing IP-based games across a wide range of platforms. The Funtactix formula of best-in-class entertainment properties with world-class development has led to a string of successes, garnering industry recognition and praise from fans. The company’s games have rallied tens of millions of players on mobile and social platforms like iOS, Android and Facebook. Funtactix is headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit www.funtactix.com and follow @funtactix.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is celebrating 90 years as a leader in the entertainment business and as an innovator in the industry. Today, MGM is an entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels and is the majority owner of and distributor for United Artists Media Group (UAMG). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.