We developed the Deal or No Deal PC game earlier in 2007. It is the official Endemol licensed version. Publishers Mindscape and Distributors Focus all worked flat out to make this product a success. It is a game for fans of the show by fans of the show. Deal or No Deal first caught our eye as a show over Christmas in 2005. We had a prototype game version by March and suggested it to all our publishers. It wasn't until late 2006 that Mindscape decided to run with it. First we did the game for the French show A Prendre Ou A Laisser and then we did the UK version.
The game has 6 game modes. The Normal Game is based on the TV show. You sit in the hot chair with a view of the board, the contestants and Noel. We tried to give the game real life with quirky contestants with endearing reactions that you see from the show. Betty for instance is loosely based on that lovely Irish lady Pat from 2006.
We wrote a script of catch phrases and general voice over and Noel recorded it. Lovely familiar phrases like "That was catastrophic" and "Did you deal too soon" come in at the right time. Sounds of the audience getting behind the contestant really lifts the game.
The Multiplayer Game allows 4 players to play the game at the same time as if you all had the same box in front of you. You can also take the role of the Banker in the Banker Vs Human game and also in the Banker Vs PC game. The cash game is a unique feature that allows you to add a bit of sparkle by playing for small amounts of money yourself. The Forfeit game has you playing for breakfast in bed v washing up instead of money.
It took a while to bring together but we're proud of the finished game and it is doing well in the PC game charts and receiving good reviews - so as long as we've got happy players we're happy too.
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