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“Tintin Match” launches globally for Android and iOS on Monday, August 31st!

Follow Tintin on his thrilling mobile adventure and experience the exciting mysteries that take him from familiar streets to foreign cities – at your own convenience on your own mobile device and free to play!
Following the successful beta-launch on Google Play, 5th Planet Games in cooperation with Moulinsart are proud to announce the release of Tintin Match, an exciting and fun match 3 mobile game that launches globally on Android and iOS on Monday, August 31st.


Tintin Match is a story-driven, match-3 switcher game where you progress through colorful puzzles built around the universe of Tintin. As you follow the famous reporter on his adventures, you will take on puzzle challenges to unlock and collect iconic Tintin locations and characters known from the books. 


The Crab with the Golden Claws is the first adventure you’ll encounter in the game: The day starts like any other for Tintin and Snowy, but a mystery is always around the corner! Snowy gets his snout stuck inside a crab tin, Thompson & Thomson are investigating counterfeit money, and a stranger gets kidnapped before he can deliver a letter to Tintin. Could all those threads lead to a much bigger mystery?

In order to unravel the mystery perplexing Tintin, you are going to have to beat a selection of hand-crafted match 3 puzzles, each of them sure to challenge the problem solver in you! Obstacle in the way? A piece out of reach? Turns running out? Bring out your best strategies and achieve three stars on the first attempt!


The game has been developed by the 5th Planet Games Berlin Studio in collaboration with Moulinsart, 5th Planet Games is headed by renowned puzzle game expert Moritz Voss; a former technology lead at King, the now Activision-owned, Swedish company behind some of the most successful puzzle games ever published, like Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga. 
Moulinsart actively contributed to the artistic realization of the interface, the “sprites” and the characters of the game with the support of his studios.

Henrik Nielsen, CEO of 5th Planet Games, is looking forward to launching the astonishing new Tintin game on mobile, and credits Moritz Voss’s leadership as a driving factor. “Moritz Voss has excelled in the match 3-genre several times before and we are confident that this game will be THE best game we have ever brought to market”.


Nick Rodwell, Managing Director of Moulinsart, the company behind Tintin, whose Studios actively contributed to the artistic development of this game agrees: “We’re very excited about this opportunity to introduce Tintin to mobile gamers around the world. To let players take on the role of the everyday-man-detective and solve puzzles and mysteries on their own, through a fun and familiar game mechanic, is a great way to expand the Tintin universe. We very much hope that it will be a huge hit among fans of both Tintin and puzzle games throughout the world”.


The rapid rise of smartphone gaming has changed the industry. Match-3 games like Tintin Match are the most prominent subgenre on the US iPhone gaming market, accounting for 21% of the total revenue; according to mobile game insight and analytics firm GameRefinery.

Tintin Match is a game for all players starting aged 9. The game is free to play and available on both Google Play and Apple App Store August 31st. There is also a plan to release it on Chinese Android stores later.


About Tintin:
TINTIN might be the hero everyone would like to be, but is also surely the friend everybody would like to have. A friend who would do anything for the ones he cares about. Today, The Adventures of Tintin still resonates vibrantly: They inspire artists, writers, movie and theatre directors alike. Tintin embodies the universal values in which each and everyone can rely. Tintin is a unique mix, combining exciting stories, a “ligne claire” drawing style and universal themes.
Tintin is famous all over the world. Distributed worldwide, Tintin’s adventures are devoured with the same enthusiasm since its debut back in 1929 in the pages of Le Petit Vingtième. Who could have envisioned such a success? Definitely not its creator, Hergé (Georges Remi), autodidact comic book artist who was lucky enough to publish his work during his teenage years in the pages of Belgium’s scout magazines.


About 5th Planet Games:
5th Planet Games is a mobile games developer and publisher located in Copenhagen and Berlin. We work with strong IPs as the Adventures of Tintin and premium sports brands such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Nyjah Huston (pro Skateboarder). We are proud to expand the world of the succesful Vikings TV series, the legendary game Doodle Jump and our own, Nordic childrens IP Hugo. For more information see www.5thplanetgames.com


About Moulinsart:
MOULINSART is the worldwide exclusive owner of all exploitation rights of HERGÉ’s work, including the copyrights, as well as the reproduction rights and the adaptation rights.
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Fundraising for Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a mature and innovative Dating Sim Visual Novel with a focus on LGBT topics and a big diverse cast of characters. It is currently possible to make donations via Kickstarter in order to get the full game produced. Please read more at
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/betweenthelines/between-the-lines-2  

There are some wonderful perks with the pledges.

Experience a vast range of stories, with a cast of diverse characters,
through the classic dating-sim style we’ve all grown to love. You can decide which character you want to approach, but you’ll have
to find out where and when. You decide what to say and it won’t be
your gender that affects the outcome, but those choices.

You play as whoever you like. You can be male, female or non-binary.
No matter your choice there, every character is open for your
approach. Of course, some may be more hesitant to your approach, some may have other preferences at first.

You have many locations to visit and hone your skills. Just explore
the city to your pleasure. Don’t worry about missing opportunities,
you can’t miss anything that didn’t happen yet. Didn’t meet that cute
guy from the title screen yet? No worries, he’ll be just as eager to
get to know you, no matter if you approached him first, or 10 others
before.

Of course if you keep flirting with all of them, some might start to
notice the game you’re playing.

Your decisions will always have an influence on how the game with the characters moves forward.

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Premiere of “Lovesick Fool–Love in the Age of Like”

The witty animated film “Lovesick Fool––Love in the Age of Like” will be screening at the popular Hollyshorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood tonight at 7:30pm. The film stars a talented ensemble of comedic geniuses like Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, and Fred Willard. Polcino, an Emmy-nominated director of “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, and “Family Guy”, directed, wrote, and voiced the lead role. The film is Polcino’s Mezmo Productions’ first feature.

“Dating in LA sucks. And animation seemed the best way to capture the despair while maintaining a sense of humor about it,” says Polcino.

Animated still of Janeane Garofalo, Polcino, and Fred Willard playing characters trying to find meaning in their daily grind in "Lovesick Fool-Love in the Age of Like"
Animated still of Janeane Garofalo, Polcino, and Fred Willard playing characters trying to find meaning in their daily grind in “Lovesick Fool-Love in the Age of Like”

It’s an original adult animated vision, expanding on Polcino’s award-winning short film “Lovesick Fool”, about a single guy in LA in search of true love. The film is semi-autobiographical for the multi-talented Polcino–a true comedy in a unique style featuring a lush soundtrack by innovative music supervisor Robin Fujiwara (music coordinator for “Burn Notice”) and top-notch voice performances by its stars. Rounding out the ensemble cast is David Banks (“Deadly Wives”, “Tosh.0”), Paul Gregory (“True Blood”, “Happily Divorced”), Renee Rivera (“Near Myth”), David Polcino (“Family Guy”), Pepper Jay (“Bill Plympton Presents Magnum Farce,” “Midlife”), Mila Musiynko (“Waiting for Dracula”), Paul Batmanis, Bradley Smith, and Melissa Teper. HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari (“Jimmy Kimmel Live,”“The Mindy Project”), who is also a talented character actress, will be making her animated film debut as the “dream girl.” Ghaffari also voices the role of hipster girl.

The cast and crew of Lovesick Fool at the Burbank Film Festival screening. From left to right: voiceover artist Paul Gregory, voiceover artist and producer David Polcino, voiceover artists Renee Rivera, writer-director and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, voiceover artist Renee Rivera, writer-direct and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, Vida Ghaffari, music supervisor Robin Fujiwara and voiceover artist Dr. Paul Batmanis. Photo courtesy of ZFO Entertainment
The cast and crew of Lovesick Fool at the Burbank Film Festival screening. From left to right: voiceover artist Paul Gregory, voiceover artist and producer David Polcino, voiceover artists Renee Rivera, writer-director and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, voiceover artist Renee Rivera, writer-direct and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, voiceover artist Vida Ghaffari, music supervisor Robin Fujiwara and voiceover artist Dr. Paul Batmanis. Photo courtesy of ZFO Entertainment

This comedic film had its West Coast premiere at the Los Angeles Art-House Film Festival where it won 1st place in the feature film category in the festival. After that, it moved on to the popular Topanga Film Festival, where it headlined the Comedy Shorts program and also won 1st place. The film made it’s US debut at the Manhattan Film Festival Polcino and has also screened at the Hollywood Short Film Festival, the Hollywood Reel Film Festival, the Victoria Film Festival, the NYC Independent Film Festival, The Atlanta Underground Film Festival and the Burbank Film Festival. Polcino also hopes to pitch the film as a TV series.

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Trailers, 3D Shorts, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

More info about the film at http://lovesickfool.com/ and more info about this prominent festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com/

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Hollyshorts Announces Official Lineup for 11th Annual Festival

 

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OVER 400 SHORT MOVIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SET TO BE SHOWCASED HOLLYWOOD

 

$15,000 CASH PRIZE ON THE LINE FOR OVERALL WINNER FROM ZYPE

 

$60,000 POST PRODUCTION PRIZES SET TO BE AWARDED FROM COMPANY 3 AND METHOD STUDIOS

 

Hollywood August 1, 2015—-The organizers of the 11th annual HollyShorts Film Festival are announcing today the official film lineup that will compete for the $15,000 cash prize from Zype and $60,000 in post-production services from Company 3 and Method Studios at the upcoming festival. The lineup includes 400 of the top short movies from almost every major continent. The festival received a record 2,200 submissions this year a festival record. HollyShorts, which was named “The Cannes of Short Film Festivals” by Indie Wire, and is consistently ranked as one of the top film festivals each year by MovieMaker, prides itself on not putting any restrictions on it’s coveted filmmakers and allows them to showcase and premiere their works where they want, when they want it, unlike any other Los Angeles area film festival, no premiere restrictions.

 

The organizers bill HollyShorts as “The Filmmakers Festival.” The festival will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres August 13-22, 2015. The HollyShorts Film Conference, which will feature heavy hitter panel discussions, will take place at IgnitedSpaces August 14-21.

 

This year’s festival feature shorts with talent including: Jerry Stiller stars in Steve Monarque’s Simpler Times, Caity Lotz who stars in Susana Hornil’s short Missed Call,

Jennifer Morrison stars in Chris Peters’ To Dust Return, Corbin Bernsen in his son Oliver Bernsen’s short Midland, Dominic Polcino’s animated award-winning short Lovesick Fool: Love in the Age of Like stars Janeane Garofalo, Fred Willard and Lisa Kudrow. Joe Magee and Bill Bailey’s Love Song stars Emma Thompson, Brent Weinbach’s I Don’t Dance stars Natasha Leggero, John Henry Hinkel’s HOME stars Robert Forster. JT Mollner’s Flowers in December stars Dee Wallace, Emad Asfoury’s Duality stars Don Most, Sarah Lynn Dawson, Jon Foo and was voiced by Deepak Chopra. Aaron Webman’s After Lilly stars Jack Quaid, Raymond Cruz stars in Alexandra Debricon’s A Gringo Honeymoon. Michael Gross stars in Linda Palmer’s Our Father.

 

This year’s categories include: Live Action, Animation, Documentary, Web Series, Trailers, Commercial, Music Videos. Short genres range from Horror, Romance, Drama, Action, Comedy, Thrillers and much more.

 

Commented Theo Dumont, HollyShorts co-founder and co-director: “We are honored to showcase this selection of the world’s top short movies at HollyShorts. This festival has grown into the biggest and most prestigious annual celebration of short movies and prides itself on providing next level opportunities for our filmmakers. It’s going to be an epic 10 days with receptions every day for our guests.”

 

Added co-founder and co-director Daniel Sol: “We are flattered that other festivals in Los Angeles this year have aggressively contacted our filmmakers with numerous efforts to poach them, this shows the demand for their great works. What those festivals don’t understand is that this is THE filmmakers festival and they’ll do whatever they want here whenever they want, and we encourage that.”

 

The festival’s opening night celebration lineup will be announced momentarily and will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and OHM nightclub at Hollywood and Highland. Advance tickets, the lineup, all-access passes and the fest schedule are currently available at hollyshorts.com.

 

This year’s HollyShorts sponsors include:

All Short TV, Brickyard VFX, Color Space Finishing, Company 3, Creative Handbook, Crypt TV, Daily Motion, Dark Horse Wine, Delmay Partners, Diablo, Evil Slave, Film Radar, FilmLA, Final Draft, Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop, Ignited Spaces, Indi.com,

Indievent, Jungle Software, Kim Ruggles Events, Law Offices of Clifford Lo Entertainment Law, Lightspeed EPS, Lyft, Mercury Production Report, Method Studios, New Media Vault, NYFA, OHM, Panavision, Philippe Catering, Pond5, Red Giant, Robert Taylor Insurance, Script Pipeline, Shorts HD, Showbiz Software Store,

Simple DCP, Stage 32, TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, The Agency-Sports & Entertainment Division, Uber, UCLA Extention, Women in Film, Zype.

About HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Trailers, 3D Shorts, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

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