New Adventure Inspired by the Bestselling Fantasy Book Series Available at Retail and Digitally Today in North America, March 16 in Europe
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – March 13, 2018 – Leading video game publisher Maximum Games and independent international media group and rights owner Coolabi Group have launched Beast Quest, the new action-adventure game based on Adam Blade’s best-selling book series of the same name. The game is available today in North America at major retailers and digitally on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam for $39.99. It will release in Europe on March 16.
“For over a decade, the Beast Quest book series has given loyal fans a richly imaginative, high-fantasy world filled with compelling characters, creatures and storylines. We’re excited to give adventure-seekers of all ages a whole new way to dive into this one-of-a-kind universe,” said Maximum Games CEO Christina Seelye.
Developed by Torus Games with the same sense of sprawling wonder fans of the long-running franchise know and love, Beast Quest takes players on an epic journey to save the ancient land of Avantia from the dark magic corrupting its noble creatures. Survive action-packed battles against mighty bosses, dodging, blocking and countering attacks to turn the tide of combat in your favor. Befriend powerful allies, find secret treasures, and upgrade your hero with new gear and abilities while exploring spectacular environments filled with challenging secrets and surprises.
Beast Quest is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and Up) by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.maximumgames.com/beast–
About Beast Quest
Beast Quest is the popular fiction book series by Adam Blade, first published in July 2007 by Orchard Books. The hit children’s book series has sold 18 million copies globally and has been translated into 30+ languages, with 120 titles published to date. In 2016, Working Partners, the UK’s leading creator of series fiction for children and a Coolabi Group company, announced a new deal with Orchard Books to publish the hit book series Beast Quest until 2026. Each series focuses on the themes of friendship, fantasy and adventure, encouraging children to read by infusing the subject matter with elements they enjoy. Beast Quest is favored by parents and teachers as the structure encourages children to read a whole series (4 or 6 titles), rather than just one book. The Beast Quest gaming app, co-produced by Coolabi and Miniclip for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, has already achieved over 10 million global downloads and continues to attract several hundred thousand new downloads every month. To learn more about the Beast Quest series, visit www.beast–quest.com.
About Coolabi Group
Coolabi Group is a leading independent international media group and rights owner specializing in the creation, development and brand management of children’s and family intellectual property rights. The group, made up of Coolabi and Working Partners, has particular expertise in television, digital and books. Coolabi owns the rights in over 20 TV series and some 373 half-hours of programming; it has shows which have aired in more than 140 territories on channels including: ABC, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, CBBC, Clan / TVE, Disney, F5, ITV, Kika, Netflix, Nickelodeon and Sprout. Brands owned and/or represented by Coolabi include the multi-award-winning remake of Clangers, which airs on CBeebies, and Scream Street, shown on CBBC. Other properties include Beast Quest, Poppy Cat, Purple Ronnie and the Smallfilms properties Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine. Brand extensions include the Beast Quest gaming app, co-produced with Miniclip for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The group also creates original series fiction for publishers and has created some 100 published series, consisting of over 1,000 books, sold in more than 40 languages. Four of these series, Warriors, Beast Quest, Animal Ark and Rainbow Magic, have sold over ten million copies each. Coolabi Group has reached an agreement with Alibaba Pictures Group Limited for the film rights for Warriors. Alibaba Pictures intends to develop Warriors into a world-class fantasy movie which has David Heyman (Harry Potter) as producer. The Warriors book series has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. For more information on Coolabi Group, visit www.coolabi.com. Find Coolabi Group on Twitter: @Coolabi_Group.
About Maximum Games
Maximum Games ranks as a top 15 global video game publisher of interactive digital entertainment spanning all genres and supporting multi-platforms. The company’s mission is to provide a proven and strong hands-on approach to publishing, marketing and distribution. Established in 2009, the company is led by female entrepreneur Christina Seelye, a seasoned executive of digital consumer products and channel marketing. Under Seelye’s leadership, the company has been recognized with numerous awards, such as “Fastest Growing Tech Company” by American Business Awards, and has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for the past three years. Maximum Games has offices in both the U.S. and UK and continues to expand its scope of global publishing and distribution via direct reach and strategic partnerships. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company’s website at www.MaximumGames.com.
About Torus Games
Torus Games is a veteran independent developer, located in Melbourne, Australia. The studio, over the last 23 years, has created many family-friendly video games based on popular brands for practically every gaming console. With more than 120 games delivered, Torus has worked with most of the major video game publishers and brands, including Leapfrog, Warner, Disney and DreamWorks. The team is particularly excited to be bringing the amazing Beast Quest adventures to life.