Mobile game publisher, Fairplay Media, has announced that the new MacGyver game titled MacGyver: Deadly Descent, is due to be released on May 21st 2014. Developed with input from the creator of MacGyver, Lee David Zlotoff, Deadly Descent sees Mac return to his roots as a young problem solver tapped as the last hope when a computer virus rips through the top secret D.A.W.N Laboratories, trapping its scientists underground. Arriving on the scene, Mac realizes it’s a race against time before the laboratory runs out of air and so must make a potentially deadly descent into the complex. Mac works his way through the labyrinth of complex puzzles but, little does he know, that an even deadlier enemy awaits him in the darkness. Fairplay Media Production Director, Mark Mainey, enthuses “It’s exciting working with Lee [Zlotoff] and such a well known character in MacGyver. The possibilities are endless! Deadly Descent really sets the scene with Mac being called in by Jack as the last hope in a crisis and putting the player in a position to save the day.” “We wanted to create something that acknowledges the past and ‘stirs’ those memories and at the same time bring Mac and the experience into the present.” MacGyver: Deadly Descent will be released on all iOS and Android formats (including Amazon Kindle) around the globe on 21st of May as a premium title with a portion of proceeds going to support The MacGyver Foundation.
The Cloo channel will host a 7 hour MacGyver marathon from 8am to 3pm ET on Tuesday, April 1st.
The schedule is set to run the first 7 episodes of season 3 (Lost Love – Jack In The Box) which should prove popular as it’s often considered the season in which the show really found it’s stride with the move to film in Vancouver providing show icons such as the Houseboat and Phoenix buildings with the ever present backdrop of the sensational Canadian wilderness.
To celebrate MacGyver’s birthday iFixit have released this Action Hero Toolkit.
Housed nicely inside an Altos-sized tin, this kit contains a selection of the most useful everyday items to fuel your inner MacGyver in times of need.
The kit includes a bobby pin, a single match, a rubber band, a piece of unchewed bubble gum, a birthday candle, a paper clip, a shoelace, a one-cent stamp, and a small piece of duct tape. You’ll need to provide your own Swiss Army Knife and mullet though.
UK Mobile game publisher, Fairplay Media, has announced that they are working with MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff to bring MacGyver into the mobile games market.
In a press release issued today Fairplay’s CEO, Simon Phillips enthused “Who doesn’t know MacGyver? To most people MacGyver is a household name that conjures up so many fond memories of puzzle solving, ingenuity and doing ‘a MacGyver’. We’ve been talking to Lee for some time and have constantly discussed different ways of bringing Mac to the mobile games market and we were delighted to be able find a way to do just that!”
“We’re excited to be able to bring MacGyver up to date and into the mobile games market. Games are the perfect way for Mac to start new adventures with both the existing fans and an entirely new global audience as well. I’m looking forward to working with the team at Fairplay and seeing Mac back in action” said Zlotoff. “What’s more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the game will go to support The MacGyver Foundation.”
The first MacGyver title is already deep in development and due to be announced in the coming weeks.