LOS ANGELES – Science fiction dream team Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, have launched CON MAN: THE GAME on iTunes and Google Play for free. Developed by Frima and executive producer PJ Haarsma, the hilarious mobile game inspired by the hit Comic-Con HQ show CON MAN, allows players to build and host the greatest comic book convention in the history of the world (even better than Shock-a-Con!) with help from Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and fun celebrity surprises!
Be it Sci-fi, fantasy, horror or hero themed, players can customize and build their very own geeky con paradise. Playing as the omnipotent and ambitious convention planner, players will need to grow theircon and increase their hype meter by setting up new booths and inviting celebrities. They will have to balance their growth with keeping con-goers happy by squashing cockroaches, catching the occasional octogenarian streaker, and fending-off alien invasions from the cancelled-too-soon sci-fi show, Spectrum, alongside Super Fan allies.
The game came to life when, unwilling to compromise or sacrifice, Alan and crew took a radical approach by stepping away from the typical Hollywood path and turned to the fans that inspired the show. The result was, after asking for $425,000, a recording breaking $3.2 million Indiegogo campaign that became the third highest funded film on any crowdfunding platform ever and all-time highest crowdfunded web series in history. The incredible success of the campaign also funded CON MAN: THE GAME and the Spectrum comic book.
“I’m addicted. I should be clear, to CON MAN: THE GAME,” said Alan Tudyk. “We’ve been working on this since the crowdfunding campaign. I’m so glad we can finally share it with everyone.”
“I think I should get a special code that gets Nathan Fillion to my Convention for free, anytime I want.” said Nathan Fillion.
“We created a funny and challenging game that fits well with the show. I’m very proud of it.” said PJ Haarsma.
CON MAN: THE GAME is the most recent expansion of the Con Man universe and joins the wildly popular Con Man Season 1 and recently announced Season 2 which will be released on Comic-Con HQ. It also joins the Spectrum comic book series and motion comic released earlier this year.
ABOUT THE CON MAN SERIES: A lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters Alan and Nathan have run into during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans. CON MAN centers around the post-show life of Wray Nerely (Tudyk), the pilot and co-star of SPECTRUM, a sci-fi series which was canceled before it’s time and eventually became a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray continued to struggle to find his big break. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. The show will explore all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.
Here is Con Man: The Game Trailer:
Season 1 of CON MAN is currently available on Comic-Con HQ (www.Comic-ConHQ.com). Season 2 arrives this November.