Syfy web series Riese goes gaming

Today Riese Productions and Genius Factor Games announced the upcoming launch of an iPhone / iPod touch game featuring the voice of Felicia Day and based on the acclaimed new Syfy web series Riese.

Riese tells the story of a exiled princess on the run from a dangerous religious sect in a steampunk-inspired world. The series stars Allison Mack (Smallville), Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary), Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Gallactica), Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary), Sharon Taylor (Smallville), Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island), and, in the title role, Christine Chatelain (Sanctuary).

“Riese has proven that digitally distributed content can be equal to or surpass regular broadcast content. ” said Genius Factor president and founder Ted Nugent. “It aligns with our own plan for digital distribution of games and interactive entertainment. Riese is an excellent backdrop to build great gaming upon. With Felicia’s participation in the project, the overall experience is amped up, adding depth and greater immersion to the game.”

Slated for release in late October via iTunes, the iPhone and iPod touch, the virtual RPG card battle game will offer series fans and newcomers alike the chance to utilize alternative media to further enhance the existing story and remain immersed in the haunting world of Riese. It will also feature the voice of web pioneer and trail blazer Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog).

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