The Weinstein Company announces game division

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm PDT

The independent film studio The Weinstein Company announced its own video game label today, called TWC Games. The new division will work with developers and publishers on mobile, social, and console games based on the movie properties of TWC and Dimension Films. TWC Games is consulting with Beefy Media, a game production and consulting company, to find publishing partners for their games.

Though the announcement today didn't name any games in development, it did mention a few examples of TWC and Dimension properties like Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie, and Children of the Corn. This means we might finally see that horror-based Farmville knock-off we've always wanted.

"The video game marketplace is changing at such a rapid rate," said TWC co-chairman Bob Weinstein. "With all of the digital platoforms, there are so many opportunities to broaden our audience with compelling, high quality, cost-efficient, video game entertainment." Because if one phrase gets gamers excited, it's cost-efficient.

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