Divisive Media launches Vigilante: Speak for the Dead on the App Store

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Los Angeles, California – Divisive Media is proud to announce Vigilante: Speak for the Dead is now available worldwide on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Vigilante: Speak for the Dead is a free to play massively multiplayer blend of Strategy, RPG, and Text Adventure genres that sets out to tackle the polarizing subject of vigilante justice and test the morality of game players in the process.

Vigilante: Speak for the Dead is set in a world where the justice system has failed and warring vigilante groups have spread out of control, each with their own definition of justice, and their own method of enforcement. Conceived as a social experiment designed to explore the natural conflict that arises when one group’s idea of justice is another group’s idea of crime, Vigilante features complex social dynamics where cooperative and competitive interactions between players account for much of the gameplay experience.

After an initial soft release on iPhone in Australia and New Zealand, Vigilante quickly built up a very loyal player base that launched the game into the App Store top 5 in both RPG and Strategy categories, unique for an independently developed game. The game was developed with the assistance of Film Victoria and stands as the first time independent game developers and independent filmmakers have teamed up to produce a film and a video game in tandem, each with the goal of telling a different part of the story. The film John Doe, starring Jamie Bamber, is scheduled for release this year.

Divisive Media CEO Chris Ferriter commented “We wanted to create a unique game that evolved the social RPG genre… something that really challenged players to create strong social bonds within the game and utilize strategy and cooperation to defeat their opponents. I believe players will be surprised by the depth of strategy within the game.”

Vigilante: Speak for the Dead was designed to be a very accessible game, but holds deep and nuanced strategies for more experienced players. Arrange your equipment and vehicles to target the stat weaknesses of higher level players. Schedule encounters to target crews outside of their time zone. Use your investigation points to tip the scales in your favor. Send your crew members to the defence of your enemies, only to un-equip all their items at the last minute. Send players to opposing crews as undercover agents. Strategically stack encounters against opponents to devastating effect. Target players from specific locations in order to increase your dominance in those areas. The rules and tactics are influenced by the player-defined culture in the game.

The iPad, iPhone, and all future platforms act as portals into the same game world, so you can take advantage of the high definition iPad layout at home and then continue your game on the go using your iPhone. Vigilante utilizes Facebook social connectivity to detect your Facebook friends and prioritize their actions within the game, without ever revealing their true identity. Use crew chat and private messaging to coordinate strategies with other players, negotiate truces, and navigate the in-game politics.

Vigilante: Speak for the Dead is available for free in the App Store, and coming soon to Facebook and Google Play.

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Divisive Media is a boutique game development studio based in Melbourne Australia. Founded in 2011 by film and game industry veterans with a goal of developing games that enrich and expand upon film and TV story lines in a way that builds player engagement and loyalty to a license. Their first project, Vigilante: Speak for the Dead is a massively multiplayer social strategy game that introduces players to the world detailed in the upcoming film John Doe, starring Battlestar Galactica alumnus Jamie Bamber. Copyright (C) 2013 Divisive Media. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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