U.S. prodco High Noon Entertainment has secured global rights to a series of mobile games from Swedish game developer MAG Interactive, which it will develop into a format for American broadcast and cable networks.
The acquisition marks High Noon’s push into the game format space, which kicked off last month when the prodco entered a first-look partnership with game show-focused producer Michael Dietz.
The Ruzzle and Ruzzle Adventure game series – currently available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle and Blackberry – gives each player two minutes to find as many words as possible from a given set of letters. High Noon will expand on the concept for the planned format.
Executive producers include Jim Berger and Patrick Jager for High Noon, Johan Persson for MAG Interactive, and mobile gaming expert Peter Levin.
“Ruzzle has all the perfect elements of a game format: the rules are simple, anyone can play and there’s a ticking clock,” said Jim Berger, High Noon CEO, in a statement. “Combine that with high stakes, and we know the excitement and intensity of the game will translate seamlessly to TV.”