Terminator: Dark Fate – Skydance Media

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Terminator: Dark Fate The Game from Firefly Games / Skydance Media

Terminator: Dark Fate (The Game) is the official, free-to-play, real-time strategy war game based on the 2019 feature film Terminator: Dark Fate, written by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray, directed by Tim Miller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna and Mackenzie Davis, produced by Skydance Media in association with The Terminator franchise creator James Cameron.

Players start out in the game as new recruits in “The Resistance” under some of the main characters from the film, who will interact with the player during various assignments and combat missions. The game’s story was written by Best-selling science-fiction writer Steven-Elliot Altman and explores the future war where the human resistance fights to survive against a future dominated by sentient machines.

It’s the year 2041 and humans battle for survival against the machines and their fellow survivors for limited resources. Hunter-Killers patrol the sky and Terminator robots roam the ruins. Build your Resistance Base and raise an army to save the future as you battle enemies from across the world in real-time! You can’t defeat the machines on your own, so call your allies to unite with you on your quests and battles. Remember, the future is not yet set, so it’s up to you to do your part in The Resistance efforts as you race to defeat the machines.

The Goal: Firefly Games needed a writer for their videogame based on Skydance’s upcoming feature film, the 6th installment in The Terminator franchise.

Social Impulse partnered with Firefly Games, and contracted best-selling author and award-winning videogame writer Steven-Elliot Altman to pen the script. Already a huge Terminator fan,Steve was delighted to be involved. He was invited toSkydance’s offices in Santa Monica to read the shooting script of the upcoming film, then immersed himself in Terminator franchise cannon, and prepared a story treatment that he hoped would fit the proposed game mechanics and also feel at home within this well-established universe. He then garnered approval from the studio, and turned in an approved script under a tight deadline to allow the game to release simultaneously with the film during its opening weekend.Aside from the story, Steve’s responsibilities also included oversight of the game’s User-Interface directions and key artwork.

 

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Project Blue Book – A+E Studios

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Project Blue Book: The Game from A+E Studios / The History Channel

Investigate real declassified sightings along with Dr. Hynek (Aidan Gillen from GAME OF THRONES) and Captain Quinn (Michael Malarkey from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) in this free-to-play hidden object game based on The History Channel's hit television series, PROJECT BLUE BOOK, created by David O’Leary and produced by A+E Studios along with Academy Award Winning director Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE, ROMANCING THE STONE, FORREST GUMP and WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?) with the game story written by bestselling SciFi author Steven-Elliot Altman!

The Goal: A+E Studioswanted to build a videogame based on their popular TV series.

Social Impulse partnered with Three Gates AB, a Swedish Videogame developer, and contracted best-selling author and award-winning videogame writer Steven-Elliot Altman to pen the script, and assume both narrative designer and executive producer status on the game. Together with Three Gates, we created the Game Design Document, garnered approval from the Network, and licensed the property with A+E as our partners. The game was developed and launched into Beta in an unheard of 4 months. Steve’s duties ranged from shepherding script approvals from both A+E Studios and A+E Legal and acting as liaison between the game’s developers and A+E Networks. Everyone at Social Impulse did their share; but Julie Marsh was particularly instrumental on this project as she was tasked with writing a fair portion of the clues that are found in-game.

Ancient Aliens – History Channel

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Ancient Aliens: The Game from A+E Networks / The History Channel

Abduct primitive humans and manipulate their DNA in this free-to-play city-builder game based on The History Channel's hit television series and written by bestselling SciFi author Steven-Elliot Altman!

The Goal: A+E Networks had begun work on a city-builder game based on the popular TV series but had no story or narrative design.

Social Impulse contracted best-selling author and award-winning videogame writer Steven-Elliot Altman to create a story, pen the script, and assume both narrative designer and executive producer status on the game. Steve’s duties ranged from shepherding script approvals from both Prometheus Entertainment and A+E Legal, overseeing third party vendors for outsourced art and sound, marketing efforts, and acting as liaison between the game’s developers and A+E Networks.Everyone at Social Impulse did their share; but Josh Levitan was particularly instrumental on this project as he was tasked with evaluating the game’s economy and making improvements to both onboarding and monetization.

Deprivers – MarVista Entertainment

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Deprivers from MarVista Entertainment

Deprivers, the bestselling science fiction novel from Ace/Putnam, is set in the near future and follows an epidemic known as Deprivers Syndrome, in development for series by MarVista Entertainment.

Imagine never touching another human being? Robert Luxley has a biological problem that he does not understand and cannot control: one touch from his bare skin and you’re paralyzed for fifteen minutes.  Lonely and isolated, he’s turned his “special trick” into a lucrative career as an assassin. He thinks he’s one of a kind—until one day he’s confronted by a young girl named Cassandra, who tells him that he’s not alone.  She has it too, and the two of them are not the only carriers of Sensory Deprivation Syndrome (SDS). SDS is a medical condition so dangerous that carriers can render anyone they touch blind, or deaf, or otherwise senseless, in seconds.

Social Impulse optioned the rights to Steven-Elliot Altman’s bestselling science fiction novel, DEPRIVERS, along with a draft of the pilot script which Steve also wrote. Steve helped attach showrunner David Simkins (ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, GRIMM, WAREHOUSE 13) and remains attached as an Executive Producer while MarVista continues to develop the series.

Pearl’s Peril – Wooga

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Pearl’s Peril from Wooga

Get swept back to the romantic and sordid 1930’s along with our trailblazing heroine, Pearl Wallace, ace pilot and world explorer. Travel the world, uncover a global conspiracy, and navigate a chilling mystery you won’t soon forget! Pearl’s glamorous social life grinds to a halt when her father mysteriously dies and she inherits a wonderful island filled with perilous secrets. Journey with Pearl and her deliciously sarcastic best friend, Iris Hillman.

A story driven game that leaves you with addictive, fascinating, and dramatic moments to cherish. Penned by bestselling author and award-winning game writer Steven-Elliot Altman.

The Goal: Wooga had it in mind to make their first Hidden Object game, but had no story or narrative design.

Social Impulse contracted best-selling author and award-winning videogame writer Steven-Elliot Altman to create a story, pen the script, and become the narrative designer on the game. Everyone at Social Impulse did their share; but Julie Marsh was particularly instrumental on this project as she was tasked with writing a fair portion of the clues that are found in-game.

Entropia Universe – Mindark

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Entropia Universe from Mindark – Affiliate Program

Entropia Universe is an advanced 3D online virtual environment with a developed planetary system and one universal Real Cash Economy system. Each planet offers a wide variety of exciting entertainment. You can travel between the planets through space and socialize with people from all over the world.

The Goal: Entropia Universe wanted more players.

Social Impulse provided a solution by creating an “Ambassador’s Club” for Mindark, which helped them go viral on social media by turning their most avid fans into Brand Ambassadors. Our white-branded Player Acquisition Platform utilizes proprietary Facebook enterprise software to provide custom designed badges, leader boards, in-game events, forums, add-a-friend programs, screenshot contests, couponing, and sweepstakes. A system where players could push out video trailers and other selected content to their friends in order to earn points they could later exchange for valuable in-game merchandise; seamlessly transferred to the Players inventory by allowing both the app and the game to communicate via API.

Bernie – Millennium

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Bernie is a 2011 American dark comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a 1998 Texas Monthly magazine article by Hollandsworth, "Midnight in the Garden of East Texas," that chronicles the 1996 murder of 80-year-old millionaire Marjorie Nugent in Carthage, Texas by her 39-year-old companion, Bernhardt "Bernie" Tiede. Tiede proved so highly regarded in Carthage that, in spite of Tiede's confession to the police, the district attorney was eventually forced to request a rare prosecutorial change of venue in order to secure a fair trial.

The film received critical acclaim for its direction, accuracy to the real-life event, "Town Gossips" element, and particular praise for Jack Black's portrayal of Tiede, with many calling it his best performance to date.

The Goal: Millennium Entertainment wanted more people to see their film.

Social Impulse provided a solution by creating an “Ambassador’s Club” for Bernie: The Movie, which helped them go viral on social media by turning their most avid fans into Brand Ambassadors. Our white-branded Player Acquisition Platform utilizes proprietary Facebook enterprise software to provide custom designed badges, leader boards, forums, add-a-friend programs, screenshot contests, couponing, and sweepstakes. A system where fans could push out video trailers and other selected content to their friends in order to earn points they could later exchange for valuable in-game merchandise; in the case of Bernie that swag ranged from movie posters signed by the cast, to the actual cowboy hat worn by Matthew McConaughey, to a 15 minute skype call with writer/director Richard Linklater.

Red Lights – Millennium

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Red Lights is a 2012 Spanish-American thriller film written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés and starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen and Robert De Niro. The plot focuses on a physicist (Murphy) and a university psychology professor (Weaver), both of whom specialise in debunking supernatural phenomena, and their attempt at discrediting a renowned psychic (De Niro) whose greatest critic mysteriously died 30 years prior.

The Goal: Millennium Entertainment wanted more people to see their film.

Social Impulse provided a solution by creating an “Ambassador’s Club” for Red Lights: The Movie, which helped them go viral on social media by turning their most avid fans into Brand Ambassadors. Our white-branded Player Acquisition Platform utilizes proprietary Facebook enterprise software to provide custom designed badges, leader boards, forums, add-a-friend programs, screenshot contests, couponing, and sweepstakes. A system where fans could push out video trailers and other selected content to their friends in order to earn points they could later exchange for valuable in-game merchandise; in the case of Red Lights that swag ranged from posters autographed by the stars of the film, DVD's, Blue Rays and more!

The Killswitch Review – Yard Dog Press

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The Killswitch Review by Yard Dog Press

In the tradition of Blade Runner and Brave New World comes a terrifying postmodern vision. By the year 2156, stem cell therapy has triumphed over aging and disease, extending the human lifespan indefinitely. But only for those who have achieved Conscientious Citizen Status. To combat overpopulation, the U.S. has sealed her borders, instituted compulsory contraception, and made technology-assisted suicide readily available. But in a world where the old can remain vital forever, Americas youth have little hope of prosperity. Jason Haggerty is an investigator for the government agency responsible for dispensing personal handheld devices that record a citizen’s dying moments. When three teens stage an illegal public suicide, Haggerty suspects their deaths may have been murders. Now his race is on to uncover proof and prevent a nationwide epidemic of copycat suicides. Trouble is, for the first time in history, an entire generation might just decide they’re better off dead.

The Goal: Yard Dog Press wanted more people to buy their book.

Social Impulse launched a marketing campaign that included multiple outlets; most notable a campaign through Suicidegirls.com, and was able to meet Yard Dog’s satisfaction in book sales. We also produced what we feel was one heck of a cool 30-second television spot for the book.