Today, the Phoenix-based entertainment software and technology companies, Jordan Freeman Group, LLC, (JFG) and ZOOM, LLC (DBA: ZOOM Platform) officially announced Shadow Stalkers, an emergent action-adventure stealth espionage video game featuring two major Hollywood stars. Shadow Stalkers will be released episodically and each game episode will feature an additional guest star. JFG and ZOOM Platform have partnered with 3D Realms (Duke Nukem, Max Payne, Prey, Rad Rodgers, and Wolfenstein 3D) to develop Shadow Stalkers with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
Shadow Stalkers is set to be released for PC/Mac/Linux and published by Sony as a console exclusive for their PlayStation 4 in 2018.
Jordan Freeman, CEO of JFG and ZOOM Platform’s Chief Creative Officer, released a joint statement with ZOOM Platform’s Executive Chairman, Bernard Stolar: “It is with great pleasure that we announce Shadow Stalkers. We are ecstatic to be collaborating on the project with legendary 3D Realms. As an independent company, 3D Realms’ stellar track record of successful original intellectual properties speaks for itself. From Max Payne to Prey to Duke Nukem, their success is unparalleled. We are also excited to announce that we have been in extended discussions with Xsolla Capital to launch the project and have an intended close of June 30th 2017. We look forward to working on multiple projects including our MegaRace Reboot and TREMORS games with Xsolla Capital, in the very near future.”
Scott Miller, Founder and Chief Creative Officer at 3D Realms, had this to say: “All of us at 3D Realms are super excited to develop this game, which we see as a delicious blend of James Bond, Max Payne, and Hitman, with unique ingredients added in to make it even more tasty. If there’s one thing 3D Realms has a history of, it’s coming up with unique types of gameplay. We plan to put the same innovative efforts into Shadow Stalkers.”
Freeman of JFG and ZOOM Platform added: “Shadow Stalkers will prove monumental in the history of video games for several reasons. It will be the first time ever that a game was conceived directly with the talent first before going to a publisher and it will be the first time a game features guest stars in each episode much like a TV show would. Last but not least, Shadow Stalkers will re-define the Trans-Media Intellectual Property Eco-System by converging entertainment mediums and releasing a successful hybrid product combining the best of all worlds.”
About ZOOM (a Jordan Freeman Group company):
ZOOM’s mission is to design, create, and publish traditional and interactive entertainment with a Generation X trans-media appeal. ZOOM’s products will be distributed digitally via, ZOOM Platform, along with non-exclusive third party content from both major publishers and indies with a catalog spanning the classics to new releases. ZOOM has a world-class management team with veterans from all facets of the entertainment and technology industries.
ZOOM’s Executive Chairman, Bernie Stolar, is a 30+ year veteran of the video game industry. As the first EVP of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Bernie helped introduce the PlayStation to the gaming world. As President/COO of Sega, Bernie led the launch of the Dreamcast console, the most successful console launch in the history of the industry. Stolar was also Google’s Games Evangelist after the acquisition of his Firm, AdScape Media.
ZOOM’s Chief Creative Officer and Founder, Jordan Freeman, conceived the ZOOM Platform project and built its first prototype. He also formed the Jordan Freeman Group development arm of the Company, which will focus on building franchises around ZOOM technology. These franchises will be published and distributed on ZOOM Platform. Before ZOOM, Freeman was Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Head 2 Head Gaming.
ZOOM’s Chief Financial Officer, Bernie Gilhuly, CPA, was previously SVP at One World Networks, CFO at Tribe Management Partners, and at present is a Managing Partner at LL Business Management. Bernie brings 20+ years of experience in entertainment industry finance to ZOOM.
About 3D Realms:
3D Realms is a leading episodic and online-based games studio co-founded in 1994 by Scott Miller. With the 3D Realms team, Miller has co-created and co-designed three major game franchises, with sales totaling over 18 million units: Duke Nukem, Max Payne, and Prey. In 2002, the Max Payne IP was sold to Take-Two Interactive in a deal totaling $48 million, the first deal of its kind in the industry. In 2008, Max Payne would become a 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg. In 2014, 3D Realms was acquired by SDN Invest.