Top Chef: The Game released by Brighter Minds Media in collaboration with Bravo and Gamelab
Brighter Minds Media, LLC (Brighter Minds), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brighter Minds Media Inc. (The Company, TSX: BRI.V), launches Top Chef: The Game, along with cable network Bravo and co-developer Gamelab, modeled after Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning hit series, Top Chef. Top Chef: The Game has been developed pursuant to a licensing agreement through NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group and Joy Tashjian Marketing Group, LLC.
Embarking on its 5th season, set in New York City, Top Chef continues to be one of Bravo’s most critically-acclaimed creative competition series, and is rated the No. 1 food show on cable television. Top Chef: The Game invites fans of the show and food aficionados to test their skills against fellow chefs in a virtual kitchen, where players must choose wisely among ingredients to craft cuisine according to style and taste. To earn the distinction of Top Chef as determined by Host Padma Lakshmi and Head Judge Tom Colicchio, virtual chefs must out-cook and out-wit the competition.
Available for PC or Mac, Top Chef: The Game is due to be released in stores November 11. Players can download a free demo, learn more about the game and enter the “Top Chef: The Game Recipe Contest” now at www.TopChefTheGame.com.
Brighter Minds Media, based in Columbus, OH, specializes in creating and marketing award-winning software and boasts over 10 years experience in packaging and retail distribution of children’s and casual gaming software, as well as the development of children’s edutainment software.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Bravo on such an exclusive property,” said Jody McLain, Vice President of Operations, Brighter Minds. “Our goal was to capture the innovative, energetic, dramatic spirit of the show to allow the chefs at home to challenge their creativity and ingenuity in the kitchen, and really put their skills to the test.”
Co-developer Gamelab, a leader in the casual game industry and creator of such hit games as Diner Dash and JoJo’s Fashion Show, brings a unique outlook and gaming philosophy to the project. Top Chef: The Game is the second co-development partnership for Brighter Minds and Gamelab, who also partnered on the development of Bob the Builder: Can Do Zoo, released in June of 2008.
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About Brighter Minds Media, Inc.
Brighter Minds is a publisher of online and multimedia products for the entire family with a focus on creating wholesome and educational online games for children. Brighter Minds is also proud to offer a popular line of retail products including software, DVD games and books which are available at major retailers across the United States and Canada. Each of the company’s products incorporate well-known brands such as Bob the BuilderTM, CaillouTM, Marvel HeroesTM and DC HeroesTM characters, Jurassic ParkTM, PBS Kids® and Cartoon NetworkTM. Brighter Minds is based in Columbus, Ohio and is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX: BRI.V)
Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.
About NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBC Universal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBC Universal Online Store.
Gamelab is a game development company based in New York City, founded by Peter Lee and Eric Zimmerman in 2000. The staff of designers creates smart, innovative, high-quality games that appeal to a broad audience. Gamelab specializes in singleplayer and multiplayer online games, but have designed for a variety of platforms on and off the computer. Gamelab’s specialty is inventing new ways for people to play, integrating hip graphics, sound and content into approachable and addictive gameplay. Gamelab consults, creates custom games and also licenses and publishes original Gamelab titles.