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National Geographic Channel Launches A Bunker-Building Mobile Game Based On Its Highest Rated Series 'Doomsday Preppers'

FANS OF THE SERIES CAN IMPROVE THEIR 'PREPPING' SKILLS BY DOWNLOADING THE FREE GAME ON THE APP STORE

App Debuts In Time for Season Two of Doomsday Preppers Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (NGC) and National Geographic Games have released a new mobile game based on Doomsday Preppers, the highest-rated series on NGC featuring Americans who are preparing for the end of the world. The free-to-download bunker-building app, with in-app purchases for premium content and gameplay perks, is available now on the App Store timed to the second season of Doomsday Preppers, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Developed by Can't Stop Games and distributed internationally by G5 Entertainment, Doomsday Preppers players will be challenged to build the best-equipped bunker, constructing "prepping" floors and assigning fellow preppers to help prepare and store materials needed to survive any major catastrophe. Players will also be able to maximize their gameplay experience with in-app purchases that offer premium items, speed up processes, increase prepper skills and efficiency, and provide other bonus features that help them construct the biggest and most prepared bunker as possible. Special game content can be unlocked by watching new episodes of the show every week. 

Called "incredibly addictive" by Kotaku, Doomsday Preppers is a time and resource management game that follows and expands upon the gameplay mechanics of the most successful games on the market within the genre. The game highlights many aspects of the TV show, giving players access to a variety of 'bug out' locations, including a cabin and underground school bus shelter, as well as over 80 different production floors, including a pigpen, a self-defense floor, a field hospital, and even a spa!

Key Features:

  • 135 floors to build – how deep will you go?
  • Six types of floors: Shelter, Security, Food and Water, Science, Workshop and Recreation
  • Over 300 products to prep and store
  • Over 150 male and female customizable avatars to choose from
  • Regular game updates to keep you plotting and planning
  • Play with other preppers, including your Facebook friends

Game trailer: Doomsday Preppers™ for iPhone and iPad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-o1Tdvr9J0&feature=plcp

"We're excited to give viewers a new way to interact with our top-rated series Doomsday Preppers through this fun and engaging game," said Brad Dancer, National Geographic Channel's senior vice president of audience and business development. "Gamers will be able to work with other players to build a formidable shelter and purchase items to help them survive catastrophes that come their way. Both of these techniques are staples of 'real-life' preppers, who take the business of end times as a literal matter of life and death."

About Doomsday Preppers

National Geographic Channel's (NGC) highest-rated series Doomsday Preppers begins its 15-episode second season with a premiere on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In season two, the series will introduce a plethora of individuals who are committed to thinking through every contingency plan. The season features a 14-year-old preparing for a global economic collapse; a diabetic mother stockpiling insulin to survive the devastation of an F-5 tornado she fears is coming; and a "Brady Bunch"-style prepping family with six children who anticipate a terrorist small-pox epidemic.  

For more information on Doomsday Preppers, visit natgeotv.com/doomsdaypreppers. National Geographic Games are available through games.nationalgeographic.com, the Nat Geo Games online hub, or wherever online games are sold.

Doomsday Preppers is produced by Sharp Entertainment for National Geographic Channels. For Sharp Entertainment, executive producer is Matt Sharp and co-executive producer is Alan Madison. NGC's executive producer is Kathleen Cromley; the vice president of production and development is Charlie Parsons and the executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.

SOURCE National Geographic Channel

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