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27th November 2014

Hollyoaks The Game launches for phone and tablet

Lime Pictures are delighted to announce the launch of Hollyoaks’ first ever game for phones and tablets – in which users can explore the virtual village of Hollyoaks while unlocking levels, locations and characters as they help solve a mystery.

Hollyoaks The GameThe free to download game – produced by Lime Pictures and C4 – will allow players to become the newest residents of Hollyoaks and receive texts and voicemails from their favourite characters.

Featuring 100 different levels and easy-to-pick-up gameplay it stars Ziggy Roscoe, Marlena “Nana” McQueen, Theresa McQueen, Phoebe McQueen, Darren Osborne, Ste Hay, Maxine Minniver, Sienna Blake, Leela Lomax, Tom Cunningham, Trevor Royle and Jack Osborne.

With the help of the Hollyoaks characters the aim of the game is to complete all the levels and solve the mystery of Nana’s Missing Pearls. It’s a race against time for players to find the culprit because in Hollyoaks the plots thicken fast and anyone could be a suspect – including the village’s newest resident…

Along the way users score points with familiar Match 3 gameplay and compete with friends and share high scores on Facebook.

Fans will enjoy the first ever look at the imagined world of Hollyoaks village on an interactive map and exploring the interiors of The Dog in the Pond, The Hutch, The McQueens’ house, Price Slice, The Folly, The Roscoes' garage, Esther’s Magic Bean, The Savages’ Boat, Dee Valley Police Station, Savages’ Emporium and The Dee Valley University Hospital.

The game is suitable for short play sessions with ‘previously on’ recaps just like the show, while players can unlock ‘selfies’ allowing users to make and share photos with themselves and their favourite on-screen characters. It is accompanied by music from artists such International Departures, Feral Brood, Alexander, Stalking Horse, Ian Britt, Miracles and 10 Reasons.

Hollyoaks is the most Tweeted about soap and this year won Best Soap at The British Soap Awards as one of four coveted soap awards. Hollyoaks has 1.9 million Facebook fans and our posts regularly reach 4 million people each week. We have 11.5 million YouTube video views, 350k followers on Twitter, over 250k followers on Snapchat and can also be found on Instagram, Tumblr and channel4.com/Hollyoaks.

Download the game.

24th November 2014

George Osborne Celebrates North West Production of Disney’s Evermoor

Tatton MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited Arley Hall in Cheshire last week to meet the cast and crew of Lime Pictures’ latest hit production, Evermoor for Disney.

Already seen by 1.5 million viewers in the UK, Evermoor will go on to premiere on Disney Channel in more than 160 countries worldwide from this autumn and the Chancellor wanted to celebrate this local production for a global audience.

The backdrop location for Evermoor is Arley Hall with additional filming taking place in nearby Great Budworth and studios in nearby Warrington.

The production of Evermoor in the North West created 70 additional production roles for Lime Pictures, boosting the creative economy in the area as well as offering acting roles to a host of emerging British talent.

Chancellor of the Exchequer and local Tatton MP, George Osborne commented:

“The creative economy is robust and booming in the UK. Productions like Evermoor demonstrate the quality of skills and talent throughout the country, creating jobs and attracting international investment.

In addition, I remain committed to making the UK one of the most competitive nations in the world for the creative industries, with our programme of tax breaks and other flagship policies helping to bring some of the most exciting productions in the world here, like the new Star Wars films and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“It is particularly great to see this partnership between Disney and Lime Pictures bringing investment and employment to the North West. Britain has many talented people and beautiful locations and the creative sector is very important to our wider economy.”

 

24th November 2014

Innovation in Multi-Platform Award for Lime Digital Team

The Lime Pictures’ Digital Team have been recognised for the second year running at the Royal Television Society awards in the North West for Innovation in Multi-Platform for their social media campaign around the Who Killed Fraser story-line featuring the first ever for television snapchat stunt revealing the killer.

RTS AwardsThe innovative team, who also won the award last year, were nominated twice in the category; the second nomination was for their ground-breaking Hollyoaks campaign #ThisisAbuse in conjunction with the Home Office.

Lime Pictures were also nominated for Best Performance in a Continuing Drama for Hollyoaks’ James Sutton and Stephanie Davis and Best Continuing Drama Story-line for Hollyoaks’ male rape story-line.

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