Musical Video Game PETER PANIC, Starring Emily Skeggs & Gideon Glick, Out Now
Adult Swim Games released Tuesday the second act of Peter Panic, a musical video game starring Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) and Gideon Glick (Significant Other). The musical theater app, out now for iOS and Android, follows aspiring director Peter (Remy Germinario) as he attempts to save his local theatre from an ancient evil (Mykal Kilgore).
"The theatre is dilapidated," Glick explained, "so he goes across his town to find people to help him put on this show. There are these little challenges you have to do... It's a real new musical."
Since the first act was released back in March, Peter Panic has been downloaded by over a quarter million people and has ranked on numerous App Store lists, including "15 Funniest Games" and "10 Weirdest Games."
The cast also includes Shakina Nayfack (Difficult People), Joel Perez (Fun Home), Eric Ulloa (On Your Feet!) Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Logan Cunningham (Adultish), Crystal Lucas Perry, Amanda Savan, Nikko Benson, Cecil Baldwin and Dylan Marron (Welcome To Night Vale).
"My Thesis statement for Peter Panic is: I want to make people want to see a musical who've never seen a musical," said James Marion, the game developer. Ben Bonnema, who wrote Book, Music & Lyrics, added, "Since releasing Act One, we've learned of this tremendous crossover between gamers and theatre-lovers. Now with Act Two, which more than doubles the length of the game, we've added some special things just for that community," referring to, among other things, a song that you can only unlock by tweeting a video of you performing a number from the game.
Experienced gamers will be excited to learn that additional music was by Grant Kirkhope (Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie) and Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy), with a level designed by renowned Japanese game director Swery (Deadly Premonition). It also utilizes the voice talents of game designers Frank Lantz, Bennett Foddy, Rami Ismail and Dave Lang.
Watch a trailer for the game below!
The game is available now in the Apple iOS App Store and Android's Google Play. It is free to download and $2.99 to save your progress, with bonus songs available for a dollar apiece. The soundtrack is available on Spotify and in the iTunes store.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride