Bitmap Brothers' classic strategy game Z coming to iOS, Android and PlayBook

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Bitmap Brothers' classic strategy game Z coming to iOS, Android and PlayBook
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Acclaimed for its more complex and challenge strategy gameplay when released back in 1996, The Bitmap Brothers Z - now called Z: The Game - is being remade.

The project is a collaboration from licence owner The Bitmaps, and two of the original developers Tony Kavanagh and Peter Harrap (of Monty Mole fame).

It's promised that the game's tongue-in-cheek humour and addictive gameplay will be bought over intact, although the controls and interface have been radically overhauled to handle touchscreen devices.

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Z: The Game will be available on a range of devices from iPhone and iPad to Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and PC and Mac.

"We're thrilled to be working with The Bitmap Brothers on the fantastic Z: The Game," said Tony Kavanagh, MD of Kavcom.

"Fans of this classic strategy title are in for a real treat - everything is in there, from the terrific comedy cutscenes to the frantic multiplayer mode, and with a much friendlier, intuitive interface. This is going to be the definitive version of Z."

More details, screenshots and release dates will be announced shortly.

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