By Tim Saunders on
A charity venture with a difference, involving the voice over talents of some of Hollywood’s biggest names, is to hit the internet in the next few months.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Bob Saget are among a group of celebrities to lend their voices to a new PC game being developed by Legacy Interactive and Animax Entertainment. The Tuttles’ Madcap Misadventures is an initiative of the Starlight Children's Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping seriously ill children and families cope through entertainment, education, and family activities.
“Starlight is taking a giant step forward, away from run-of-the-mill charity events into the rapidly growing realm of online entertainment and casual gameplay,” said Patty Evans, Vice President of the Starlight Starbright Foundation, which serves over 180,000 children every month, distracting them from their pain and helping them better understand and manage their illnesses. “This inventive approach gives anyone with internet access the chance to participate together in a fundraising event through online casual gaming. Traditional barriers to charity event participation such as geographic location, cost, and finding the time to partake become virtually obsolete.”
Starlight describes The Tuttles’ Madcap Misadventures as “a hilarious arcade adventure about a thoroughly modern family trying to bond on a road trip to see the Amazon”. The 40 levels of side-scrolling action are brought to life by comic book style animated sequences, which feature the voices of Ashley Tisdale, Dominic Scott Kay, Dave Thomas and Dave Coulier. William Shatner is also involved, and plays a character named Vance Shepherd, described as a TV action star whose self-involved persona has been downloaded into the on-board computer of the family’s mini-van.
The game will be available to download from various PC game portals, and is also expected to receive retail distribution in the future. It will sell for $20, with $4.75 per unit going to the Starlight Starbright Foundation.
More information on The Tuttles’ Madcap Misadventures can be found at www.starlight.org and www.tuttlesfamilygame.com.
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