Game is now deep into development and will be launched in the coming weeks; proceeds will go to the MacGyver Foundation

Fairplay Media to launch MacGyver app

Using nothing but a broom handle, an old kettle and a tooth pick, mobile game developer Fairplay Media is developing a new MacGyver gaming app.

OK, it may have been a little more complex than that, but the firm insists that the new game – based on the American TV series of the Eighties and Ninties – will focus on the secret agent’s ‘extreme resourcefulness,’ that "made him such a household name."

Created by Lee Zlotoff, the original show ran for seven seasons in the US and was released in over 70 countries worldwide.

Fairplay’s CEO, Simon Philips, said: “Who deosn’t know MacGyver? To most people MacGyver is a household name that conjures up so many fond memories of puzzle solving, ingenuity and doing ‘a MacGyver’.

“We have been talking to Lee for some time and have constantly discussed different ways of bringing Mac to the mobile games market and we are delighted to be able to find a way to do just that.”

The firm states that the app is now deep into development and is due to be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to be able to bring MacGyver up to date and into the mobile games market,” added Zlotoff.

“Games are the perfect way for Mac to start new adventures with both the existing fans and an entirely new global audience as well.

“I am looking forward to working with the team at Fairplay an seeing Mac back in action.”

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the game will go to support The MacGyver Foundation.

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