FremantleMedia Enterprises partners with Square Enix to develop Space Invaders online slot game

May 9, 2012 | Sarah Blackburn

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced a two year agreement with Square Enix Ltd to develop the arcade videogame classic SPACE INVADERS® as an online slots game.

Launched in 1978, the original SPACE INVADERS® game ignited an entire entertainment medium and founded a gaming generation. The SPACE INVADERS® online slot game will target UK and European players and be available to customers via the OpenBet and GTS platforms later in 2012.

Simon Murphy, Head of Gambling EMEA said, “The deal with Square Enix further demonstrates our goal to become one of the leading developers and distributors of premium branded gaming content. We are thrilled to be introducing the iconic and globally recognised SPACE INVADERS into the gambling space for the first time.”

FME’s Gambling division has previously licensed, developed and distributed branded games for online, mobile and land based slots across a number of brands including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Price Is Right and Family Fortunes. The deal with Square Enix further establishes FME’s growing slate of non-TV intellectual property.