Bam! and Gromit
British publisher gets A Close Shave from Aardman
British publisher Bam! has announced a licensing deal with Aardman, Oscar winning creators of the classic Wallace and Gromit series of short films and more recently the Mel Gibson claymation movie Chicken Run. The deal gives Bam access to the likes of The Wrong Trousers and Creature Comforts, and a multi-platform Wallace and Gromit game is already under construction for unspecified console systems, with a 2003 release on the cards. Beyond that there is the possibility of Nick Park creating fresh new characters for future titles. "We strongly believe that Aardman's intimate knowledge of its characters and its superior storytelling skills, combined with our proven development and marketing expertise, will result in a range of excellent video games", Bam's Anthony Williams opined. "Not only will these games allow fans to interact with their favourite characters, but it will introduce a whole new audience to the adventures of Wallace and Gromit."