Factsheet

Developer:
Milky Tea
Based in Liverpool, UK

Publisher:
Wales Interactive
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Release Date:
Steam - 8th July 2015
PlayStaion4 – 3rd May 2016
Xbox One – 6th May 2016

Press Release:
Download Press Release

Platforms:
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac OS & Linux

Website:
coffindodgersgame.com

Steam Store:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/320540

Price:
Steam - £8.99, $10.99, €9.99
PlayStation 4 - £10.25, $11.99, €11.99

Xbox One - £9.59, $11.99, €11.99

Social:
twitter.com/milkyteastudios
twitter.com/_MrGrimReapers
facebook.com/milkyteastudios

Address:
Studio G01
12 Jordan Street
Liverpool
L1 0BP
United Kingdom

Phone:
+44 (0) 845 003 8159

Facsimile:
+44 (0)845 003 7389

Game Description

Coffin Dodgers sees life in the slow lane become a fast and furious race for your soul! Take on the role of one of seven quirky retirement village residents, each racing on their very own “pimped-up” mobility scooters, armed with a variety of homemade weapons and gadgets to take on anything the Grim Reaper and his army of zombies may throw at them. Invite your friends to the 2-4 Split-Screen Multiplayer Mode and cause mayhem with the player-to-player ragdoll combat in the 3D open world!

History

Game Features

  • “Road Rash” style player-to-player combat with wacky weapons and geriatric gadgets.
  • Character ragdoll physics!
  • Upgradable mobility scooters with modifications to suit your driving style.
  • Select from 7 old, quirky but full of life retirement village residents.
  • Unlock and play as the Grim Reaper himself!

Game Modes

  • Invite your friends to the 2-4 Split-Screen Multiplayer Mode!
  • Battle your way through a Single-Player Story Mode with races and challenges set around the beautifully crafted Sunny Pines retirement village.
  • Challenge yourself with the 3D open world “Crazy Granddad” Mode.

Studio History

Milky Tea is an award winning, independent creative production studio established in the UK in 2005. The studio was set up to bring the best in 3D, gaming, animation, design and digital talent together under one roof to produce breathtaking creative content.

The majority of the team have come from the world of high end AAA console game development and were involved in games such as Project Gotham Racing, Blur, Bang Bang Racing and Drive Club, so Milky Tea has always had game development at its core.

Over the past 8 years the studio has gone on to build a global client list that includes the likes of Sony, BBC, Channel 4, Kraft, Nestle, Unilver, Toyota, Bose to name but a few.

The business shot to fame in 2007 winning the opportunity to work with Lloyds TSB on the advertising campaign called “for the journey”. Here we developed those retro, recognisable, long nosed quirky characters that became one of the longest serving advertising campaigns in the UK. It was our job to produce breathtaking illustrations and interactive content.

Over the years we started to build up our games portfolio, mainly working on browser based games. One of which was for the BBC, called “The Well”, which went on to win two BAFTA awards and an EMMY award.

In 2012 after meeting Apple in California, we decided to re-focus the business and start developing our own games. In December 2012 we launched the first game on iOS and Android called Roller Rally, which went on to be nominated for a BIMA and DADI award.

Coffin Dodgers is the second of our very own projects to come out of the studio and includes the same vibrancy and attention to fun, story and detail that people have come to expect from the studio.

The Game Story

Welcome to a suburban retirement village where all is not as it seems… 

After settling down to recover from the responsibilities of working life, the residents of Sunny Pines have been idling away the days, life could not be more tranquil. 

However, a creepy new resident, Mr Grim Reaper, looks set to turn retirement on its head. After years trawling the earth for souls to harvest, Mr Grim Reaper concludes Sunny Pines is where he’ll lay his hat, where he can harvest souls from the comfort of his rocking chair. However, seven of the sprightliest senior citizens have other ideas and set out to prove that life for Grim in Sunny Pines definitely won't be like shooting fish in a barrel.

The stately seven decide to strike a deal with the Grim Reaper; a mobility scooter racing championship to the death. If they can prove themselves to be fast and full of life, surviving and ultimately winning the championship, then he will allow them to live. However, too slow and they will be condemned to the retirement village in the sky. 

What the Reaper doesn’t tell the folk of Sunny Pines is that once he takes your soul he can bring you back as one of his army of the living dead; mobility scooter racing zombies that are hell bent on making sure that nobody wins, by any means possible.

Now Available on Steam

Check out our Steam Store Page here

Projects


Videos

Game Trailer YouTube

Full Release Game Trailer Vimeo

Full Release Game Trailer - Extended Edition Vimeo

Studio Showreel 2015 Vimeo


Images

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Milky Tea Awards & Recognition

  • Banff Award winner - (BBC game, The Well)
  • Prolific North Award winner - (best animation studio)
  • BIMA Award nominee - (Game, Roller Rally)
  • DADI Award nominee - (Game, Roller Rally)
  • BAFTA nominated - (BBC game, The Well)
  • Emmy nominated - (BBC game, The Well)

Milky Tea Articles


Steam Store
Coffin Dodgers Steam Store Page store.steampowered.com.

Milky Tea Studio
Official website http://www.milkytea.com.

Company Blog
The Milky Tea Blog milkytea.com.

Director's LinkedIn
Milky Tea uk.linkedin.com.


About Milky Tea

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Storytelling through games, animation and digital illustration

More information

More information on Milky Tea, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Contact

Business Enquiries
jholmes@milkytea.com

Press Enquiries and press copy requests
ben@walesinteractive.com

Twitter
twitter.com/milkyteastudios

Facebook
facebook.com/milkyteastudio

Web
milkytea.com


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