Sony Pictures Interactive launches Hotel Transylvania game on Facebook

16 Aug 2012

Sony Pictures Interactive has checked into Facebook with its first premium social game, The Hotel Transylvania.

In The Hotel Transylvania game, inspired by the upcoming animated film Hotel Transylvania, players build, decorate, manage and maintain their own Hotel Transylvania. They may also grow zombies in the hotel graveyard to create hotel staff, and keep guests happy with ‘torturous amenities’, according to Sony Pictures Interactive.

Players can also check back daily to collect rewards, share gifts with friends and entertain their hotel guests.

The game is free to play on Facebook.

“Social games are a key entertainment activity for millions of people online,” said Emmanuelle Borde, executive vice-president and general manager, Sony Pictures Interactive.

“Sony Pictures Interactive has always focused on building digital experiences that drive community and conversation. The move into social games was a logical evolution for our business.”

The Hotel Transylvania game has been designed and developed entirely in-house by Sony Pictures Interactive. 

“Our goal was to build a game that is fun to play while taking advantage of the full range of social tie-ins that experienced gamers expect from social games,” said Scott Nourse, senior vice-president of production, Sony Pictures Interactive. 

Sony Pictures Interactive is planning on launching one to two new social games a year. The next game is due to be launched in April 2013.

The Hotel Transylvania film is scheduled to be released on 28 September in the US.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic