HyperBole Studios Signs Development Agreement With Stephen King

Posted on December 23, 1997

HyperBole Studios announced a joint agreement with author Stephen King and developer Mainstream Software to develop an original interactive desktop companion based on King's short stories. The project will mark the first time that a previously unpublished short story by King will make its debut on CD-ROM. The companion will also include screen savers, games, and custom desktops, all designed to terrify the user. HyperBole and Mainstream will now begin seeking financing and distribution for the project.

The title will be developed in VirtualCinema®, HyperBole Studios' versatile software engine. "VirtualCinema will give the user a more interesting and realistic experience than has been seen in this type of product before, which is important when you're working with the caliber of horror Stephen King creates," said Greg Roach, HyperBole's CEO.

Stephen King is the bestselling writer in the world, author of thirty novels and one work of nonfiction, five story collections, and nine screenplays. Mainstream Software is a Los Angeles-based company dedicated exclusively to the development of outstanding, imaginative, high-quality entertainment software for a broad range of computer users. The company specializes in the creation of graphics, production, and marketing materials. Stephen King's Desktop Companion represents Mainstream's first foray into this arena.