24: The Game - Press Kit
24: The Game is a third-person shooter video game, based on the Fox television series 24. The game was developed by SCE Studio Cambridge and was published by 2K Games for PlayStation 2. The player controls many characters from the television series at different points in the game. The missions in the game involve elements of third-person shooter, driving and puzzle games. The musical score was composed by Sean Callery, while the script was written by Duppy Demetrius and the series production team.
It makes extensive use of actors' voices and likenesses from the TV series, as well as using a script and music score from the same production team. Casting and voice production for 24: The Game were organized and handled by Blindlight. The events contained in the game are set in Los Angeles between the second and third seasons of the show. The story features three plotlines that overlap around a character from Jack Bauer's past named Peter Madsen. Although the game received a mixed reception from critics, it received a BAFTA nomination for its screenplay elements.
Like the tv series, the game takes place over 24 hours and has the same start and end clocks for each hour, marking the start and end of each part of the game. The hours are broken down into 58 separate missions, of which there are three broad types, each described in further detail below. Some missions are objective based, while others have a time-restricted element. Each mission is graded out of 100 points, based on the quality of performance, number of objectives completed, shooting accuracy and so on. A grade of 90 points or higher rewards the player by unlocking some form of bonus feature, including three movies (interviews with cast about the game, TV promos), 98 images (wallpaper-like images of main characters) and 23 characters (3D models that the player can view).
24: The Game was announced on March 30th 2005 by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, through a licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox to bring 24 to the PlayStation 2. Sony Computer Entertainment's Cambridge Studio was confirmed as the games developer. The announcement described how the game would sit between seasons two and three of the TV series, answering many questions left unanswered by the shows storyline. Also included was the news that the game would feature the voices and likenesses of many of the cast of the TV show. By the time of the announcement the music score had been prepared by Sean Callery, while a script had been created by Duppy Demetrius in collaboration with the 24 production team. The announcement also stated that sound effects and noises from the TV series would be used in the game. The press release was accompanied by a press-only video featuring Kiefer Sutherland describing some of the story and gameplay elements.
Below are images of the 24: The Game Press Kit and the various pictures / videos that appeared on the press disc.